News archive from 17 November 2015

ITV will not run adverts immediately before England v France game

ITV will not run adverts immediately before England’s game with France. The broadcaster would usually cut to a brief break after the national anthems but will stay with their live feed from Wembley on Tuesday. Related: Didier Deschamps: sport knows no...

 

Syrians in Raqqa fear new warplanes in crowded skies

Syrians living under Islamic State rule in its de facto capital of Raqqa fear they will pay the price for the group's Paris attacks with more air strikes. The town, already being bombed by Russia and a U.S.-led alliance, came under heavy French air...

 

Solidarity with Paris: black cabs display tricolour and Britons urged to buy French goods

Vigils, black cabs bearing tricolour lights and appeals to “buy French” – Londoners and expatriates living in what is sometimes referred to as “France’s sixth largest city” have been continuing to show solidarity with Paris in a variety of ways...

 

Healthy breakfasts fuel better school results, says study

Children who eat a healthy breakfast before starting the school day achieve higher academic results than pupils who do not, according to a study. Public health experts at Cardiff University who carried out the research say their findings provide the...

Guardian, 00:03 in Health
 

Postcode lottery for cancer drug as Nice rules Kadcyla too expensive

Women with advanced breast cancer in Wales are to be deprived of a drug that could give them at least six months longer to live, because the high price makes it unaffordable for the NHS. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice)...

Guardian, 00:03 in Health
 

GMC calls for tougher powers to check European doctors' skills

EU rules governing the checks that UK authorities can make on doctors still have major weaknesses seven years after a patient safety scandal revealed catastrophic flaws in the system, according to Britain’s medical regulator. Niall Dickson, chief...

Guardian, 00:03 in Health
 

Dog attack victim says being overweight saved her life

(Warning: Graphic content) An overweight mother-of-three survived a 40 bite-attack from two dogs because "the fat cushioned my bones'. Then 22-stone, Teresa Stinton, 40, was mauled by two hounds, leaving her with wounds that doctors likened to a...

Metro, 00:05 in Hot News
 

Syrian refugee sold kidney to get into Europe

A Syrian refugee sold a kidney to pay for his passage to Europe, a Serbian aid worker said. The organ was removed in a backstreet and dangerous operation in Lebanon and the victim went 20 days without proper medical care before his discovery last week...

Metro, 00:05 in Hot News
 

Fresh Fifa World Cup bid allegations to be heard in Australian documentary

New depths of skulduggery as countries lobbied for bidding rights to the 2022 World Cup will be revealed in a new documentary on Tuesday night. Australia won just one vote from Fifa’s 22 delegates in the fraudulent and tawdry process, which is now the...

Guardian, 00:05 in Sport
 

I am a research scientist, and that's why I drink

Please allow me to introduce myself, I am Dr Kayleigh Dodd, once a hard working, enthusiastic young science graduate preparing myself for an illustrious and distinguished career in medical research. Five years on, my job hangs by a thread, my future...

 

It takes two: why Greeks are turning to tango

Under the stars, chest-to-chest, they move in silent embrace. The clock has struck midnight but the dancers continue to arrive. It could be a scene out of Buenos Aires as the tango lyrics boom out of a ghetto blaster powered by a generator attached to...

 

Minneapolis mayor calls for DoJ inquiry into fatal police shooting of black man

The mayor of Minneapolis has asked the Department of Justice to open a civil rights investigation into the police shooting of Jamar Clark, a young black man whose potentially fatal injuries have led to protests. Mayor Betsy Hodges made the request...

 

The Bridge star lauds Sweden’s ‘beautiful’ approach to refugee crisis

The Bridge star Sofia Helin has spoken of her pride at Sweden’s “beautiful” approach to refugees in which the country has taken in huge numbers of asylum seekers, despite its small population. Sweden is proportionally taking in more refugees than the...

 
Forget your car keys? A real butter fingers? It's all down to brain overload 

Forget your car keys? A real butter fingers? It's all down to brain overload 

Until recently, if anyone asked me if I liked to cook I'd tell them the truth: yes, I loved to cook, but the problem was it was too dangerous to do so. And I was only half-joking. Earlier this year I badly burnt my arms and wrists when taking...

Daily Mail, 00:09 in Health
 
Could a runny nose make you depressed? Hay fever sufferers may be four times more likely to develop the mental illness

Could a runny nose make you depressed? Hay fever sufferers may be four times more likely to develop the...

Hay fever sufferers may be four times more likely to develop severe depression, according to new research. But it's not just a runny nose and itchy eyes that triggers mood slumps. Scientists think inflammation in blood vessels and tissues throughout...

Daily Mail, 00:09 in Health
 


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