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Screening for Ebola begins at Heathrow, women's life expectancy drops, and sugary drinks could be holding back athletes

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

Enhanced Ebola screening will start at Heathrow Airport today as the Government prepares to prevent the disease from coming to Britain. The UK’s largest airport will be the first to introduce checks at Terminal 1 - before the measures are rolled out at Gatwick and Eurostar terminals by the end of next week, the Independent reports.

The Daily Mail has revealed that women are losing their lead over men in life expectancy as they trade homemaking for careers. According to a study by the Office for National Statistics, work stress, drinking and smoking are taking an increasing toll on their health.

Elsewhere, the Telegraph reports that sugary sports drinks and a high carb diet could actually be holding back elite athletes in competition, as poor oral health affects their performance, according to new research. Research has found that almost one in five athletes have suffered in competition because of poor oral health and almost half have not been to the dentist in the past year.

 

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