News archive from 6 June 2012, page 19

Calcium pill heart attack link unclear

Calcium pills “do more harm than good' the Daily Mail has reported. By contrast, the Telegraph tells us there is “no need to panic over new calcium heart attack research”. So, which to believe? These headlines are based on the findings of a large...

 

Air pollution 'kills 13,000 per year'

“Air pollution from exhaust fumes kills more than twice as many people as road accidents,” The Daily Telegraph has reported. The paper said that around 1,850 people die in traffic accidents annually, but that each year over 5,000 people will die as a...

 

New drug 'stops common cold asthma deaths'

UK scientists have created a “Drug that slashes the risk of colds killing asthmatics”, the Daily Express dramatically reported today. This, and similar stories in the press about this “revolutionary treatment” for a very worrying scenario, should be...

 

MRSA 'spread by patient transfers'

New research has mapped the way that MRSA “superbug” bacteria spread, BBC News has reported. The results suggest that antibiotic-resistant bacteria may often spread from large, inner-city hospitals to smaller regional ones when patients are...

 

DNA blood test for prostate cancer

“A blood test for men with prostate cancer could detect if the illness is likely to be life-threatening,” the Daily Mail has reported. In some cases prostate cancer can be benign, but in others it can be life-threatening and require treatment such as...

 
Etihad buys Virgin Australia stake as it seeks growth

Etihad buys Virgin Australia stake as it seeks growth

Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways has bought a 4% stake in Virgin Australia, in a bid to expand its global presence. Etihad said it has acquired the stake for $35.6m (£23.1m) and added that it was keen to raise its holding in Virgin Australia to as much as...

BBC, 02:18 in Business
 

How common are repeat abortions?

The NHS “spends £1m a week on repeat abortions”, the Daily Mail reported. The newspaper claimed that single women are using terminations “as another form of contraceptive”, and that some will have “seven, eight or even as many as nine terminations in...

 

MRSA 'spread by patient transfers'

New research has mapped the way that MRSA “superbug” bacteria spread, BBC News has reported. The results suggest that antibiotic-resistant bacteria may often spread from large, inner-city hospitals to smaller regional ones when patients are...

 

DNA blood test for prostate cancer

“A blood test for men with prostate cancer could detect if the illness is likely to be life-threatening,” the Daily Mail has reported. In some cases prostate cancer can be benign, but in others it can be life-threatening and require treatment such as...

 

Aspirin vs warfarin: which is better?

Taking aspirin to reduce blood-clotting is “as safe and just as effective as warfarin”, The Daily Telegraph has today reported. Both drugs have long been used to prevent potentially dangerous blood clots, but there is much debate over which is better...

 

How common are repeat abortions?

The NHS “spends £1m a week on repeat abortions”, the Daily Mail reported. The newspaper claimed that single women are using terminations “as another form of contraceptive”, and that some will have “seven, eight or even as many as nine terminations in...

 

'Bionic eye' implant restores sight

BBC News today reported that “two blind British men have had electronic retinas fitted”. Chris James, 54, and Robin Millar, 60, took part in a clinical trial coordinated by Oxford University and funded by the National Institute of Health Research....

 

MRSA 'spread by patient transfers'

New research has mapped the way that MRSA “superbug” bacteria spread, BBC News has reported. The results suggest that antibiotic-resistant bacteria may often spread from large, inner-city hospitals to smaller regional ones when patients are...

 

DNA blood test for prostate cancer

“A blood test for men with prostate cancer could detect if the illness is likely to be life-threatening,” the Daily Mail has reported. In some cases prostate cancer can be benign, but in others it can be life-threatening and require treatment such as...

 

How common are repeat abortions?

The NHS “spends £1m a week on repeat abortions”, the Daily Mail reported. The newspaper claimed that single women are using terminations “as another form of contraceptive”, and that some will have “seven, eight or even as many as nine terminations in...

 


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