News archive from 18 February 2013, page 11

Photo smoking warnings studied

“Graphic warning labels on cigarette packs work better” than written warnings, the BBC reported. The broadcaster said researchers have found that graphic images of health problems are more effective than written warnings when placed on cigarette...

 

SLIDESHOW: Photographs from our readers

Your Views from w/c December 10 Email your pictures to gavin.foster@northeast-press.co.uk or post them to Gavin Foster, Hartlepool Mail, New Clarence House, Wesley Square, Hartlepool, TS24 8BX.

 
Team GB stars will start Great North Run

Team GB stars will start Great North Run

RUNNERS will get a golden send-off at this year's Great North Run. Olympic Team GB champs Greg Rutherford, Nicola Adams and Kat Copeland, as well as Paralympic gold medallist swimmer Ellie Simmonds, have been named as honorary starters for the...

 

New breast cancer blood test?

“A genetic test could help predict breast cancer many years before it develops,” the Daily Mail has today reported. The newspaper says the test is based around identifying a type of DNA change called methylation, which is reportedly caused by...

 

Vulcan bomber came close to midair collision over South Yorkshire

The last flying Vulcan bomber came close to a midair crash over South Yorkshire after a radar operator was distracted by a phone call, a new report has revealed. Aviation bosses are investigating after concerns were raised that the Vulcan came close...

 

China shares down on policy uncertainty, crimp Hong Kong gains

* Turnover weak, with all indexes set for 2nd straight weekly loss * China Mobile top HSI boost, most defensives strong too * Li & Fung slides almost 6 pct after disappointing Wal-Mart sales By Clement Tan HONG KONG, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Mainland...

 

Dieting 'takes twice as long as expected'

Losing is weight “twice as hard as previously thought”, according to media reports. Government weight-loss guidelines “mislead” overweight people about the effort needed to lose weight and dieting rules “don’t take into account changes in metabolism...

 

Aspirin vs warfarin: which is better?

Taking aspirin to reduce blood-clotting is “as safe and just as effective as warfarin”, The Daily Telegraph has today reported. Both drugs have long been used to prevent potentially dangerous blood clots, but there is much debate over which is better...

 

Colback under the spotlight

JACK COLBACK believes Sunderland's results have prompted increased scrutiny over his contribution, rather than any dramatic drop in individual form. Colback made a positive return to the starting line-up in Tuesday night’s 3-0 victory over Reading...

 

Letter: Quality road scheme is on track to be a success

IN response to one or two letters on these pages, I just wanted to put the record straight on the A65 Quality Bus Scheme. Click here to register and have your say on the news stories and issues that matter to you There has been criticism in some...

 
New Sheffield home would give Rocky a fighting chance

New Sheffield home would give Rocky a fighting chance

HE could be the heavyweight champion of your heart. Introducing Rocky, a patient, good-looking and loving dog who is hoping to win himself a new owner and a home to call his own. RSPCA Sheffield branch animal care manager Tony Benham says: “Rocky is a...

 

Digoxin from foxgloves 'helps blood pressure'

An “extract from poisonous Foxglove can protect against high blood pressure and heart failure”, the Daily Mail has reported. It does this by enhancing the mechanism the body uses to protect itself against the conditions, the Mail says. This story is...

 

London Welsh 25 Sale 26: Cipriani comes edges out Henson in relegation battle

Gavin versus Danny proved to be an evenly-fought sideshow at the Kassam Stadium on Saturday in a raw relegation battle.Sale edged the tussle thanks to tries either side of half-time which helped them to only their fourth Premiership win of the...

Daily Mail, 00:14 in Sport
 

New 'flesh-eating bug', papers claim

Britain is in the grip of a new “flesh-eating bug spread by sneezes and coughs”, according to the front page of today’s Metro. The newspaper says that the bacteria are spreading across Britain, as they can be caught through people coughing and...

 
Analysis: New Microsoft mantra after Sinofsky - Teamwork

Analysis: New Microsoft mantra after Sinofsky - Teamwork

After nearly 13 years at the helm of the world's largest software maker, which just launched its first own-brand computer, sources inside the company say Sinofsky's departure signals Ballmer's new-found focus on co-operation between its...

Reuters, 06:04 in Business
 


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