News archive from 18 April 2018

Jake Quickenden ‘splits from fiancee Danielle Fogarty’ 7 months after proposing

Jake Quickenden ‘splits from fiancee Danielle Fogarty’ 7 months after proposing

Jake Quickenden has split from his fiance Danielle Fogerty after three years together with claims that he has new priorities after winning Dancing On Ice. The pair reportedly made the decision while in Rome on holiday; they are now back in the UK....

Metro, 00:00 in Showbiz
 
Costa Coffee vows to boost cup recycling

Costa Coffee vows to boost cup recycling

The UK's biggest coffee chain Costa Coffee has said it will recycle as many disposable cups as it sells by 2020 in a bid to reduce landfill waste. Under the scheme 500m coffee cups a year would be recycled, including some sold by rivals, it said. It...

BBC, 00:02 in Business
 

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Penis advert appeared in video game apps

Penis advert appeared in video game apps

A US online retailer has been reprimanded for promoting an explicit ad for a penis extender strap within video games played by children. The UK's advertising watchdog said that Wish.com had behaved "irresponsibly" and must ensure its adverts...

BBC, 00:05 in Business
 
Can you really revise while chatting online?

Can you really revise while chatting online?

Can you really revise for exams at the same time as conducting multiple simultaneous conversations on social media? Have teenagers really developed such skills of multi-tasking that they can respond to Snapchat, WhatsApp and Instagram, answer texts,...

BBC, 00:09 in Business
 

NHS isn't ready to cope with another cyber-attack

The NHS is not ready for another cyber-attack, MPs have warned. It follows the attack on NHS computers in May 2017 which forced hospital managers to cancel almost 20,000 appointments and operations. The Department of Health and NHS bodied “have a lot...

 

Wales is set to allow abortion pills to be taken at home which has led to similar calls from campaigners in...

More women could soon be given the option to end their pregnancies at home by taking the abortion pill. The Welsh Government looks set to follow Scotland in changing its laws to allow those up to nine weeks pregnant to have an unsupervised medical...

Daily Mail, 00:18 in Health
 

'It's the secret rehabs don't want you to know': Sudden tolerance drops fuel opioid overdoses at the very...

Billionaire Matthew Mellon died yesterday at a rehab center in Mexico where he was being treated for his long-standing opioid addiction.  It is unclear what the cause of the 54-year-old's death was, but overdoses are common - if seemingly improbably -...

Daily Mail, 00:18 in Health
 

Newlywed mother-of-five dies from a shock ruptured brain aneurysm just one hour after giving birth to twins

A newlywed mother died from a brain aneurysm just an hour after giving birth to twins. Amanda Sawyer, 37, and firefighter Nick Reeder welcomed twin girls Kelce and Kaia on April 9 in Fresno, California, five months after their wedding in November. The...

Daily Mail, 00:18 in Health
 

Medical marijuana set to be legalized in Utah and Oklahoma this year - leaving just 18 states still opposed...

Utah and Oklahoma are expected legalize medical marijuana this year despite the fact that both are heavily conservative. Polls have revealed that 77 percent of voters in Utah and 62 percent in Oklahoma support the legalization of medical marijuana. If...

Daily Mail, 00:18 in Health
 

Abortion pill is being used to treat a rare disease - and its manufacturer is making millions by hiking the...

A drug company is making millions by hiking up the price of an abortion pill when they sell it to treat a rare hormonal disorder.  Mifepristone can cause spontaneous miscarriages, but scientists recently discovered that the compound also treats...

Daily Mail, 00:18 in Health
 

New hope for migraine sufferers: Self-injected drug halves number of headaches in first breakthrough for 20...

A self-injected drug could free people from the misery of migraines by halving the number of headaches. Migraines affect around one in seven people, who are forced to try everything from lying down in a dark room for hours to being sick and taking...

Daily Mail, 00:18 in Health
 

Why light at night has long term risks for children - and even fetuses in the womb

A new scientific study shows that bright electric light exposure of preschool children in the evening suppresses melatonin production almost completely, an important addition to the growing body of research in this area.  Melatonin suppression is a...

Daily Mail, 00:18 in Health
 

Thousands of British travellers heading to China are warned to avoid traditional 'wet markets' amid fears...

Thousands of travellers to China have today been told avoid traditional markets amid fears of an outbreak of bird flu spreading to the UK. 'Wet' markets, which contain hundreds of stalls that sell dead and live animals, can appeal to tourists who want...

Daily Mail, 00:18 in Health
 

Making OxyContin harder to abuse led to MORE deaths as users switched to fentanyl-laced heroin, research...

The reformulation of OxyContin in 2010 may have had the unintended consequence of driving up heroin overdose deaths, a new working paper suggests.  Purdue Pharma, which makes the addictive painkiller, reworked the drug in an effort to deter people...

Daily Mail, 00:18 in Health
 


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