News archive from 30 April 2013

Aid to South Africa to end in 2015

The UK's direct aid to South Africa will end in 2015, International Development Secretary Justine Greening will announce. The Government's aid programme to South Africa is currently worth £19 million a year, down from its peak of more than £40 million...

 

Aid to South Africa to end in 2015

The UK's direct aid to South Africa will end in 2015, International Development Secretary Justine Greening will announce. The Government's aid programme to South Africa is currently worth £19 million a year, down from its peak of more than £40 million...

 

Aid to South Africa to end in 2015

The UK's direct aid to South Africa will end in 2015, International Development Secretary Justine Greening will announce. The Government's aid programme to South Africa is currently worth £19 million a year, down from its peak of more than £40 million...

 

Aid to South Africa to end in 2015

The UK's direct aid to South Africa will end in 2015, International Development Secretary Justine Greening will announce. The Government's aid programme to South Africa is currently worth £19 million a year, down from its peak of more than £40 million...

 

Aid to South Africa to end in 2015

The UK's direct aid to South Africa will end in 2015, International Development Secretary Justine Greening will announce. The Government's aid programme to South Africa is currently worth £19 million a year, down from its peak of more than £40 million...

 

Aid to South Africa to end in 2015

The UK's direct aid to South Africa will end in 2015, International Development Secretary Justine Greening will announce. The Government's aid programme to South Africa is currently worth £19 million a year, down from its peak of more than £40 million...

 

Aid to South Africa to end in 2015

The UK's direct aid to South Africa will end in 2015, International Development Secretary Justine Greening will announce. The Government's aid programme to South Africa is currently worth £19 million a year, down from its peak of more than £40 million...

 
Virus injected into the heart may save thousands

Virus injected into the heart may save thousands

A revolutionary gene therapy treatment for heart failure is about to undergo its first international trial in the UK. The first of 200 patients from around the world will be treated at hospitals in Glasgow and London in the next three to six weeks....

Scotsman, 00:05 in Health
 

Scots babies to be vaccinated against stomach bug

All Scottish babies born from May are to be offered a vaccination against rotavirus. The virus causes severe diarrhoea and vomiting in infants and can lead to hospital treatment. It is highly contagious and can affect about 140,000 infants in the UK...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Health
 

Common drugs can reduce breast cancer risk

A FAMILY of common hormone treatments can significantly reduce the threat of breast cancer in women at risk from the disease, research has shown. One of the drugs, tamoxifen, is widely used to treat breast cancer after surgery. The others, raloxifene,...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Health
 

Right-to-die case partner’s tearful vow

THE partner of a woman who lost a legal challenge in the Irish courts over her right to die has said he is prepared to do whatever she wants. Multiple sclerosis sufferer Marie Fleming, who was too ill to attend yesterday’s Supreme Court hearing in...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Health
 

Obese young men less likely to live to their 50s

Men who are obese in their early 20s are significantly less likely to live to middle age, according to a new study. They are also up to eight times more likely to suffer diabetes, potentially fatal blood clots or suffer a heart attack. It is already...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Health
 

Aid to South Africa to end in 2015

The UK's direct aid to South Africa will end in 2015, International Development Secretary Justine Greening will announce. The Government's aid programme to South Africa is currently worth £19 million a year, down from its peak of more than £40 million...

 

Blind cord risk warning issued

Parents should be cautious of leaving children unsupervised next to window blind cords in case they accidentally strangle themselves, doctors have warned. An average of two children die in the UK every year from blind cord strangulation. Medics from...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Health
 
Child-care cash blow to 258,000 Scots families

Child-care cash blow to 258,000 Scots families

MORE than a quarter of a million families in Scotland are to miss out on one of the UK government's flagship schemes to support working parents. The tax-free child-care voucher scheme was one of the big-ticket items from the Budget aimed at promoting...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics
 


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