News archive from 15 August 2014

Cancer fears prompt call to cut hospitals' CT scan radiation levels

Cancer fears prompt call to cut hospitals' CT scan radiation levels

Nursing staff prepare a CT scanner. Comare says radiation exposure from the machines has to be set against the benefit of accurate patient diagnosis. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images Radiation doses used in CT hospital scanners to diagnose...

Guardian, 00:01 in Health
 
Cancer patients dying early because of postcode lottery

Cancer patients dying early because of postcode lottery

The postcode lottery is down to various factors, says the charity, including GPs' failure to correctly identify signs of cancer. Photograph: Andres Rodriguez/Alamy Thousands of people are dying early of cancer every year because of an...

Guardian, 00:07 in Health
 
Aegon fears £25m ‘charges cap’ hit as profits jump

Aegon fears £25m ‘charges cap’ hit as profits jump

INSURER AEGON UK has insisted its earnings are on a "positive trajectory" after unveiling a 28 per cent jump in quarterly profits, but warned of a possible £25 million hit from a looming cap on workplace pension charges. Pensions minister...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 
COMMENT: Eurozone woes | fresh Carillion pitch

COMMENT: Eurozone woes | fresh Carillion pitch

IT IS ironic that as eurozone fringe players Spain and Ireland have come out of recession, and Greece is heading that way, the economic bedrock of the bloc, Germany and France, are sending out worrying signs. The Greeks probably have a word for it -...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 
Scots malt supply chain summit announced

Scots malt supply chain summit announced

AS SCOTLAND'S farmers this week awaited a weather window to begin the spring barley harvest in earnest, a major summit aimed at strengthening the supply chain, increasing malting capacity in Scotland and securing the provenance of Scotch whisky was...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 
Cineworld hopes big films will help recoup losses

Cineworld hopes big films will help recoup losses

Cineworld hopes a raft of upcoming blockbusters will improve its performance after box office takings were dented by the World Cup. It said a strong line-up including Guardians of the Galaxy and the latest instalments of the Hunger Games and Hobbit...

Scotsman, 00:09 in Business
 
Anger as Russian aid convoy chooses rebel crossing

Anger as Russian aid convoy chooses rebel crossing

A LARGE Russian aid convoy rolled toward the Ukrainian border yesterday - but it was heading toward a crossing controlled by pro-Russian rebels instead of a government post, as Ukraine had demanded. Ukraine’s government threatened to block the convoy...

 
China’s drugs crackdown targets stars

China’s drugs crackdown targets stars

PERFORMING ARTS associations in Beijing have pledged not to hire any actors connected with drugs, state media reported

 
Cautious optimism for Gaza peacetalks

Cautious optimism for Gaza peacetalks

A FIVE-day extension of a Gaza truce appears to be holding despite a rocky start, fanning cautious optimism of progress being made in peace talks. Indirect negotiations are being held in Cairo between Israel and major Palestinian factions, including...

 
North Korea fired before Pope landed, says South

North Korea fired before Pope landed, says South

NORTH KOREA fired three short-range rockets off its east coast yesterday, shortly before Pope Francis arrived in the South Korean capital on his first visit to Asia, according to the defence ministry in Seoul. Rockets were fired from the port city of...

 
Comment: Moving patients is a cause for concern

Comment: Moving patients is a cause for concern

FOR ANY patient who is so seriously ill that they require treatment in intensive and high-dependency care, the move from this environment where they receive high levels of observation to a general ward can be a worrying time. Their condition will...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Health
 

Plea to FA over foreign players

The Football Association has been urged to research the impact of foreign players on English footballers after a new report claimed they do not harm the national team. A target of increasing the number of English players in the Premier League from 32%...

 
Derby County look at new deals for Richard Keogh and Chris Martin

Derby County look at new deals for Richard Keogh and Chris Martin

DERBY County are looking at new contracts for skipper Richard Keogh and last season's top scorer, Chris Martin. After striker Jamie Ward put pen to paper on a two-year deal yesterday, head coach Steve McClaren said: "We have got two or three to...

 
Asda boss claims rivals are struggling to keep up

Asda boss claims rivals are struggling to keep up

ASDA BOSS Andy Clarke yesterday hailed an improvement in quarterly sales growth and claimed the group's super-market rivals were scrambling to keep up. Like-for-like sales grew by a slender 0.5 per cent in the ten weeks to the end of June but chief...

Scotsman, 00:21 in Business
 
Tesco Hudl and other Android devices face data reset flaw

Tesco Hudl and other Android devices face data reset flaw

Hiding data by using a factory reset option does little to delete potentially sensitive information, suggest researchers. Three separate investigations of Android's data deleting systems found it was possible to recover information. In some cases, a...

 


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