News archive from 11 October 2016, page 3

GP receptionists should be trained to 'deal more sensitively' with patients

Receptionists could put people off seeing their GP by asking about their symptoms, according to new research. A new study found that both men and women dislike telling receptionists what is wrong ahead of being able to book an appointment with their...

 

Hard Brexit to cost UK up to £66bn a year, says Treasury

Treasury coffers will take a £66 billion annual hit if Britain goes for a so-called hard Brexit, Cabinet ministers have been warned. Leaked G overnment papers suggest leaving the single market and switching to World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules...

 

GPs to be sent advice book on spotting signs of head and neck cancer

Thousands of family doctors are to be given free books to help them spot head and neck cancer in a bid to drive up diagnosis rates. The guides aim to help doctors spot the different types of cancer that can occur in the head and neck - from more than...

 

BBC 'falling short' in representation of older women and minority communities

The BBC is "falling short" on its obligations towards older women and minority communities, the head of the media watchdog has said. Sharon White, Ofcom's chief executive, said the corporation is "not doing as good a job as it should...

 

JCB quits CBI amid reports of clashes over Brexit

Construction equipment giant JCB is quitting the CBI business lobbying group amid reports of clashes over Brexit. Lord Bamford, whose father founded JCB in 1945, has been an outspoken supporter of leaving the EU, while CBI members have warned against...

 

Islam Feruz wants 13-year-old Celtic prodigy Karamoko Dembele to learn from his mistakes 

Islam Feruz would never dream of offering himself up to Karamoko Dembele as a role model. But he’s been in the same position in which the 13-year-old Celtic sensation now finds himself, and has some advice on how to avoid potential pitfalls on the...

Daily Mail, 00:38 in Sport
 
Strike action to cause more chaos for rail passengers on Southern trains

Strike action to cause more chaos for rail passengers on Southern trains

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union were due to mount picket lines at the start of the action today, with disruption set to continue until Friday morning. Southern said it will run around 61% of its normal full timetable but warned there...

 
Hard Brexit to cost UK up to £66bn a year, says Treasury

Hard Brexit to cost UK up to £66bn a year, says Treasury

Leaked G overnment papers suggest leaving the single market and switching to World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules would cause GDP to fall by up to 9.5% compared with if the country remained in the European Union. The d raft Cabinet committee paper...

 
Samsung stops Galaxy Note 7 sales as fire reports probed

Samsung stops Galaxy Note 7 sales as fire reports probed

The technology giant said owners of either an original Note 7 or a replacement should turn them off and stop using the gadgets. It comes after multiple claims from the US said replacement devices are still suffering from what Samsung had identified as...

 

Three-parent baby technique now used to help FERTILITY: Two infertile women to give birth in Ukraine after...

Two infertile women will give birth in Ukraine after using a revolutionary technique that combines the genes of three parents, a report reveals.  The controversial technique was designed to prevent families passing on genetic mutations, not to aid...

Daily Mail, 00:41 in Health
 
JCB quits CBI amid reports of clashes over Brexit

JCB quits CBI amid reports of clashes over Brexit

Lord Bamford, whose father founded JCB in 1945, has been an outspoken supporter of leaving the EU, while CBI members have warned against it. Both parties confirmed the decision on Monday night, but declined to offer reasons why. The move will be seen...

 

Should women get testosterone by the NHS to boost their sex drives? Experts divide over the use of male...

Most people think of testosterone as the male hormone.  But women’s bodies can produce up to four times more testosterone than oestrogen, it is very important for their physical and emotional make up, and plays a key role in their sex drive. Some...

Daily Mail, 00:41 in Health
 
BBC 'falling short' in representation of older women and minority communities

BBC 'falling short' in representation of older women and minority communities

Sharon White, Ofcom's chief executive, said the corporation is "not doing as good a job as it should be" in relation to certain groups in society. Drawing on Ofcom research into diversity in public service broadcasting (PSB), Ms White told...

 

It helped Carola lose almost 100lb, but is this bizarre weight loss op a step too far? Expert describes the...

Three times a day, after each meal, Carola Karlsson takes herself off to the nearest bathroom to dispose of a third of what she has just eaten to control her weight. To all intents, Carola is making herself sick.  But the crucial difference between...

Daily Mail, 00:41 in Health
 
Health alert as 1.6m children start secondary school overweight

Health alert as 1.6m children start secondary school overweight

Between 2006/07 and 2014/15, there were 1,654,894 children in England who started Year 7 with an unhealthy weight, according to Cancer Research UK. The alarming figure foretells a future of ill-health for the nation, the charity says. It added that...

 


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