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    Inside Delhi’s air pollution crisis

    news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Thursday, 18 November - 05:00

Over the past few weeks, a thick brown smog has enveloped Delhi. The pollution is so bad that the capital and surrounding states have shut schools and imposed work-from-home orders. Toxic air at levels 20 times higher than those deemed healthy by the World Health Organization has become a seasonal occurrence in India, causing about 1.6 million premature deaths every year. Madeleine Finlay speaks to Guardian South Asia correspondent Hannah Ellis-Peterson and environmental researcher Karthik Ganesan about what it is like to live with poisonous air – and what needs to be done

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    The agony of choosing termination for my baby who had foetal anomaly

    news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Sunday, 14 November - 12:00

There is a silence around the death of a baby, and a greater hush around the issue of termination for foetal anomaly. Laura Doward shares her life-changing experience

I’m looking at my name, handwritten in capital letters, neat as a button. Considering asking for another form to rewrite it, make it shakier.

“Foeticide,” the doctor is saying.

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    Where you live plays a major role in your mental wellbeing | Torsten Bell

    news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Sunday, 14 November - 10:30

Your state of mind doesn’t only depend on healthcare provision, the area itself affects you

Mental health varies significantly across the country. Last year, estimated rates of mental disorder in children were as high as 20.5% in the West Midlands but just half that in London.

There are also big gaps in how many people access mental health support. A new US study dug into huge variation among older adults across states: people over 65 in Massachusetts were twice as likely as those in Nevada to use mental health services. The records of those moving between areas reveals that most (60%) of the gaps in mental health care use were related to places themselves.

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    New vaccine campaigns target rural Americans to address disparities

    news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Tuesday, 9 November - 10:00

Rural residents are older and poorer, are less likely to be vaccinated – and twice as likely to die of Covid as city dwellers

In the United States, there is a renewed campaign to vaccinate rural Americans due to the stark difference in Covid-19 cases and deaths among those living in less-populated areas compared with towns and cities.

Rural residents are now twice as likely to die from Covid-19 as Americans in metropolitan areas. Yet rural areas tend to lag at least 10% behind metropolitan areas when it comes to vaccination – and this hesitancy is exacerbating already existing health issues.

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    Welsh study shows impact of Covid on 10- and 11-year-olds

    news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Friday, 5 November - 07:00

Children ate less healthily, took less exercise and had more emotional problems, say researchers

Children in the UK ate fewer vegetables, took less exercise and experienced worsening emotional difficulties following the Covid outbreak, according to a research study.

A biennial survey conducted by investigators at Cardiff University found that primary school-age children reported a sharp increase in “elevated or clinically significant emotional difficulties” in early 2021, compared with the same survey conducted in 2019.

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    Watchdog U-turns on recommendation to induce pregnant women at 41 weeks

    news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Thursday, 4 November - 20:51

Charities and campaigners welcome softening of guidelines saying there is no evidence it would reduce stillbirths

Pregnant women should be left to give birth naturally rather than induced when they reach 41 weeks, an NHS watchdog has advised in a U-turn on its advice around childbirth.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) initially recommended in draft guidance in May that mothers-to-be should be induced at 41 weeks, to help reduce stillbirths and other complications.

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    Health experts urge on child HPV jabs in UK after pandemic lull

    news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Thursday, 4 November - 15:19

Exclusive: Lancet study confirms vaccine against human papillomavirus infection is cutting cases of cervical cancer by 87%

Cancer experts are urging families to ensure their children get the HPV vaccine after it emerged that almost half of those eligible missed out last year because of the pandemic.

A study published in The Lancet on Thursday confirmed that the jab was cutting cases of cervical cancer by 87%. The results were hailed as powerful further evidence that the vaccine has prevented, and will continue to prevent, thousands of young people from falling ill.

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    ‘Give yourself a hand’: Queensland Health encourages masturbation in cheeky social media post

    news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Thursday, 4 November - 04:09

Spokesperson says aim of message was to reduce stigma and normalise healthy conversations especially among young people

Queensland authorities surprised their Facebook followers with some “pleasurable” health advice on Thursday.

On its official Facebook page, Queensland Health shared a post about masturbation, which was accompanied by brightly coloured infographics detailing its health benefits.

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