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No such thing as an ideal heating setting | Letters

16/10/2017 Letters 0

A thin lady is likely to feel colder than a plump one. A recent sample in English homes recorded living-room temperatures from 10C to 25C, explains thermal comfort researcher Sue RoafAs a thermal comfort researcher, men often complain to me that their …

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Geoffrey Schild obituary

12/10/2017 John Oxford 0

Microbiologist who opened the way for a universal flu vaccine, and led pioneering research to combat AidsThe microbiologist Geoffrey Schild, who has died aged 82, did much to help halt the spread of influenza, polio and Aids. It was he who proposed the…

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How your blood may predict your future health

10/10/2017 Kat Arney 0

New research into bloodstream ‘biomarkers’ aims to unlock the full impact of social status on people’s lifetime health outcomes. The key is exposure to stress Health is a well-known inequality issue. While ageing is inevitable and most of us will get s…

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Britain also has a fatal overwork problem | Letters

09/10/2017 Letters 0

Regularly working 49 hours or more a week is associated with a significantly increased risk of stroke, writes David Hardman of the London Hazards CentreYour report on the death from overwork of the Japanese reporter Miwa Sado states that 80 hours of ov…