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The Week That Was: Health and Wellbeing (17/05/19)

16th May 2019

Global alcohol consumption has increased 70% in less than 30 years, new research shows

British people are drinking less alcohol than three decades ago, despite a huge rise in the amount of booze consumed in large parts of the world, a study has shown.

Call for poor and disabled to be given NHS fitness trackers

Vulnerable groups ‘could be left behind by technology revolution in medicine’, widening health inequality.

Smartphones are damaging to our health – I’m grateful I’ve never had one

Scheenagh Harrington looks at her decision to live without a smartphone and the impact on her wider life and health.

Air pollution: Parents plead for car bans in school streets

Parents are calling for thousands of schools to be protected from polluting vehicles by the introduction of “school streets” in which traffic is banned during drop-off and pick-up times.

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