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Millions of child asthma cases linked to traffic pollution every year

Asthma and traffic pollution are linkedAskin Tulay Over/Getty By New Scientist Staff and Press Association Four million cases of childhood asthma globally could be attributable to nitrogen dioxide from traffic pollution every year. Pollution from vehicles may damage airways, leading to inflammation and the development of asthma in children who are genetically predisposed to the… Read More »

Who gets to decide when a 14-year-old wants to change gender? The child, the hospital, the battling parents?

In many ways, Max is a typical 14-year-old. He eschews soft music in favour of rock and heavy metal, likes to wear hoodies, giggles when he’s nervous and has a flair for drawing animals. He can be opinionated and sarcastic one moment, shy and withdrawn the next. His insecurities, however, run deeper than run-of-the-mill teenaged… Read More »

'I was a size 18 when I was a child. And I got bigger again' – Dublin woman 'ecstatic' after losing four stone

Vanessa Veldman Vanessa Veldman ‘I was a size 18 when I was a child. And I got bigger again’ – Dublin woman ‘ecstatic’ after losing four stone Independent.ie Dubliner Vanessa Veldman joined Weight Watchers at a starting weight of 14st 3lbs and is now 10st 3lbs. Here, she reveals how she lost four stone. https://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/i-was-a-size-18-when-i-was-a-child-and-i-got-bigger-again-dublin-woman-ecstatic-after-losing-four-stone-37677618.html… Read More »