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Monday January 6th, 2020 night edition

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IT systems in the NHS are so outdated that staff have to log in to up to 15 different systems to do their jobs.

Doctors can find themselves using different logins for everything from ordering x-rays and getting lab results to accessing A&E records and rotas.

The government in England said it was looking to streamline the systems as part of an IT upgrade.

Around £40 million is being set aside to help hospitals and clinics introduce single-system logins in the next year.

With almost 5,000 logins per day, it saved over 130 hours of staff time a day, to focus on patient care.

"It is frankly ridiculous how much time our doctors and nurses waste logging on to multiple systems.

The latest announcement comes after the government demanded the NHS phase out the use of fax machines this year. »

The United States‘ main allies are abandoning Trump over his ‚dangerous escalation‘ with Iran

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The US’s European allies on Friday warned against further escalation with Iran after President Donald Trump ordered the assassination of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani.

Among the first to react was the United Kingdom, historically the closest ally of the United States.

„What is happening is what we feared: Tensions between the United States and Iran are increasing,“ Montchalin told RTL, according to Reuters. »

Japanese woman turns 117 years old, extends record as world's oldest person

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FILE PHOTO: 116-year-old Japanese woman Kane Tanaka celebrates during a ceremony to recognise her as the world's oldest person living and world's oldest woman living by the Guinness World Records in Fukuoka, Japan March 9, 2019.

TOKYO (Reuters) - Kane Tanaka has extended her record as the world’s oldest person by celebrating her 117th birthday at a nursing home in Fukuoka in southern Japan.

Tanaka was last year confirmed as the oldest living person, aged 116 years 66 days old as of March 9, according to Guinness World Records. »

Iraqi Parliament Votes to Expel All American Troops and Submit UN Complaint Against US for Violation of Sovereignty

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"Iraq called on the U.N. Security Council to condemn the bombing and assassinations," Iraq's foreign ministry said in a statement following the vote.

"Parliament also called on the government to ban the use of Iraqi airspace by any foreign power," according to The National.

The prime minister's remarks came before Iraqi lawmakers are set to vote on a resolution to end permission for American troops to remain in Iraq. »

Moms’ Obesity in Pregnancy Is Linked to Lag in Sons’ Development and IQ

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The researchers studied 368 mothers and their children, all from similar economic circumstances and neighborhoods, during pregnancy and when the children were 3 and 7 years of age.

At age 3, the researchers measured the children’s motor skills and found that maternal obesity during pregnancy was strongly associated with lower motor skills in boys.

Giving children a nurturing home environment also matters, as does seeing a doctor regularly, including during pregnancy to discuss weight gain. »