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Contaminated blood scandal inquiry announced

Contaminated blood scandal inquiry announced A UK-wide inquiry will be held into the contaminated blood scandal that left at least 2,400 people dead, the prime minister has confirmed. A spokesman for Theresa May said it would establish the causes of the “appalling injustice” that took place in the 1970s and 1980s. Thousands of NHS patients were given blood products from abroad that were infected with hepatitis C and HIV. It’s been called the worst treatment disaster in the history of the NHS. Many of those affected and their families believe…

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Do you live in the world's laziest country?

Do you live in the world's laziest country? US scientists have amassed “planetary-scale” data from peoples’ smartphones to see how active we really are. The Stanford University analysis of 68 million days’ worth of minute-by-minute data showed the average number of daily steps was 4,961. Hong Kong was top averaging 6,880 a day, while Indonesia was bottom of the rankings with just 3,513. But the findings also uncovered intriguing details that could help tackle obesity. Most smartphones have a built-in accelerometer that can record steps and the researchers used anonymous…

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