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Rail strike triggers more traveller headaches

Rail strike triggers more traveller headaches

Business
Fresh strike action in a long-running row over train guards has again disrupted busy rail services that carry 100,000 passengers a day.South Western Railway (SWR) is cancelling nearly half of its services - some 800 trains a day - during the four-day walkout by members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union. The 35th strike since the dispute started almost two years ago, it will hit services between London Waterloo and other stations including Portsmouth, Reading, Exeter, and Weymouth. The union said members were "rock-solid" on the picket lines on the first day of industrial action and called on the rail operator to "get serious" in reaching an agreement.The train company said it remained "committed to finding a solution" to the ongoing quarrel. ...
Veterans with traumatic brain injuries at risk for severe headaches years later

Veterans with traumatic brain injuries at risk for severe headaches years later

Health
TUESDAY, June 20, 2017 -- U.S. veterans who have suffered traumatic brain injuries may struggle with severe headaches years later, a new study finds.The study included 172 vets who served in Afghanistan or Iraq between 2 and 11 years before the study began. Half suffered a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, during deployment; half did not.A TBI is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head that disrupts normal brain function. Besides headache, it can lead to post-traumatic stress, depression and sleep disorders, as well as problems with thinking and muscle control, the researchers explained.The researchers assessed the number of vets with the worst headaches, which were described as "disabling" or "severe." A disabling headache was one so bad the veteran stopped all activity and was bedridden...