News archive from 17 February 2013

Victims’ anger at ‘let off’ for teenage vandal

Victims’ anger at ‘let off’ for teenage vandal

A teenage tearaway who trashed charities and targeted churches and primary schools in a crime spree costing thousands of pounds has been ordered to pay just £200 compensation. The 16-year-old yob admitted to a 17-crime rampage, including wrecking a...

 

Shot model's reality TV show airs

Feb 16 2013 A reality TV show featuring model Reeva Steenkamp has gone on air in South Africa two days after she was shot dead at boyfriend Oscar Pistorius' house. Sharon Steenkamp, Reeva's cousin, told reporters that the model and law graduate was...

 

Air pollution 'kills 13,000 per year'

“Air pollution from exhaust fumes kills more than twice as many people as road accidents,” The Daily Telegraph has reported. The paper said that around 1,850 people die in traffic accidents annually, but that each year over 5,000 people will die as a...

 

Difficult to see how C. diff spreads

“We don’t know what causes deadly hospital superbug to spread, admit scientists,” the Daily Mail has reported. “Hospitals may be adopting the wrong strategy for combating a notorious bug on the wards,” it goes on to say. This story is based on new...

 

Diabetes costs predicted to rocket

“Diabetes could ‘bankrupt’ the NHS in 20 years,” the Daily Mail has reported. The newspaper said that most spending on the condition is due to avoidable complications. Several other newspapers featured similar claims, saying that by 2035 a sixth of...

 

People 'avoid sex after heart attacks'

Thousands of heart attack survivors are too worried to have sex because they fear it will trigger another attack, the Daily Mail has reported today. The story is based on a US study that looked at patients’ sexual activity both before their heart...

 

Study tests new IVF device

A new way of processing embryos during IVF treatment can improve the chances of pregnancy by more than a quarter, The Daily Telegraph today reported. The story is based on research evaluating a new system for incubating newly fertilised embryos during...

 

Stem cells 'boost kidney transplants'

“Stem cells beat kidney rejection,” says BBC News. The broadcaster says that an injection of stem cells given alongside a kidney transplant could remove the need for a lifetime of treatment to suppress the immune system. The news is based on research...

 

Tony Mowbray rues Middlesbrough’s injuries

MIDDLESBROUGH striker Marvin Emnes is unlikely to be fit for tomorrow's trip to Watford. Tony Mowbray admits that injuries are the main reason his side have picked up just one point from their last two matches, both on home turf. Boro squandered a 2-1...

 

NHS 'failing gay and bisexual men'

The NHS is “failing gay and bisexual men”, The Guardian has reported. The newspaper said that the NHS has to confront some “serious issues” in the way it looks after the health of gay and bisexual men. The news is based on a report by the charity...

 
Body found in hunt for missing teenager

Body found in hunt for missing teenager

POLICE searching for missing teenager Kelvin Bradley have found a body in Newcastle city centre. The 18-year-old, of Cleves Close, Ferryhill, Durham, was reported missing after failing to return home on Saturday after going out with friends. His...

 

Birth pain relief options compared

A major new study of pain relief during labour was widely reported in the papers today, with the Daily Express claiming that drugs work better than drug-free alternatives such as massage, and the Daily Mail reporting that painkillers are more...

 

'Toxic' hip replacement fears

Many newspapers and TV stations have reported that medical regulators have launched an investigation into a type of hip replacement called a metal-on-metal (MoM) device (DePuy ASR hip replacement implant). The concern is that as the hip replacements...

 

Heart attack prediction test? Not yet

“Heart attacks could be predicted in advance,” The Daily Telegraph has reported, while the Daily Mail assures readers that a “simple and inexpensive test that can spot a heart attack waiting to happen could be available next year”. However, these...

 

Low-carb, high-protein diet 'heart risk'

There’s a “heart attack risk in dieting”, according to the Daily Express, while The Daily Telegraph reported that a “breakfast egg can raise heart disease risk”. Neither of these over-the-top headlines clearly represented the research on which they...

 


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