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Today's Health News in Snippets


At Least 37 Migrants Killed In Fire At Mexico's Migration Office.jpg

A migration centre in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico's northern border city, caught fire early on Tuesday, killing at least 37 people, according to a statement from Chihuahua state.


The National Migration Institute (INM) office caught fire, according to the authorities, after they had taken in about 71 migrants from the city's streets.


The authorities have not disclosed the cause of the fire or the nationalities of the victims.

The Mexican immigration authorities have been contacted by CNN for comment.

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Retired rugby players who have been diagnosed with brain injuries might get millions of pounds in care funding from the sport's regulatory organisations.


Rugby's governing organisations have been accused by more than 200 former players of failing to safeguard them from brain injuries.


Legal authorities stated the lawsuits against the organisations might be worth more than £300 million.


World Rugby, the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) and the Rugby Football Union (RFU) said they constantly strive to safeguard players.


The three governing bodies are all the targets of the class action lawsuit.


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A hospital trust has acknowledged it made mistakes after a baby suffered catastrophic injuries during birth.


Dilshad Sultana was 36 weeks pregnant with her second child in 2019 when she experienced stomach pain and noticed her baby was moving less.


When she reported this to staff at Birmingham Women and Children's Hospital, she was told to take a bath.


Due to his injuries, her son, Shanto Khaliquzaman, is severely disabled and the trust later admitted liability.


Shanto has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and is unable to walk, talk or sit unaided.

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The World Health Organization has issued a warning that tuberculosis fatalities in Europe are once again increasing after dropping for nearly two decades.


According to the most recent data available, TB killed 27,300 Europeans in 2021 compared to 27,000 a year earlier.


In addition to lockdowns, redirected medical resources, delayed diagnoses, and the growth of a drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis, the WHO blamed the increase on the Covid-19 epidemic.


According to WHO Europe, this marked the first time in 20 years that the downward trend had been reversed.


Russia and Ukraine were the two most severely impacted, with almost 4,900 and 3,600 deaths respectively.

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According to researchers, persons who live near busy highways may experience a surge in blood pressure due to the roaring engines and wailing sirens that they are subjected to.


Researchers at the University of Leicester discovered a connection between noisy road traffic and a higher risk of hypertension.


According to earlier research, it was unclear how air pollution or noise affected blood pressure.


Academics asserted that the new study was a "game-changer" that could have an impact on future environmental policy.

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A 25-year-old said taking too much laughing gas left her unable to walk and put her in hospital for six weeks.


Mollie, from Caerphilly, said doctors found inflammation on her spinal cord and brain damage from the drug, which is also known as nitrous oxide.


Nitrous oxide, sold in metal canisters, is one of the most-used drugs by UK 16 to 24-year-olds.


On Monday, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced the drug's ban in his plan to tackle anti-social behaviour.

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Brain Tumour Research in the UK has announced a £2.5m funding agreement with the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), which will form the fourth Brain Tumour Research Centre of Excellence.


Located in Sutton, Surrey, the new centre hopes to identify new treatments for high-grade glioma brain tumours occurring in children and young adults.

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Three sisters from Bristol have made it into the Guinness World Records book on two counts, for being the lightest and most premature triplets to survive.


Rubi-Rose, Payton-Jane and Porscha-Mae Hopkins weighed a total of 2lb and 13oz (1,284g) when they were delivered at 22 weeks on Valentine's Day in 2021.


They stayed in Southmead Hospital's neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for 216 days.


Michaela White and Jason Hopkins said their girls had "come on leaps" since.


"Since they've come out of hospital. They've just sprung and their health is improving", Ms White, 32, said.


They were born by Caesarean section just three weeks after Ms White found out she was pregnant with triplets.


Ms White said the birth was traumatic and she did not see her girls when they were first born.


They were quickly placed in incubators and swaddled in polythene wrapping to act like a womb and regulate their body temperature.


The first 72 hours of the babies' lives were the most critical and they each had to breathe independently for 10 seconds before doctors could intervene to provide them with oxygen.


All three of the girls were born with cerebral palsy and have lifelong conditions that affect their movement and co-ordination.

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