News archive from 28 October 2014

Anti-snore mask that won't keep you awake all night: New generation of CPAP machines are lighter, quieter...

Chronic snoring is often a sign of sleep apnoea, a condition that affects nearly one in 20 people and causes the tissues in the throat to collapse, blocking the airways. Not only can this cause loud snoring, but it can mean you stop breathing for...

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Health
 

Dementia hits thousands in their 30s, 40s and 50s - but is written off as the menopause, stress or depression

Mum-of-three Karen Lewis is used to the reaction she gets when she tells people she has dementia. 'They normally say: 'But you don't look old enough.' I just shrug because I didn't think I was old enough either.' Karen, who was diagnosed in January...

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Health
 

Eating too much salt puts up your blood pressure, but too little may be just as bad

When I was a child, I used to pour salt into the palm of my hand and lick it avidly. These days, when I see my children shaking salt over their food, I tut-tut disapprovingly. This is actually a charade, as what they haven't yet realised is that I...

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Health
 

ASK THE DOCTOR: Will a laser banish my wife's varicose veins? 

My wife suffers from varicose veins which are getting bigger and causing her pain. Her GP says this can't be treated on the NHS, so we are thinking about going private. We're considering laser treatment after I saw an advert for this, but would it...

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Health
 

Daily Mail End The Donor Shortage Campaign: Should we all be put on the organ donor register? 

Every day in Britain, two people die waiting for a donor organ - and some experts believe this tragic situation needs a radical solution. Currently you have to join a register if you wish to be an organ donor, an 'opt in' system. But even if a person...

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Health
 

The choc-ice loaded with friendly bacteria that can ward off sore throats 

An ice cream loaded with friendly bacteria could ward off sore throats. Scientists at Pacific Dental College and Hospital, in India, tested a choc-ice containing bifidobacteria, which normally live in human intestines, to see if it had any effect on...

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Health
 

Viagra to ease pain of cystitis: Daily dose could help thousands of women with bladder problems

A daily dose of Viagra could help thousands of women with bladder problems. New research suggests that the anti-impotence drug for men also helps to ease symptoms in women with interstitial cystitis, a severe form of the bladder infection. The results...

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Health
 
Housing plan announced for Hoyland farm site

Housing plan announced for Hoyland farm site

NEARLY 3,000 new houses could be built in the Hoyland area in the next 20 years according to maps unveiled by the council which set out what land should be used for across Barnsley. The local plan is about to open for six weeks of consultation in...

 

Japan Sept retail sales rise 2.3 percent year on year

The government raised the national sales tax to 8 percent from 5 percent on April 1 to help pay for healthcare and welfare spending, but consumer spending has been lacklustre since the tax increase. Another sales tax hike to 10 percent is scheduled...

Reuters, 00:06 in Business
 
High speed rail link to slash journey times

High speed rail link to slash journey times

Train journey times between northern English cities could be slashed under proposals put forward by the boss of the £50 billion HS2 high-speed rail project. The improvements would cover an east-west section of northern England and be in addition to...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Hot News
 
US Ebola fears after ‘healthy’ nurse quarantined

US Ebola fears after ‘healthy’ nurse quarantined

THE UN secretary-general said yesterday that health workers returning from the main

Scotsman, 00:07 in Hot News
 
Tech to take the stress out of stress

Tech to take the stress out of stress

Mairin Philips (not her real name) suffered from anxiety, so much so that she developed a stomach ulcer. Continue reading the main story Special Report: The Technology of Business Connecting India's offline millions The world's fastest ambulance When...

 
Victim of Cornish surf tragedy was surgeon

Victim of Cornish surf tragedy was surgeon

ONE of three surfers who died at a coastal beauty spot is believed to have been a hospital consultant, it has emerged. Stuart Calder, 52, and two other adults got into difficulty in the water off Mawgan Porth beach in Newquay, Cornwall, on Sunday...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Hot News
 
China battles to clear smog before economic summit

China battles to clear smog before economic summit

CHINA'S capital is expected to face more heavy smog from tomorrow as it battles to try to guarantee air quality ahead of an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit attracting world leaders including US president Barack Obama, starting on...

 

Under full capital rules, 36 EU banks would have failed test

The euro zone is lagging behind countries outside the bloc in implementing the Basel III capital rules that are due to come into full force in 2019, potentially adding another challenge for the European Central Bank when it takes over supervision of...

Reuters, 00:11 in Business
 


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