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NHS staff urged to help service tackle climate change

NHS staff urged to help service tackle climate change

Health
NHS staff are being encouraged to drive to work less and bring in reusable cups and bottles to help the health service tackle climate change.The suggestions are part of an NHS plan to cut carbon emissions to net zero and reduce air pollution. Hospitals will also be told to switch to less-polluting anaesthetic gases and reduce emissions from buildings.The plan follows the launch of Climate Assembly UK this week, which is looking at how the UK can best get to net zero.The government has committed to the UK reaching the target - where the same volume of greenhouse gases is being emitted as is being absorbed through offsetting techniques like forestry - by 2050. Are there too many people on Earth... and other questions Climate change: Where we are in seven ch...
E-cigarettes don’t help smokers quit, U.S. Surgeon General says

E-cigarettes don’t help smokers quit, U.S. Surgeon General says

Health
Jan. 23 (UPI) -- United States Surgeon General Jerome Adams has declared that e-cigarette use doesn't help smokers quit -- but it may get non-smokers to start. Adams made the remarks Thursday as he presented his office's 2020 report on tobacco. He noted that despite the fact that many e-cigarette -- or vaping -- products are promoted as a tool to help smokers quit, scientific evidence supporting these claims remains mixed. The 2020 report -- the 34th overall -- was the first in roughly three decades to address smoking cessation specifically, and it comes in the midst of ongoing debate in Congress and elsewhere about flavored vaping products and their appeal, particularly among young people. Earlier this month, the Food and Drug Administration announced a ban on flavored e-cigarette prod...
Bariatric surgery doesn’t always help mental health of overweight teens

Bariatric surgery doesn’t always help mental health of overweight teens

Health
Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Bariatric surgery can help teens struggling with their weight get healthier -- physically. However, the mental and emotional problems many experience, due at least in part to being overweight, may persist long after successful surgery, says a study published Tuesday in the journal The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health. "The transition from adolescence to young adulthood is a vulnerable time, not least in adolescents with severe obesity," study co-author Kajsa Järvholm, of Skåne University Hospital in Sweden, said in a statement. "We suggest that adolescents and their caregivers should be given realistic expectations in advance of embarking on a surgical pathway, and that as adolescents begin treatment, long-term mental health follow-up and support should be a requirem

Transfer news LIVE: Kylian Mbappe hails Liverpool ‘machine’, Inter make improved Eriksen offer, Cavani to Chelsea and Rooney to help Man United?

Sports
[unable to retrieve full-text content]The transfer window is now open and talkSPORT will keep you across all the big news, rumours and gossip throughout January. Tune in for the very latest news and expert reaction from former managers, players and top pundits and follow our live rolling blog below… Top stories on talkSPORT.com Chelsea and Liverpool target Timo Werner […] talkSPORT
Bills in several states aim to help those in the gig economy. Some are worried they’ll lose work instead

Bills in several states aim to help those in the gig economy. Some are worried they’ll lose work instead

Finance
Halley Bondy and daughter Robin, 2Halley BondyHalley Bondy loves being a freelance writer.And the 35-year-old journalist, who lives in Brooklyn, New York, earns more working for herself than she did as a full-time employee.Now, a proposal in New York state that could require companies to classify more of their freelancers as employees is spreading panic among people like Bondy."All of my employers would probably just ditch me," Bondy said. "I don't think any one of them would take me on full-time."More from Personal Finance:Not all agree buying steady retirement income is a good ideaMore people may soon have annuities in their 401(k) plansRMD changes may affect retirement accountsSeveral states are moving to reshape their labor laws so that more independent contractors are turned into empl...