Indigenous people exposed to UK nuclear tests given healthcare aid

May 9, 2017 0

Indigenous Australians who were exposed to radiation from British nuclear tests will receive upgraded healthcare, the Australian government has announced. From 1952 to 1963, Britain detonated bombs at Maralinga and Emu Field in South Australia, and the Montebello Islands off Western Australia. Although the sites were remote, many Aboriginal people were forced to move. Those who remained were exposed to high levels of radiation, which was later linked to significant health problems. They will now be eligible for a war veterans’ Gold Card, which covers most medical costs, Veterans’ Affairs Minister Dan Tehan said. ...

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Harmful environmental pollution increases risk of cancer

May 9, 2017 0

Researchers in the US have found that poor environmental quality is particularly strongly linked to prostate and breast cancer cases. New York: A new research has found that exposure to harmful environmental factors including air; water and land quality may increase risk of developing deadly disease cancer. Researchers in the US have found that poor environmental quality is particularly strongly linked to prostate and breast cancer cases. One of the researchers Jyotsna Jagai of the University of Illinois, Chicago.”Our study is the first we are aware of to address the impact of cumulative environmental exposures on cancer incidence.” Jagai said, “This work helps support the idea that all of the exposures we experience affect our health, and underscores the potential for social and environmental improvements to positively impact health outcomes. ...

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Deliberate grass fires started in Wales up by 33%

Feb 17, 2017 0

The number of deliberately started grass fires in Wales increased by almost a third last year, new figures have shown. Some 2,604 grass fires, about eight in 10, were started on purpose in 2015-16, according to Welsh Government figures. ...

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Drugs thrown over HMP Exeter walls ‘almost daily’

Feb 1, 2017 0

Contraband including drugs is thrown over the walls almost daily at a prison struggling with staff shortages, a report has found. HM Inspectorate of Prisons also warned the high number of violent incidents at HMP Exeter could get worse. ...

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