News archive from 4 August 2015

How wasp stings can trigger heart attacks: Consequences could be serious for older people with underlying...

Many people dread being stung by a wasp, but the consequences could be more serious for older people than just the pain - with stings potentially triggering heart attacks in those with underlying heart conditions. Around three in 100 healthy adults...

Daily Mail, 00:01 in Health
 

It's not Viagra he needs... it's testosterone: Many men think those little blue pills are all it takes to...

Like many of his generation, Rodney Hylton-Potts is defying conventional ideas about ageing. At 69, he works full-time as a divorce lawyer, goes to the gym most mornings, plays golf once a week and has several foreign holidays a year. But when he hit...

Daily Mail, 00:01 in Health
 

ME AND MY OPERATION: 2-in-1 op to banish blind spots and stop cataracts 

Thousands of people over the age of 60 develop a macular hole in their eye, which can seriously damage sight. Michael Mears, 75, a retired builder from Winchester, underwent an innovative technique to treat it, as he tells DIANA PILKINGTON. THE...

Daily Mail, 00:01 in Health
 

Paper cup that helps beat asthma attacks: Disposable device could replace spacers

A disposable cup similar to those used to serve takeaway hot drinks could transform the way in which asthma attacks are treated. The paper cup is designed to replace spacers - the large plastic cylinders used to make sure that patients inhale the...

Daily Mail, 00:01 in Health
 
A centenary celebration

A centenary celebration

LANCASTER PARK WI Commencing with the singing of Jerusalem, the July meeting, a centenary celebration party, opened to a hall packed with members, friends and visitors from Stannington, Eglingham, Morpeth Town, Cambo and Felton WIs. Sandra Dickinson,...

 

Boost your iron with a glass of red wine and Bombay mix: Many lack this key nutrient but getting enough is...

Most people don't get enough iron from their diets. The nutrient is vital for health, helping our bodies make red blood cells, which carry oxygen around the body. It plays a key role in a range of important bodily functions - a lack of iron can lead...

Daily Mail, 00:01 in Health
 

ASK THE DOCTOR: Can you ever get back a lost sense of smell? 

Six years ago, my wife developed a persistent cough and was given various inhalers. Over time she lost her sense of taste and smell. She tried a steam inhaler for months to no avail. An ENT specialist could find nothing wrong. She's been given various...

Daily Mail, 00:01 in Health
 
Scotland weather: Wind big boost for renewables

Scotland weather: Wind big boost for renewables

Scotland's summer may have been a washout, but the wet and windy weather has proved to be a "belter" for renewable energy, with the amount of electricity produced by wind turbines up by more than 50 per cent on last year. Wind power alone...

 

NHS told to fill vacancies 'only where essential' due to looming funding crisis

NHS trusts have been told by Monitor, the health service regulator, to fill vacancies “only where essential” as it warned that current financial plans are “quite simply unaffordable”. In a letter to NHS trusts, Monitor’s chief executive David Bennett...

Guardian, 00:04 in Health
 
Islamic State crisis: UK to extend air strikes over Iraq

Islamic State crisis: UK to extend air strikes over Iraq

The UK is to extend air strikes by RAF Tornados against the Islamic State group by an extra year, to March 2017, the defence secretary has said. Michael Fallon, who is on a visit to Iraq, said the British jets had helped Iraqi forces on the ground to...

BBC, 00:05 in Regional
 

Manchester United transfer news: Pedro deal hours away, David De Gea move this week, Sergio Ramos twist

There's just five days left until Manchester United kick-off their Premier League campaign against Tottenham Hotspur but Louis van Gaal wants more deals done before he steps out again at Old Trafford. There has been five arrivals at the club this...

Metro, 00:08 in Sport
 

Government starts public consultation to stop fall in sports activity

The increasing cost of funding success for Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes is “at odds with the current financial climate”, the Government has warned. Sports minister Tracey Crouch has launched a public consultation on sport in the UK which...

Guardian, 00:09 in Sport
 

Real Madrid stars Gareth Bale and Luka Modric pose with former team-mate Kyle Walker ahead of Tottenham...

Real Madrid stars Gareth Bale and Luka Modric prepared for Tuesday's pre-season friendly against Tottenham by posing for a snap with their former team-mate Kyle Walker.  The duo will go up against some familiar faces when the La Liga giants meet...

Daily Mail, 00:10 in Sport
 

The Diary Of A Teenage Girl: ‘a more realistic view of women and sex’

Admittedly, The Diary Of A Teenage Girl is never going to be an easy sell when you’re standing outside the cinema, persuading your other half how to spend the next two hours. Simply put, the story goes: 15-year-old Minnie begins drug-addled affair...

 
Chelsea tell Tottenham to name their price for left-back Danny Rose

Chelsea tell Tottenham to name their price for left-back Danny Rose

The Blues are in need of a new left-back this summer following the departure of Filipe Luis. The Brazilian completely failed to settle in west London and made his abrupt exit from Stamford Bridge to rejoin Atletico Madrid earlier in the summer. While...

Daily Star, 00:11 in Sport
 


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