News archive from 10 December 2013

Revealed: Why the menopause causes such awful mood swings - and it's all down to parents' genes FIGHTING...

73 View comments At last women have someone to blame for the menopause - their parents. Scientists claim that the hormonal mayhem is the result "genetic warfare' between the DNA a woman inherits from her mother and that of her father. One set of...

Daily Mail, 00:01 in Health
 

One hour with a personal trainer put this woman in hospital for four days: Rebecca suffered rare muscle...

0 View comments When Rebecca Johnson started to struggle during her first session with a personal trainer at her local gym, she pushed herself to persevere, thinking "no pain, no gain'. Just hours later the 30-year-old was rushed to hospital...

Daily Mail, 00:01 in Health
 
Thousands of patients dying from incorrect use of IV drips, warns Nice

Thousands of patients dying from incorrect use of IV drips, warns Nice

A nurse checks a drip before surgery. Surveys suggest 90% of doctors do not know the correct dosage and timing for IV drips. Photograph: Richard Nowitz/Corbis Patients' lives are being put at risk by an "astonishing" lack of knowledge...

Guardian, 00:05 in Health
 

U.S. Treasury prods mortgage servicers to perform better

CitiMortgage mainly needs to do a better job of reaching out to homeowners who are eligible for assistance, the Treasury said. The Treasury each quarter reviews how the servicers identify and contact homeowners, the way that they evaluate and assist...

Reuters, 00:10 in Business
 
Retrofit for purpose: Old buildings get a green facelift

Retrofit for purpose: Old buildings get a green facelift

One of the best ways of reducing energy consumption and saving money is retrofitting - in effect, adding new tech to old kit. Technologies, such as thermally-efficient cladding, LED lighting, heat exchangers and smart metering, could save UK...

BBC, 00:10 in Business
 
Sir Ian McKellen v Damian Lewis: actors trade blows

Sir Ian McKellen v Damian Lewis: actors trade blows

Sir Ian McKellen as Gandalf in Lord of the Rings: the Return of the King. Photograph: Pierre Vinet/AP Sir Ian McKellen has hit back at Damian Lewis after the Homeland star said he did not want to end up a "fruity actor" known for playing...

Guardian, 00:12 in Showbiz
 
Are Comic Relief's investments all in a good cause? Absolutely

Are Comic Relief's investments all in a good cause? Absolutely

Comic Relief, through the spirit of its supporters and its partnership with the BBC, has helped to increase charitable giving these past 25 years and make giving fun and effective to all generations. Photograph: Unknown/Comic Relief Turning the...

Guardian, 00:12 in Showbiz
 

Some claims against Madoff feeder funds, sons' wives are curbed

In a decision released on Monday, U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff also said the trustee Irving Picard could not pursue "unjust enrichment" claims against spouses of Madoff's sons Andrew and Mark, saying the women did not qualify as...

Reuters, 00:13 in Business
 

U.S. exits GM stake, taxpayers lose $10 billion

The sale leaves taxpayers short about $10 billion of the funds that the Treasury sank into the automaker in 2009. "With the final sale of GM stock, this important chapter in our nation's history is now closed," Treasury Secretary Jack Lew...

Reuters, 00:16 in Business
 
India stock markets buck global trend

India stock markets buck global trend

As the global markets flopped at the end of last week under the repeated threat of the Federal Reserve removing its support for the US economy, one market decided to go the other way - India. The fact that the BSE index, or Sensex, often ignores...

BBC, 00:19 in Business
 

Some claims against Madoff feeder funds, sons' wives are curbed

In a decision released on Monday, U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff also said the trustee Irving Picard could not pursue "unjust enrichment" claims against spouses of Madoff's sons Andrew and Mark, saying the women did not qualify as...

Reuters, 00:19 in Business
 
US Federal Reserve turns 100

US Federal Reserve turns 100

On 23 December 1913, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Federal Reserve Act creating the US central bank which this month celebrates its 100th birthday. Created in the wake of the financial panics of the early 20th Century and in the teeth of deep...

BBC, 00:23 in Business
 
Sir Ian McKellen 'advised not to go to Russia'

Sir Ian McKellen 'advised not to go to Russia'

Sir Ian McKellen has said he was advised "not to go to Russia" by the Foreign Office because of the country's homosexuality laws. "That's why I can't go... they couldn't protect me from those laws," Sir Ian, 74, told the Radio...

BBC, 00:23 in Art & Culture
 

Ronaldo backs Bale to fire Real to glory after stunning start to Bernabeu career... but star isn't bothered...

Cristiano Ronaldo hopes Gareth Bale can fire Real Madrid to a trophy-laden season. The Ballon d'Or nominee has formed a potent partnership with the former Tottenham winger since he joined in the summer for £86million. Bale has scored nine goals for...

Daily Mail, 00:25 in Sport
 

Show you're up for the fight! Ashes defeat could spell the end for England's old guard

It is the suggestion that they are not motivated enough, that they might lack the hunger required to make history and defeat Australia four times in succession, that should really trouble England. "Good question,' said Alastair Cook, dignified...

Daily Mail, 00:25 in Sport
 


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