News archive from 7 April 2014

New mothers lack lifesaving advice, says Netmums survey

New mothers lack lifesaving advice, says Netmums survey

The Royal College of Midwives says its members are frustrated by not having enough time to spend with new mothers and babies. Photograph: Compassionate Eye Foundation/Getty Images Almost half of new mothers – 47% – are not made aware within 24 hours...

Guardian, 00:03 in Health
 
Half of Lesotho health budget goes to private consortium for one hospital

Half of Lesotho health budget goes to private consortium for one hospital

Healthcare of the poorest people in Lesotho is at risk, the Oxfam report warns. Photograph: Jordi Matas for the Guardian A flagship hospital built in Lesotho using public/private financing with advice from an arm of the World Bank threatens to...

Guardian, 00:03 in Health
 

Meet the extraordinary woman who became a health campaigner after being diagnosed with terminal breast...

Kristin Hallenga was 23 years old when she was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer. Just seven days later, medics told her the disease had spread to her spine. Her devastating diagnosis came almost 12 months after she first found a lump in her...

Daily Mail, 00:05 in Health
 
Breast cancer radiation risks killer lung disease

Breast cancer radiation risks killer lung disease

WOMAN who have received radiotherapy for breast cancer have a significantly increased risk of developing lung cancer, according to a new study. Doctors have found the risk of new lung tumours forming in women treated with radiation after breast cancer...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Health
 
East Coast Line: RMT in legal battle over franchise

East Coast Line: RMT in legal battle over franchise

Rail unions have launched a legal battle over the way the government is proceeding with three rail franchises. The want a judicial review into the reprivatisation of the East Coast line, and the extensions to the Thameslink and Great Northern awards....

BBC, 00:08 in Business
 
Scottish independence: Labour MP threatened

Scottish independence: Labour MP threatened

A SCOTTISH Labour MP said he has been left "terrified" by anonymous threats and abuse from rogue supporters of Scottish independence, telling him to "watch your back". The threats to the MP and his office staff came as Better...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Politics
 
Shale industry faces global reality check

Shale industry faces global reality check

As US energy costs tumble on the back of shale oil and gas, the rest of the world is gripped with envy. Just four years ago, natural gas prices in Europe were roughly comparable with those in the US; now they are three times higher. In Japan, they are...

BBC, 00:08 in Business
 
Mike Ashley lands 11% stake in House of Fraser

Mike Ashley lands 11% stake in House of Fraser

SPORTS Direct tycoon Mike Ashley tried to muscle in at the last minute on the Chinese takeover of House of Fraser by snapping up an 11 per cent stake in the department store from Scots entrepreneur Sir Tom Hunter. The Newcastle United owner is said to...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 
Lafarge and Holcim merger will create cement giant

Lafarge and Holcim merger will create cement giant

THE world's two largest cement makers have agreed the terms of a merger that would create a company with a stock market value of around £33 billion. The boards of France’s Lafarge and Switzerland’s Holcim are said to have approved the proposal and are...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 
Interview: Malcolm Cannon on property management

Interview: Malcolm Cannon on property management

THOUGH relatively new to the industry, Malcolm Cannon has ambitious plans of bringing the "phone, letter and shoe leather" business of property rental into the modern age. As the chief executive of Edinburgh’s largest letting agency, he may...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 
Bill Jamieson: Great Scottish trust needs defence

Bill Jamieson: Great Scottish trust needs defence

ALLIANCE Trust is a company with a huge following but few friends. The giant Dundee-based investment trust, one of the oldest and biggest in the sector, has an enormous share register of small private investors. Family trusts ambitious for...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 
Maven on point for £4.6m deal

Maven on point for £4.6m deal

MAVEN Capital Partners (Maven), the Aberdeen-based private equity manager specialising in the energy services sector, is leading a £4.6 million deal that will bring IT firm ISN Solutions to Scotland with entrepreneur Tom Smith in the chair. ISN...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 
Reebok Fit Club, week three: Want to get fit quick? Try Tabata

Reebok Fit Club, week three: Want to get fit quick? Try Tabata

Stuart Hood goes from chubby apprentice to all-knowing master during his third week in the Reebok Fit Club. Something extraordinary happened to me last Wednesday. For the first time in 20-something days, I woke up without any pain in my hamstrings or...

Metro, 00:10 in Lifestyle
 
Reebok Fit Club, week three: Five inspirational CrossFit athletes

Reebok Fit Club, week three: Five inspirational CrossFit athletes

Mitchell Droppa uses YouTube for motivation during week three of the Reebok Fit Club. Mitchell Droppa is the Fittest Man on Earth. Only joking. As you can see from this video, Reebok CrossFit Games champion Rich Froning is the Fittest Man on Earth. I...

Metro, 00:10 in Lifestyle
 
Reebok Fit Club, week three: The power of positive thinking

Reebok Fit Club, week three: The power of positive thinking

Becky Davison develops a positive mental attitude during her third week in the Reebok Fit Club. Like a lot of people from Yorkshire, I tend to see the glass as half empty. Subsequently, I have always been a bit of a fitness defeatist, starting with ‘I...

Metro, 00:10 in Lifestyle
 


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