News archive from 10 October 2013, page 5

New hope of pill for brain diseases

A landmark British study has raised the prospect of a pill that can treat brain diseases such as Alzheimer's by halting the death of neurons. The research, performed on sick mice, is at a very early stage and it could be a decade or more before any...

 

More talks due on press charter

A second round of talks aimed at reaching cross-party agreement on a revised press regulation royal charter will be held today as Sir Brian Leveson faces questions from MPs on the issue. Culture Secretary Maria Miller is said to be confident that a...

 
Lynne Spalding Found Dead In Hospital Stairwell

Lynne Spalding Found Dead In Hospital Stairwell

A British patient who disappeared from her room at San Francisco's main public hospital more than two weeks ago has been found dead in a stairwell at the facility. Lynne Spalding, 57, was admitted to San Francisco General Hospital for an infection on...

 
Immigration Laws: Tough Overhaul Introduced

Immigration Laws: Tough Overhaul Introduced

Tough new curbs on the appeal rights of illegal immigrants and foreign prisoners facing deportation are being introduced as part of an overhaul of the UK's immigration laws. The Immigration Bill will see the grounds on which foreign nationals can...

 

NHS 'must strain every sinew'

The NHS must look abroad to countries like India, Ghana and Mexico for solutions to its £30 billion funding crisis, a health regulator has said. The health service needs to undergo a "radical change" if it is to survive, according to...

 

Warburg's Antero valued at $11 billion after pricing IPO above range

Antero sold 35.73 million shares in the offering at $44 each, raising $1.57 billion, the company said in a statement on Wednesday. It had planned to sell 30 million shares at between $38 and $42 each. A surge in equity markets this year has encouraged...

Reuters, 01:51 in Business
 

NHS 'must strain every sinew'

The NHS must look abroad to countries like India, Ghana and Mexico for solutions to its £30 billion funding crisis, a health regulator has said. The health service needs to undergo a "radical change" if it is to survive, according to...

 

Thrust into crisis, Bernanke tested bounds of Fed policy

One of the Great Depression's most prominent scholars, Bernanke inherited a historic slump of his own not long after taking the helm of the Federal Reserve eight years ago. He took the central bank on an aggressive and unorthodox course that came to...

Reuters, 02:02 in Business
 

Potholes: 'One Every Mile' On Britain's Roads

There is a pothole for every mile of road in Britain, according to new research. Official council data obtained under a Freedom of Information request show a 79% increase in compensation claims in the past financial year from motorists as a result of...

 

NHS 'must strain every sinew'

The NHS must look abroad to countries like India, Ghana and Mexico for solutions to its £30 billion funding crisis, a health regulator has said. The health service needs to undergo a "radical change" if it is to survive, according to...

 

NHS 'must strain every sinew'

The NHS must look abroad to countries like India, Ghana and Mexico for solutions to its £30 billion funding crisis, a health regulator has said. The health service needs to undergo a "radical change" if it is to survive, according to...

 

Heritage fans bid to save buildings

An army of "heritage fans" is to be recruited to help launch a huge expansion in efforts to save listed buildings at risk of neglect or decay. English Heritage said it hoped to recruit volunteers from next year to help survey an estimated...

 

Can sleeping too much cause chronic diseases?

“People who get more than 10 hours a night have an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes and obesity,” the Mail Online warns. The study this news is based on also found that those who don’t get enough sleep have an increased risk of disease. The...

 

Study identifies poorly performing doctors

"Older doctors are six times more likely to 'pose a risk to patients'," reports The Independent. The news is based on a new study led by the former chief medical officer, Professor Sir Liam Donaldson. It looked at how often doctors were...

 

Study identifies poorly performing doctors

"Older doctors are six times more likely to 'pose a risk to patients'," reports The Independent. The news is based on a new study led by the former chief medical officer, Professor Sir Liam Donaldson. It looked at how often doctors were...

 


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