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Butlin’s: 1,000 jobs at risk when furlough ends

Butlin’s: 1,000 jobs at risk when furlough ends

Business
Holiday camp operator Butlin's has yet to tell 1,000 furloughed workers what their future is when the government's wage subsidy scheme ends next month.A document sent to staff and seen by the BBC suggests employees either take paid holiday if they have any remaining or unpaid leave if not.Butlin's is currently operating at 50% capacity and is heading into the winter months when income falls significantly. It said no decision had been made about workers on the government scheme.The company said: "Since we reopened Butlin's we've worked hard to bring back as many of our team as possible whilst ensuring we're safe and secure. "There has been no decision made regarding our team who are still furloughed." Coronavirus: When will the furlough scheme end? Extend ...
New veterans have 93% higher risk for suicide than general public, study finds

New veterans have 93% higher risk for suicide than general public, study finds

Health
Sept. 11 (UPI) -- New military veterans are 93% more likely to die by suicide than the general public, an analysis published Friday by JAMA Network Open found. The assessment, which focused on nearly 1.9 million service members that left the military between 2010 and 2017, found that more than 3,000 service of them died by suicide, with the vast majority of them -- just over 94% -- men. Advertisement The study found men were more than three times as likely to die by suicide after transitioning to civilian life than women, the researchers said. Younger members, 17 to 19 years old, were 4.5 times as likely to die by suicide after leaving the service than older veterans -- those 40 years old and older -- according to the researchers. "National leaders at the highest levels of the U.S. gover...
Chemicals in food, clothing, cosmetics increase ADHD risk in children, study finds

Chemicals in food, clothing, cosmetics increase ADHD risk in children, study finds

Health
Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Exposure to certain chemicals commonly found in cosmetics and processed foods increases a child's risk for developing ADHD-like behaviors by more than 30%, according to a study published Friday by JAMA Network Open. For every two-fold rise in concentrations of chemicals called phthalates, as measured by urinalysis, a child is 34% more likely to shows signs of the neurobehavioral disorder, the data showed. Advertisement And for every two-fold increase in urine concentrations of dichlorophenols, the risk grows by 15%, the researchers said. Phthalates are used in plastics and are often found in cosmetics, lubricants, personal-care products, medical devices, detergents, packaging, children's toys, pharmaceuticals, food products and clothing, while dichlorophenols can be found...
Study: Heart med use has halved heart attack risk in people with Type 2 diabetes

Study: Heart med use has halved heart attack risk in people with Type 2 diabetes

Health
Aug. 28 (UPI) -- People with diabetes can cut their risk for heart attacks in half, simply by taking medications designed to prevent them, an analysis presented Saturday during the European Society of Cardiology virtual congress found. Those with Type 2 diabetes and no prior history of heart disease were able to reduce their risk for heart attacks by 61% and death from heart-related causes by 41%, the data showed. Advertisement Historically, having Type 2 diabetes doubled a person's likelihood for having a heart attack compared to those without the disease, but risk reductions seen in this analysis likely coincide with increased focus on heart health in recent years, the researchers said. Over the past 20 years, use of cholesterol-lowering medications among diabetes patients increased mor...
Preterm birth might raise risk for health problems, early death, study says

Preterm birth might raise risk for health problems, early death, study says

Health
Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Women who give birth to preterm babies have a higher risk for developing health problems -- and dying from them -- about a decade after delivery, a study published Wednesday by BMJ found. Compared to women who had 37-week pregnancies, mothers who had "extremely preterm" deliveries -- 22 to 27 weeks of pregnancy -- were just over twice as likely to die from any cause within the next 10 years after giving birth, the data showed. Advertisement Those who gave birth after 27 weeks and up to 36 weeks of pregnancy were 70% more likely to die from any cause within the next 10 years, the researchers found. Full-term pregnancies last 39 weeks, with 37-week pregnancies being considered early term. The findings were not explained by shared genetic or early life environmental factors...