News archive from 9 December 2014

Scotland’s weather: Storm heralds hard winter

Scotland’s weather: Storm heralds hard winter

AN ATLANTIC storm is set to batter Scotland from tonight with forecasters warning wintry conditions could cause disruption to travel and power supplies. A Met Office “be aware” alert is in place for high winds from this evening to Thursday ­morning,...

 

Scan tracks the movement of white blood cells to show if your asthma drugs work

A scan that tracks the movement of white blood cells through the lungs could help diagnose asthma - and more importantly, it could show if a patient's drug treatment is actually working. If the drugs aren't working the patient's asthma may be out of...

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Health
 

Why the weekend may be bad for you: Think it's your chance to recuperate after a hard week? Think again!...

The one place you really don't want to be on the weekend is in hospital. Last week, it was revealed that stroke patients admitted on a Saturday or Sunday are up to 16 per cent more likely to die. The research, by Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital in...

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Health
 

Drinking coffee cuts diabetes risk: Regular drinkers tend to have smaller waist and BMI

Three cups of tea or coffee a day could lower the risk of diabetes, according to a new study of nearly 9,000 people. Regular coffee or tea drinkers tend to have smaller waist and BMI measurements than people who have less than a cup a day of either....

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Health
 

New prostate cancer test which studies the tumour to help determine how aggressive it is could save men's...

John Murphy was devastated to be diagnosed with prostate cancer last November. A routine blood test showed the 56-year-old builder had raised PSA (prostate specific antigen) levels, which can indicate a problem with the prostate. An MRI (magnetic...

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Health
 
A sideways look at capitalism

A sideways look at capitalism

Capital and its associated "ism". It's been one of the hot topics of the year. People are asking if it's fundamentally unequal, structurally flawed. Often talk of capitalism is wrapped up in ideology and jargon. Maybe it's worth asking what...

BBC, 00:02 in Business
 

The 'suicide' headaches so intense they reduce grown men to tears 

When did you last behave like a two-year-old in public? I mean the full tantrum package: red face, crying, wailing, shouting and stamping. It was probably when you were a toddler. My last such performance was two months ago in a Sainsbury's car park,...

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Health
 

Can't say no to cake? Your brain may have been hijacked by the bugs in your stomach 

Are you really in charge of your appetite and weight? It might seem a strange question, but new research suggests that we may not choose our own diets. Instead, the billions of bacteria in our guts drive us to consume the nutrients that they need to...

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Health
 

Steven Caulker treated at hospital with a cut head after QPR Christmas lunch... but club deny star was...

Steven Caulker was taken to hospital with a cut head after QPR and Crystal Palace players met up at a London pub. Rangers officials confirmed that the one-cap England defender needed treatment – although they insisted the 22-year-old was not involved...

Daily Mail, 00:05 in Sport
 

Gary Neville: Manchester United have no chance of winning the Premier League, they don't have the quality...

Gary Neville believes Manchester United have no chance of winning the Premier League this season as they don't have enough quality in defence. A Robin van Persie brace handed United a 2-1 win against Southampton on Monday night, but Louis van Gaal's...

Daily Mail, 00:05 in Sport
 

Louis van Gaal unhappy with Gary Neville as 'ex-legend' says Manchester United's match against Liverpool...

Louis van Gaal's war of words with Manchester United legend and Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville escalated over his controversial analysis of their 2-1 win at Southampton. Neville claimed United, who are up to their highest position in the Barclays...

Daily Mail, 00:05 in Sport
 

Sergio Aguero could be sidelined for longer than first feared as Manchester City striker has twisted his...

Manchester City fear striker Sergio Aguero could be out for longer than was first thought. Manager Manuel Pellegrini had hoped to have the Argentine back within four weeks but scans have revealed that Aguero, who injured his knee in Saturday’s 1-0 win...

Daily Mail, 00:05 in Sport
 

Edward Glazer puts £29m worth of Manchester United shares up for sale just six months after death of...

Edward Glazer, one of Malcolm Glazer's six children, has put three million shares in Manchester United up for sale, little more than six months after his father's death. Glazer stands to recoup in the region of 45million US dollars (£28.7million)....

Daily Mail, 00:05 in Sport
 
Four jailed after sham marriage ring busted

Four jailed after sham marriage ring busted

FOUR people have been jailed for a total of ten years for their roles in a series of sham marriages following a Home Office investigation into a South Yorkshire-based criminal gang. Fixer Masoud Rasab, from Sheffield, organised three sham ceremonies...

 
Pioneering Victorian Edinburgh photos on display

Pioneering Victorian Edinburgh photos on display

THEIR pioneering partnership is revered as one of the most significant in the history of photography. The images of Victorian Edinburgh captured by David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson were among the very first pictures to be created anywhere in the...

 


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