News archive from 17 July 2014

Asthma inhaler use in children slows growth, research finds

Asthma inhaler use in children slows growth, research finds

Some 5.4 million people in Britain have asthma, with around a million being children. Photograph: John Giles/PA Children who use inhalable steroids for asthma grow slower than their peers in the first year of taking the medication, researchers say....

Guardian, 00:01 in Health
 
Colin Cooper ready for Hartlepool United’s six pre-season tests

Colin Cooper ready for Hartlepool United’s six pre-season tests

COLIN Cooper is "delighted" with his pre-season plans ahead of Hartlepool United's first friendly at Billingham Town tonight. Pools have organised six friendly matches in total, against opposition from all levels of English football and the...

 
UN says Aids epidemic could be under control by 2030

UN says Aids epidemic could be under control by 2030

A UNITED Nations report has said a fall in new infections from HIV and deaths from Aids could make it possible to control the epidemic by 2030 - and eventually end it "in every region and every country". A study by the UNAids programme,...

 
Israel declares ‘humanitarian ceasefire’ with Gaza

Israel declares ‘humanitarian ceasefire’ with Gaza

Israel will observe a "humanitarian ceasefire" in Gaza after nine days of deadly rocket and missile exchanges with militants, a senior Israeli army officer was last night reported as saying. Brigadier General Yoav Mordechai said the truce...

 
Ten killed as typhoon strikes the Philippines

Ten killed as typhoon strikes the Philippines

A TYPHOON killed at least ten people as it churned across the Philippines and shut down the capital, Manila, cutting power and prompting the evacuation of 370,000 people. The eye of Typhoon Rammasun – the strongest storm to hit the country this year –...

 
Ed Miliband bid to appease middle class over tax

Ed Miliband bid to appease middle class over tax

ED Miliband was last night attempting to reassure voters that Labour will not hit middle earners with extra taxes if elected - after his deputy made a gaffe in a radio phone in suggesting they would. Harriet Harman said on a radio phone-in that she...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Hot News
 
Asthma inhalers can stunt growth of children - study

Asthma inhalers can stunt growth of children - study

ASTHMA inhalers can stunt the growth of children, according to a study involving thousands of youngsters. During the first year of treatment, the widely used remedies cut growth rates by about half a centimetre, scientists said. But they and other...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Hot News
 
Tulisa ‘offered drugs connection in hope of film role’

Tulisa ‘offered drugs connection in hope of film role’

FORMER X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos helped to supply cocaine to an undercover reporter who promised he could help the singer crack the movie business, a court has heard. Reporter Mazher Mahmood, dubbed the “fake sheikh”, posed as a wealthy film...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Hot News
 
Supermarkets cut costs in bid to attract parental cash

Supermarkets cut costs in bid to attract parental cash

SUPERMARKETS are vying for the custom of cash-strapped parents ahead of the start of the new school term - as discount retailer Aldi launched a full school uniform for less than the price of a Big Mac meal. Parents can buy a complete clothing set of a...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Hot News
 
Going where they've never gone before: The Who plan spectacular tour for 50th anniversary

Going where they've never gone before: The Who plan spectacular tour for 50th anniversary

The band have announced a UK tour starting in November and will also head to Europe and the USA but they plan to perform in countries they've never previously played. Guitarist Pete Townshend, 69, tells Day & Night: “We're planning to do shows in...

 
Glenn Close puts her mind to charity

Glenn Close puts her mind to charity

The 67-year-old actress, most famous for her role in 1987 film Fatal Attraction, has been a spokesperson for several mental-health organisations ever since her 56-year-old sister Jessie was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2004. Now she is hoping...

 
No campaign accused of ‘dishonesty’ on EU

No campaign accused of ‘dishonesty’ on EU

SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE: Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has accused Alistair Darling of "blatantly misrepresenting" the new European Commission chief over the prospect of an independent Scotland being admitted to the EU. The head of the...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Politics
 

At least 5 Tunisia soldiers dead after militant attack

(Reporting by Tarek Amara in Tunis; Writing by Patrick Markey)

 

Russia set to reopen Soviet-era spy post on Cuba - source

The move comes as U.S.-Russian relations have reached a post-Cold War low in a dispute over Ukraine. "A framework agreement has been agreed," the source told Reuters, confirming a report in the daily Kommersant newspaper that the reopening...

 
U.N. Security Council threatens action against South Sudan

U.N. Security Council threatens action against South Sudan

The United States and the European Union have already imposed sanctions on military leaders on both sides. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power has urged the Security Council to also consider imposing targeted sanctions. South Sudan...

 


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