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Harry Potter’s Robbie Coltrane left wheelchair-bound after 'crippling' health problems

Harry Potter’s Robbie Coltrane left wheelchair-bound after 'crippling' health problems

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Harry Potter star Robbie Coltrane has sparked concern among fans after he was spotted in a wheelchair this week.The 68-year-old actor, who played friendly half-human half-giant Rubeus Hagrid in the hit saga, was seen at the Renaissance Hotel in London, where he was promoting Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike ride at Universal.According to The Sun, Robbie has been unable to walk due to a problem with his knee.A source told the publication: “Robbie has been in constant pain for years now, with his knee constantly deteriorating. Related Articles HEALTH PROBLEMS: Robbie Coltrane was seen using a wheelchair after crippling health issues (Pic: GETTY ) “It’s left him unable to walk without any assistance and he’s been given a wheelchair while he waits to have a spe...
Schools should have 'no idling zones', Public Health England chief says

Schools should have 'no idling zones', Public Health England chief says

Health
Public health chiefs have proposed a ban on cars idling outside school gates in a bid to cut air pollution. The measure is among a series of recommendations put forward by Public Health England.PHE medical director Paul Cosford told the BBC: "We should stop idling outside schools and we should make sure that children can walk or cycle to school."PHE said 28,000 to 36,000 deaths a year in the UK could be attributed to long-term exposure to air pollution. Wood burners under fire in clean air plan Watch: how pollution moves across Europe The report is also calling for congestion charges to be imposed in cities across the UK.It describes air pollution as the biggest environmental threat to health in the UK and says there is strong evidence that air pollution ...
Irregular sleeping may hurt heart health, study says

Irregular sleeping may hurt heart health, study says

Health
March 8 (UPI) -- Having an unpredictable sleep pattern can put a person a higher cardiovascular risk, a new study says. People whose nightly sleep length varied by more than two hours on average were 2.2 times more likely to have a stroke, congestive heart failure and coronary heart disease, according to a study presented this week at the American Heart Association's Epidemiology and Prevention/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions. "Sleep regularity is an understudied area with critical relevance to everyone. Understanding its relationship with cardiovascular disease has important public health implications and may identify novel strategies for cardiovascular disease prevention," Tianyi Huang, an associate epidemiologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital and study lead ...