News archive from 18 February 2013, page 4

Collapses like Muamba's are rare

The mid-game collapse of footballer Fabrice Muamba has received massive press attention this week, as the 23-year-old was left in a critical condition after his heart stopped beating. The Bolton Wanderers midfielder collapsed during an FA Cup tie...

 

Stem cells tested for heart attack repair

Scientists are a step closer to harnessing a technique that “literally mends broken hearts”, according to the Daily Express. The newspaper says that the simple procedure “uses patients’ own cells to regrow muscle damaged by a heart attack”. This story...

 

Does aspirin fight cancer?

“Taking a low dose of aspirin every day can prevent and possibly even treat cancer,” BBC News today reported. The painkiller is already taken by thousands to cut their risk of heart attacks and strokes, but new, widely reported research has suggested...

 

Weekend hospital mortality warning

A new study has found that “patients are more likely to die in hospital if they are admitted at the weekend”, according to BBC News. The broadcaster said the research backs up previous studies suggesting patients admitted to hospital at the weekend...

 

Breast screening risks and benefits

“For every life saved by breast cancer screening up to 10 women ‘have unnecessary treatment’,” the Daily Mail reported today. The news is based on a study that looked at the impact of screening in Norway, and how often it led to “overdiagnosis”....

 

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...

 

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...

 
Baird pledges support for victims of crime

Baird pledges support for victims of crime

THE woman hoping to become the region's police supremo has pledged her support to victims of anti-social behaviour. Vera Baird, Labour’s candidate for the Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner role, said victims should get a police response within...

 
Beware wounded Manchester City – Lee

Beware wounded Manchester City – Lee

MAGPIES legend Rob Lee has warned Newcastle United to be wary of a wounded animal when Manchester City visit Tyneside tomorrow. Roberto Mancini’s men are still smarting from a last-gasp derby defeat at the hands of Man United last weekend. That...

 
Jailed father and son battle bid to seize their money

Jailed father and son battle bid to seize their money

A father and son jailed for offering illegal loans and betting facilities from their Preston homes are fighting a bid to take almost £20,000 from them. James Alston Snr, 74, and ex-boxer James Alston Jnr, 45, who are both serving jail terms, appeared...

 
Fears for Leeds pub’s future ‘unfounded’

Fears for Leeds pub’s future ‘unfounded’

FEARS that a popular Leeds pub is to be bulldozed as part of a £600m redevelopment scheme have been dismissed as "unfounded" by developers. Hundreds of regulars at the Templar pub have signed a petition calling for it to be saved. Developer...

 
Facebook takes another shot at settling privacy lawsuit

Facebook takes another shot at settling privacy lawsuit

Earlier this year, U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg rejected a proposed class action settlement over Facebook's 'Sponsored Stories' advertising feature. But at a hearing on Thursday in San Francisco federal court, Seeborg was much less critical of...

 

Red meat 'linked to death risk'

“Small quantities of processed meat such as bacon, sausages or salami can increase the likelihood of dying early by a fifth,” The Daily Telegraph reported today. The news is based on a large study that looked at the diets and health of over 120,000...

 

Hand-washing tackles superbugs

A national hand hygiene campaign "cut superbug infections," according to BBC News. The BBC and other news outlets have reported the success of a hand-washing campaign in cutting infection rates in hospitals. The headlines stem from a study...

 

Breast screening risks and benefits

“For every life saved by breast cancer screening up to 10 women ‘have unnecessary treatment’,” the Daily Mail reported today. The news is based on a study that looked at the impact of screening in Norway, and how often it led to “overdiagnosis”....

 


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