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Harsh Punishment for Smoking on Trains in China



CHINA , HEALTH August 17, 2016


(Photo: Pixabay) China's railway provider is imposing harsher punishments for smoking on trains.  The rule was specifically designed for high-speed trains, which abruptly stop when smoking alarms are set off - severely affe...

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Chinese Region Grants Paid Period Leave



CHINA , HEALTH August 17, 2016


(Photo: Pixabay) A region in China is granting paid leave for women on their periods.  Ningxia Hui, an autonomous region in the northwest of the country,  allows workers to 2 days of paid menstrual leave.  Accord...

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DJs Call on Khan over Fabric Drugs Closure



HEALTH, LONDON LIFE August 17, 2016


A collection of leading DJs, along with members of the public, have called on London Mayor Sadiq Khan to intervene to secure the future of Fabric nightclub. Fabric is an iconic venue near the Barbican, and has been closed in...

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Drug Could Prolong the Life of Pet Dogs



HEALTH, UK August 16, 2016


(Photo: Pixabay) A drug that prolongs the life of pet dogs is currently being trialled - and showing great promise.  Rapamycin, an anti-rejection medicine, was given to the pets by scientists at the University of Washington...

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McDonald's Urged to Ban Antibiotic-treated Animals



BUSINESS, HEALTH August 12, 2016


Campaigners are urging McDonald's to cease its use of antibiotic-treated animal products.  Scientists claim treating livestock with antibiotics is breeding drug-resistant superbugs. The fast food giant, which operates ...

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