News archive from 28 June 2016

Pregnant mums at risk from diabetes even if they only have mildly raised blood pressure because doctors...

Pregnant women with only mildly raised blood pressure are at far higher risk of becoming obese or developing diabetes after the birth, researchers claim. They have found that expectant mothers whose readings were only just above normal were up to six...

Daily Mail, 00:00 in Health
 

Could this be the end of stitches and staples? Magnetic device holds the wound together, helping it heal...

A magnetic doughnut-shaped device may soon replace stitches and staples in common surgical procedures. It’s being tested in a trial in the U.S. after results from animal studies suggested it could be highly effective.  Researchers leading the...

Daily Mail, 00:00 in Health
 

Twice as many women with 'Angelina Jolie gene' should have OVARIES removed to reduce the risk of inherited...

Thousands more women should have their ovaries removed in their 40s to reduce the risk of cancer, experts say.  Women are often advised to have their ovaries and fallopian tubes removed if they have a mutated BRCA gene - famously carried by Angelina...

Daily Mail, 00:00 in Health
 

Sturgeon presses MSPs to back EU call

IN AN emergency debate in the Scottish Parliament today First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will urge MSPs to support her in forthcoming talks aimed at keeping Scotland’s place in the EU. Ms Sturgeon said it was “democratically unacceptable for Scotland to...

 

RMT AGM: Bus drivers ‘freezing’ as cabs not designated workplaces

BUS DRIVERS are forced to freeze in their cabs because bosses refuse to designate them as a workplace, RMT conference heard yesterday. Transport companies say the depots where workers clock on and off are their workplace — so therefore buses are not...

 

Tynwald ‘skewed towards business at workers’ cost’

THE Isle of Man’s parliament is “too far skewed towards business interests at the expense of working people,” trade unionists charged yesterday. Union Unite told the Positive Action Group think tank that workers can’t afford to resign public-sector...

 

US: Supreme Court thwarts health bosses

THE US Supreme Court yesterday rejected an appeal by home healthcare bosses seeking to avoid minimum wage and overtime pay requirements. The court’s decision is the latest move in a long-running legal battle over rules brought in by the Obama...

 
Joe Hart: It's my fault England are out of Euro 2016

Joe Hart: It's my fault England are out of Euro 2016

The Three Lions slumped to a shock 2-1 defeat against Iceland tonight. And Manchester City ace Hart was at fault for the second goal. England had taken the lead through a Wayne Rooney penalty. “I've got to be saving the second goal” Joe Hart But...

Daily Star, 00:02 in Sport
 

6.5m death toll from air pollution revealed

SIX and a half million people die from air pollution-related causes each year, the Inter­national Energy Agency (IEA) said yesterday. Air pollution is now the fourth-biggest threat to human health after high blood pressure, bad diets and smoking, the...

 

US: Restrictions on Texas abortions overturned

TEXAS was told its strict restrictions on abortion clinics are unconstitutional yesterday by the US Supreme Court. Justices voted 5-3 in favour of Texas clinics which had appealed against the regulations, which said doctors who perform abortions must...

 

Sounds of Iraq and beyond

Chris Searle on jazz Amir ElSaffar Crisis (PI Recordings) “OUT of the ashes emerges a sound. Overtones, harmonising, becoming many. Intangible threads of humanity, too delicate to be broken or destroyed, emanating from a shared, infinite past that is...

 

A tragically missed opportunity

JOHN ELLISON looks back to a crucial turning point in the history of the Troubles 50 years ago TODAY, June 28, is the 50th anniversary of a critical moment (not much appreciated as such at the time) in the modern history of Northern Ireland. It...

 

The EU was no friend to RMT members

by Gordon Martin IT’S often said that to live in interesting times is a curse. Politically and industrially the last two or three years in Scotland have been very interesting and only history will judge whether working-class communities and organised...

 

Sexist golf club plans 2nd vote

Muirfield to poll members again on letting in women Muirfield Golf Club revealed yesterday that they hope to hold a second vote on whether to grant women membership. In Muirfield’s first ballot, held just six weeks ago, 64 per cent of respondents...

 

NEXT ENGLAND MANAGER: Ex Scunthorpe United boss Nigel Adkins on bookies' list to replace Roy Hodgson

FORMER Scunthorpe United manager Nigel Adkins has been listed by bookies among the contenders to become the next England boss. The search for a new national team head coach has begun after Roy Hodgson announced his resignation following the 2-1 Euro...

 


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