News archive from 29 December 2016

Breast cancer drug rejected for NHS use on cost-benefit grounds

Breast cancer drug rejected for NHS use on cost-benefit grounds

A breast cancer drug that costs £90,000 a year per patient has been turned down for use by the NHS on financial grounds, triggering an outcry from patients groups who say it prolongs the lives of people seriously ill with the disease. Kadcyla, made by...

Guardian, 00:02 in Health
 
Blood test could reveal Alzheimer's disease years before it develops, says new research

Blood test could reveal Alzheimer's disease years before it develops, says new research

The procedure can detect rogue proteins in the brain thought to cause the devastating condition. Scientists found that abnormal amounts of the tau molecule – proteins linked to the nervous system – might identify future dementia patients. An early...

 

Fewer school leavers have ‘significant’ maths qualification

The number of pupils leaving school without a “significant” maths qualification has nearly doubled in the past four years, a Labour MSP has claimed. A total of 3,228 pupils left schools in 2014-15 without passing maths at Scottish Credit and...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
Acid reflux symptoms: GP reveals the food which will give YOU heartburn

Acid reflux symptoms: GP reveals the food which will give YOU heartburn

More than 7 million people in the UK experience heartburn, also known as acid reflux, over the Christmas period and 30 per cent of heartburn sufferers can’t even remember the last time they enjoyed the festivities without symptoms, research by Nexium...

 

Two-thirds of UK jobs at risk from ‘rise of the machine’

Two thirds of jobs in the UK are at risk of being taken over by machine by 2030, according to a hard-hitting report into the future of the British economy. A far-reaching report by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has forecast that 15...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 

Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce on when the sparkling football will arrive and why it hasn't already

Aston Villa have to master being hard to beat before they can start to think about playing sparkling football. That's the view of the boss, Steve Bruce. He believes that it will take Villa more time to fully form into the complete side and for now...

 
What is gastroenteritis? Symptoms including diarrhoea can last for WEEKS

What is gastroenteritis? Symptoms including diarrhoea can last for WEEKS

The infection is a very common condition - with one in five people contracting the illness each year. However Dr Clare Morrison, GP at www.Pharmica.co.uk said the unpleasant condition can make some patients very ill. She said: “The severity of the...

 

Memoirs of Scots sniper during Easter Rising to be published

The memoirs of a Scottish woman who played a key role in the Easter Rising that was to eventually lead to Irish independence have been published almost a century after she wrote them. Margaret Skinnider’s own version of the hugely controversial...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 

Little change to net migration inside single market

Immigration from the EU will remain high if Britain stays in the European single market after Brexit, according to a report from campaign group Migration Watch UK. Net migration from the bloc would be unlikely to fall below 155,000 a year in the...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 

GP shortage ‘puts patients in danger’

Labour urges government to wake up to crisis engulfing NHS LABOUR urged the government to wake-up to the full-scale crisis engulfing the NHS as overstretched GPs warned of serious risks to patients due to extended waits for appointments. In a...

 

Privateers ‘raking in the cash as services in chaos’

Southern Rail revealed as one of the worst culprits of transport rip-off RAIL privateers are banking hundreds of millions of pounds in taxpayers’ cash while leaving services in chaos, new research has revealed. Rail union RMT exposed one of the worst...

 

Ice cream slur ‘mocks the gay community’

Lolly comments land Hammond in hot water FORMER Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond was accused of “mocking and belittling” the gay community yesterday following comments made on TV show Grand Tour in which he suggested that eating ice-cream was...

 

Bangladesh: Clothes factory staff sacked for striking

1,600 lose their livelihoods for demanding end to poverty pay MORE than 1,600 garment workers in Bangladesh have been sacked and 1,500 face charges after walking out against poverty pay. Clothes factories in Ashulia, a suburb of the capital Dhaka,...

 

Turkey and Russia in ceasefire talks, insurgents claim

TURKEY and Russia are holding talks to draw up an outline of a possible long-term ceasefire in Syria, rebel groups claimed yesterday. The agreement would reportedly encompass all of Syria, but since no-one will speak openly about the plans, there is...

 

South Korea: Opposition demands axing of deal on comfort women

OPPOSITION MPs in South Korea called yesterday for the scrapping of a deal with Japan concerning compensation for women forced into sex slavery. The two countries agreed a year ago that Japan would pay £7 million to support 46 surviving “comfort...

 


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