News archive from 28 December 2014

Use the arts to boost the nation’s health

Use the arts to boost the nation’s health

There’s a growing understanding that we cannot afford our health service as it’s currently constituted. A rising birth rate increases demand while every technological or pharmaceutical breakthrough spells a new waiting list. A rapidly increasing...

Guardian, 00:04 in Health
 
A ban on alcohol sponsorships will just be pointless

A ban on alcohol sponsorships will just be pointless

Most of the times I’ve landed in trouble it was because of booze. In a disproportionately large number of what could be termed “social catastrophes”, alcohol featured hugely – squatting right at the centre of the mayhem in the manner of a smirking...

Guardian, 00:04 in Health
 

Want to quit smoking?... By the time you finish this article, you'll be ready to stub your habit, says DR...

I loved smoking. Or at least I thought I loved it. As a doctor, I knew how bad it was for me, but that didn’t stop me doing it. In fact, if simply knowing the health risks of smoking stopped people doing it, then no doctor or nurse would ever light up...

Daily Mail, 00:05 in Health
 
Oh, Rob Lowe, what were you thinking of?

Oh, Rob Lowe, what were you thinking of?

What a curious individual Rob Lowe is. I met him once, five years ago, when I flew to Toronto for an interview. I was all geared up to like him. He was in St Elmo’s Fire! He was Sam Seaborn in The West Wing! He seemed so nice and crinkly eyed on...

 
Tram works unearth piece of Scottish prehistory

Tram works unearth piece of Scottish prehistory

EVIDENCE of Edinburgh's first farmers has been unearthed as part of a 6,000-year slice of Edinburgh's history revealed by construction of its tram line, archaeologists have discovered. Analysis of finds made near Edinburgh Airport provide the most...

 
Summing up: Scots employers embrace living wage

Summing up: Scots employers embrace living wage

A BELATED Christmas quiz for you: what do West Linton-based bakery Breadshare, Village Vets of Longniddry and JB Eyecare of Edinburgh have in common with Chelsea Football Club? Well, other than (respectively) lots of dough, a penchant for rolling...

 
Diversifying assets vital for a happy New Year

Diversifying assets vital for a happy New Year

EXPERTS agree on the best way to protect your savings in what looks likely to be a stormy 2015, writes Jeff Salway Investors will be forced to navigate choppy waters in 2015 as political uncertainty and further turbulence in global markets underscore...

 
Shoppers resist lure of Boxing Day’s retail bargains on the high street

Shoppers resist lure of Boxing Day’s retail bargains on the high street

Britain’s love affair with the Boxing Day sale seems to be on the wane. Early indications suggest fewer people hit the shops on Friday than in 2013. The Retail Traffic Index, the barometer of footfall compiled by Ipsos Retail Performance, was down by...

Guardian, 00:10 in Business
 
Meet tech’s new concierge economy, where serfs deliver stuff to rich folk

Meet tech’s new concierge economy, where serfs deliver stuff to rich folk

In a way, the name of the company – Uber – gives the game away. It has connotations of elevation, superiority, authority – as in Nietzsche’s coinage, Übermensch, to describe the higher state to which men might aspire. Although it’s only been around...

Guardian, 00:10 in Business
 
David Haines brother vows to continue his legacy

David Haines brother vows to continue his legacy

THE brother of a humanitarian aid worker who was murdered by Islamic State militants has reached out to people of other faiths and said evil can be defeated by sharing with other communities. David Haines, 44, from Perth, was working in Syrian refugee...

 
Al-Shabab leader surrenders to Somalia authorities

Al-Shabab leader surrenders to Somalia authorities

A LEADER with the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, who had a £1.9 million bounty on his head, has surrendered in Somalia, a Somali intelligence official said yesterday. Zakariya Ismail Ahmed Hersi gave himself up to Somali police in the Gedo region,...

 
Ukrainian prisoners set free as POW swap continues

Ukrainian prisoners set free as POW swap continues

FOUR Ukrainian prisoners were freed yesterday adding to a major prisoner of war exchange between Ukrainian authorities and separatists that saw more than 300 swapped in the last three days. The four’s release by pro-Russian rebels followed the...

 
Furious North Korea calls Barack Obama ‘monkey’

Furious North Korea calls Barack Obama ‘monkey’

NORTH Korea hurled racial slurs comparing President Barack Obama to a monkey as it escalated its row with the US over the Sony Pictures comedy film The Interview yesterday. The insult came from the country’s powerful National Defence Commission (NDC),...

 
Diary of a Scottish nurse on Ebola’s front line

Diary of a Scottish nurse on Ebola’s front line

VOLUNTEER who tends to the dying in Sierra Leone is heartened by number of survivors. Pauline Cafferkey is an associate public health nurse at Blantyre Health Centre in South Lanarkshire. She has been a nurse for 16 years and says she was inspired to...

 
SNP block Craig Murray general election candidacy

SNP block Craig Murray general election candidacy

A FORMER UK ambassador who was sacked by Tony Blair's government a decade ago has been blocked from standing as an SNP candidate at the next general election because of a "lack of a commitment to group discipline". SNP members in the party’s...

Scotsman, 00:13 in Politics
 


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