News archive from 5 June 2018

Taking aspirin with acid reducers can slow advance of esophogeal cancer

Taking aspirin with acid reducers can slow advance of esophogeal cancer

Taking aspirin with acid reducers can help patients with chronic acid reflux slow the advance of cancer of the esophagus, the tube from the throat to the stomach, a new study has found. The study looked at patients with Barrett’s esophagus, damage to...

Guardian, 00:03 in Health
 
'Hostile environment' is worsening NHS staff shortages, say doctors

'Hostile environment' is worsening NHS staff shortages, say doctors

Tough “hostile environment” immigration rules are deepening the NHS staffing crisis by stopping well-qualified family doctors from working the UK, the profession’s leaders have warned. The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has pleaded with...

Guardian, 00:03 in Health
 
Qantas bows to China's wishes on naming of Taiwan as a territory

Qantas bows to China's wishes on naming of Taiwan as a territory

Qantas has bowed to Chinese pressure to change the way it refers to Taiwan on its website. The chief executive, Alan Joyce, revealed on Monday that the airline is in the process of making the change after China’s aviation regulator in April gave more...

 
Babies born with diabetes can now be treated with tablets instead of injections

Babies born with diabetes can now be treated with tablets instead of injections

The misery of giving tiny babies regular insulin injections is over. Babies born with diabetes can now be treated successfully with tablets instead of injections, a new study suggests. Scientists have examined data collected over the last decade from...

 
Claims about social benefits of sex robots greatly overstated, say experts

Claims about social benefits of sex robots greatly overstated, say experts

Sex robots are coming, but the argument that they could bring health benefits, including offering paedophiles a “safe” outlet for their sexual desires, is not based on evidence, say researchers. The market for anthropomorphic dolls with a range of...

 

Severn Trent chief 'earned 13 times more than Prime Minister'

A Midland water boss was paid almost £2.5 million last year - a figure condemned as a "national scandal" by angry union officials. Severn Trent chief executive Liv Garfield was said to have picked up a £2.45 million package in 2017 - 13...

 
Unai Emery speaks to Marouane Fellaini about leaving Manchester United for Arsenal

Unai Emery speaks to Marouane Fellaini about leaving Manchester United for Arsenal

Unai Emery has spoken to Marouane Fellaini about leaving Manchester United to join Arsenal, according to reports. The Belgium international is out of contract at the end of June and would be able to leave Old Trafford on a free transfer. Before...

Metro, 00:10 in Sport
 
Robert Kennedy: What if US presidential hopeful had not been killed?

Robert Kennedy: What if US presidential hopeful had not been killed?

After Martin Luther King was killed, many believed senator and presidential hopeful Robert Kennedy was going to carry on the reforming fight. Fifty years on, some argue Kennedy's assassination had a profound impact on the direction of America. When...

BBC, 00:13 in World News
 
'Confusing' search warrant rules need overhaul, finds review

'Confusing' search warrant rules need overhaul, finds review

The Law Commission has called for the public to be given greater protections from search warrants and said the complexity of current regulations has led to frequent errors and the risk of challenges. The commission said the current system for granting...

 
Britain risks a ‘blind Brexit’ because of Tory rifts, warns Mandelson

Britain risks a ‘blind Brexit’ because of Tory rifts, warns Mandelson

Britain will not be able to negotiate a meaningful deal with the EU by the time of the key parliamentary votes on Brexit this autumn, putting the onus on MPs to tell the government they will not accept a “blind Brexit”, Lord Mandelson, the former EU...

 

Missed opportunity as Scotland wastes £11m on ‘rubbish’ recycling

Dumping plastic food packaging and bottles costs Scotland an estimated £11 million a year. Figures from Zero Waste Scotland, which works to cut waste and promote a circular economy, show each Scottish household throws away an average of 27kg of food...

 
Shop closures hit UK's smaller retail centres hardest

Shop closures hit UK's smaller retail centres hardest

Smaller shopping centres bore the brunt of store closures last year, according to a study of vacancies in the retail and leisure sectors. Centres ranked 300 or lower in the Local Data Company's (LDC) index saw vacancies rise from 19.7% to 19.9%. In...

BBC, 00:19 in Business
 
Petrol prices in record monthly rise, says RAC

Petrol prices in record monthly rise, says RAC

Petrol prices rose by 6p a litre in May - the biggest monthly increase since the RAC began tracking prices 18 years ago. Average petrol prices hit 129.4p a litre, while average diesel prices also rose by 6p to 132.3p a litre. The RAC said a...

BBC, 00:19 in Business
 
Could a text message save thousands of fishermen's lives?

Could a text message save thousands of fishermen's lives?

We can't stop Nature when it unleashes its fury in the form of volcanoes, earthquakes, storms and avalanches, but we can use technology to warn us of imminent danger - and save lives. As the sun sets over Lake Victoria, Africa's largest lake, tens of...

BBC, 00:19 in Business
 

Qatar cash and cows help buck Gulf boycott

Deep in the desert, in an air-conditioned barn, a cow steps onto a state-of-the art, mechanical carousel to have a milking machine attached to her udder. A year ago, Qatar had no dairy herd - relying on milk imported from Saudi Arabia. Now, Baladna...

BBC, 00:23 in World News
 


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