UK Government to cut Fixed Odds Betting Terminals maximum stake from £100 to £2

The maximum stakes on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) are to be reduced from £100 to £2 to reduce the risk of gambling-related harm, Minister for Sport and Civil Society Tracey Crouch announced . The move comes off the back of a consultation with the public and the industry to ensure that we have the right balance between a sector that can grow and contribute to the economy and one that is socially responsible and doing all it should to protect consumers and communities. The government wants to reduce the…

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World Retinoblastoma Week Aims to Show Early detection of childhood eye cancer is curable

With reported incidences of Retinoblastoma (life threatening eye cancer affecting new born and very young children up to 5 years of age) increasing over the years, doctors unanimously recommend that screening of eye for any abnormality in infants/toddlers should be made mandatory.  Further, doctors suggest that systemizing eye screenings for infants/ toddlers will go a long way in detecting lethal eye cancers and preventing childhood blindness. Retinoblastoma (RB) is a life-threatening eye cancer affecting new born and very young children up to 5 years of age. It can occur either…

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The Prevalence of Childhood Poverty is Not Well Understood by Many Americans, New Survey Shows

Approximately 1-in-5 children in the U.S. are living in poverty today, and even though this represents one of the highest childhood poverty rates among developed nations worldwide, almost half of Americans (49 percent of those surveyed) are unaware of the prevalence of childhood poverty in the U.S., based on a new national survey from Walgreens. The first “Every One Counts Survey,” released on the 22nd May, shows the importance of recognizing this issue in advance of Red Nose Day on May 24 – an event which helps to raise funds…

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Cancer Research UK Survey Shows Beliefs in fake causes of cancer is rife

Mistaken belief in mythical causes of cancer is rife according to new research jointly funded by Cancer Research UK and published today in the European Journal of Cancer. Researchers at University College London (UCL) and the University of Leeds surveyed 1,330 people in England and found that more than 40% wrongly thought that stress (43%) and food additives (42%) caused cancer. A third incorrectly believed that electromagnetic frequencies (35%) and eating GM food (34%) were risk factors, while 19% thought microwave ovens and 15% said drinking from plastic bottles caused cancer…

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Apple now globally powered by 100 percent renewable energy

As part of its commitment to combat climate change and create a healthier environment, Apple has announced its global facilities are powered with 100 percent clean energy. This achievement includes retail stores, offices, data centers and co-located facilities in 43 countries — including the United States, the United Kingdom, China and India. The company also announced nine additional manufacturing partners have committed to power all of their Apple production with 100 percent clean energy, bringing the total number of supplier commitments to 23. “We’re committed to leaving the world better…

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