News archive from 31 December 2013

Is a co-pay such a bad thing?

A General Practitioner medical clinic in Sydney. Photograph: Dan Himbrechts/AAP As a GP, I find the outrage directed at the concept of a co-pay to visit a GP intriguing. In health policy, it is not typical for a proposal to be met with universal...

Guardian, 00:10 in Health
 
7,000 key NHS clinical staff laid off amid enforced cuts

7,000 key NHS clinical staff laid off amid enforced cuts

Department of Health has disclosed that 4,620 frontline staff were made compulsorily redundant between 2010-11. Photograph Bernardo Bucci/Corbis An "arbitrary" straitjacket on the NHS's budget by Whitehall is leading to job losses,...

Guardian, 00:10 in Health
 

LinkedIn, Pinterest more popular than Twitter: study

The figure was 22 percent for LinkedIn and 18 percent for Twitter, holding roughly steady from a year ago. About 29 percent of the blacks surveyed by Pew made use of Twitter, well above 16 percent for whites and Hispanics, the study showed....

 

Clegg delivers bold pro-EU message

Nick Clegg warned voters they would jeopardise Britain's economic recovery and put jobs at risk if they vote for anything but Liberal Democrat in May's European Parliament elections. The Deputy Prime Minister used his new year message to deliver a...

 
Andrew Cole 'Racially Abused' On Flight

Andrew Cole 'Racially Abused' On Flight

Two men have been charged after former Manchester United player Andrew Cole was racially abused on a flight from Dublin to Manchester. Lee Patrick Byrne, 28, from Dublin, is accused of racially-aggravated public order offence. Gregory Horan, 26, has...

 

Merkel says permanently fixing euro zone crisis vital for Germany

In an advance text of the traditional New Year's Eve address that she will deliver on Tuesday evening, Merkel said Germany had a lot of work to do to maintain its own economic strength. Merkel, who was recently re-elected to a third term, said major...

Reuters, 00:29 in Business
 

PICTURE EXCLUSIVE - Kardashian-ing through the snow: Kourtney and Scott go tubing with children Mason and...

58 View comments They are used to sunnier climes in California. So Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick seem to be taking full advantage of the snow while on holiday in Park City, Utah. The couple were seen tubing down a snowy hill on Monday with...

 

Best spot of all! Chloe Green sits on Marc Anthony's lap in white fringed shorts as they cosy up during...

She may have been surrounded by friends and family, but that didn't stop Chloe Green and Marc Anthony cosying up as they took to the sea on Monday. The heiress looked stylish in her all-white look as she holidays in Barbados with her parents at the...

 

May has tests amid cancer fears

Queen guitarist Brian May has been undergoing "urgent" tests over fears he could have cancer, he has told fans. The rock star wrote on his website that his doctor organised scans, the latest of which was today, after he complained of severe...

 

Appeal to help lonely older people

As well as vowing to stay off the booze and doing away with cigarettes, Britons should make new year resolutions to help lonely older people, a charity said. Just nipping round to an elderly neighbour's home for a cup of tea could help combat...

 

Faier(s) play to her! Sam strips off to hot pink bikini and shows off amazing body as she reveals she's...

She has always had an enviable figure with curves in all the right places. But now Sam Faiers has lost just over a stone in weight and is looking better than ever as she goes into the New Year and possibly the Big Brother house, if rumours are to be...

 

Abbey New Year! Abbey Clancy dresses up as Miley Cyrus in THAT infamous outfit for Alan Carr's TV special

It is perhaps the most infamous outfit worn by a woman in 2013. So it's little surprise that Miley Cyrus' notorious VMA outfit has been immortalised by a comedy sketch thanks to Alan Carr's forthcoming New Year special on Channel 4. Strictly Come...

 

Cholesterol 'link to Alzheimer's'

Unhealthy cholesterol levels are linked to one of the key brain signatures of Alzheimer's disease, scientists have learned. Relative amounts of "good" and "bad" cholesterol in the blood influence the build-up of harmful protein...

 

'I ate too much, I slept too much... I couldn't face doing anything': Fern Britton talks about 'horrible'...

TV presenter Fern Britton has been speaking about how post natal depression affected her life and how being healthy is now something she regards as a ‘duty’ to her children and her husband, TV chef Phil Vickery. The former Strictly Come Dancing star...

 

Plea over hospital food standards

Campaigners have renewed calls for ministers to introduce minimum standards for the quality of food served to patients after it emerged that a third of hospitals which claim they are fulfilling voluntary requirements are not actually meeting the...

 


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