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Camel disease shuts A&E, premature babies more likely to be anxious, and a dark day for sugar-loving man-children

A round-up of the morning’s health news headlines

Manchester Royal Infirmary had to shut its A&E yesterday after two patients with suspected Middle Eastern respiratory virus syndrome – a disease caught from camels - were admitted.

It reopened after two hours after both patients were isolated for ongoing clinical treatment and management of their condition, the Guardian reports.

An MRI spokesperson said test results were still pending and that one patient had been relocated to North Manchester general hospital.

A new study has revealed that premature and underweight babies are more likely to be introverted and anxious adults, the Telegraph reports.

The study by researchers at the University of Warwick suggests that the causes could be due to trauma suffered during medical intervention or their parents being more anxious around them as babies.

It looked at 397 babies born in 1986-87 – 200 born very premature and 197 born at term – and found that those born very prematurely or underweight scored significantly higher for the personality traits of introversion and neuroticism.

If you happen to be a hipster man/woman-child, today is a dark day indeed.  Because Tesco has announced that it will stop selling sugary children’s drinks in a bid to cut down on childhood obesity.

The Telegraph reports that Tesco has said it will ban the likes of Capri Sun, Ribena and Rubicon from its stores to be replaced with branded and Tesco’s own brand no-added-sugar alternatives from the beginning of September. Any Shoreditch or Camden resident who is missing out on faux nostalgia and outrageously high sugar contents can still visit the Cereal Killer Café.

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