On the same point another added: 'What bugs me the most about the rail fare increases in that public workers have had next to no pay rise for the past ten years but have no choice other than to commute, so the constant increase in fares (for a worse service) is a heavy form of additional taxation'. … [Read more...] about UK’s fat cat rail bosses are handed huge pay rises of up to 18% despite another year of fare hikes and delays for passengers
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Asthma UK revealed that four in five people in England who might be at risk of having severe asthma were stuck in "limbo" in primary care instead of being referred to specialists for diagnoses and treatments that could transform or save their lives. … [Read more...] about How ‘extra clean’ homes could be deadly – increasing your child’s risk of asthma by 40%’
PHE’s support for e-cigarettes as a tool to help people quit smoking is shared by other respected health bodies, such as the Royal College of Physicians and Cancer Research UK. They point out that the UK regulates smoking and vaping far more rigorously than the US. The UK has rules on age, and health warnings, and caps on the nicotine content. Marketing to young people is forbidden – e-cigarettes cannot be advertised on TV. There is less nicotine in Juul pods or e-cigarette cartridges sold in the UK: Juul in the US contains up to 59mg per ml, while nicotine levels in e-cigarettes across Europe are capped at 20mg per ml by an EU directive enshrined in British law. In the US, at this point, there is no middle ground between unrestricted sales and an outright ban. … [Read more...] about The great vape debate: are e-cigarettes saving smokers or creating new addicts?
'It’s the first time I felt like I had to be responsible about my choice of love, which is a challenging thing to do. If you fall in love, you fall in love. But there’s another aspect I had to consider: what this meant in [putting] a microscope on my family and particularly on my daughter,' said Rosario, who adopted her daughter Isabella, 17, in 2014. 'But in each other I think we found our person.' … [Read more...] about Rosario Dawson officially ‘comes out’ while discussing her romance with Cory Booker – but admits she’s ‘never had a relationship in the LGBTQ space’
‘Finally, through content like Our Planet—featuring David Attenborough and supported by the World Wildlife Fund—we work with storytellers who use their talents to build awareness around environmental issues, reaching millions of people around the world.’ … [Read more...] about Netflix reveals its energy consumption nearly DOUBLED last year as it streamed content to 158 MILLION subscribers