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Air pollution: Cars should be banned near schools says public health chief

Public health chiefs have called for cars to be banned around schools in the UK, reports say. Paul Cosford, the medical director of Public Health England, told the Times it should be socially unacceptable to leave a car running near school gates. The comments came as PHE published a series of recommendations on how the… Read More »

Measles cases at 'alarmingly' high levels around the world, UNICEF says

Ten countries, including Brazil, the Philippines and France, accounted for nearly three-quarters of the total increase in measles cases in 2018, according to figures released by the UN’s agency for children. This “alarming” global surge in measles cases poses a “growing” threat to children, UNICEF says. Poor health infrastructure, low awareness, civil disorder, complacency and… Read More »

Here is why white folks are fueling the opioid crisis, study says

The opioid crisis is at the center of a national disparity in how the public views and responds to drug addiction, according to a study published Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine. The health care community funnels too many drugs to low-income white patients, triggering addiction, while people of color who… Read More »