News archive from 13 February 2014, page 6

June Spencer: The woman who has kept us all steady for over 60 years

June Spencer: The woman who has kept us all steady for over 60 years

It was presented to her by the director-general of the BBC, which is very nice as far as it goes. Sadly it doesn't go anything like far enough. The director-general is a mere whippersnapper. When The Archers first appeared on the Light Programme on...

 
Reckitt Benckiser sales sparkle in spite of global market challenges

Reckitt Benckiser sales sparkle in spite of global market challenges

The FTSE 100 group, which makes products such as Nurofen, Dettol and Durex, said an extra £100million investment in its so-called 19 health and hygiene “powerbrands” had helped sales climb 5 per cent to a best-ever £10.04billion in the year to...

 

Breast cancer drug that extends life by six months gets go-ahead: Treatment that reduces side effects will...

A new drug for breast cancer which extends women’s lives by almost six months while reducing toxic side effects including hair loss is now available for patients. Campaigners claim the drug Kadcyla offers a ‘precious lifeline’ for women with the most...

Daily Mail, 02:09 in Health
 

Exercise is the best treatment for those suffering osteoarthritis say health chiefs dismissing the view it...

Exercise can vastly improve the lives of osteoarthritis sufferers, health chiefs said yesterday. Too many patients believe nothing they do will lessen their discomfort, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. The institute...

Daily Mail, 02:09 in Health
 
Florida Man Executed For Murder Of Jimmy Ryce

Florida Man Executed For Murder Of Jimmy Ryce

A man has been executed in Florida for the rape and murder of nine-year-old Jimmy Ryce in 1995. Authorities say 46-year-old Juan Carlos Chavez died by lethal injection at Florida State Prison. Chavez abducted Ryce at gunpoint when the boy got off a...

 

Charity urges EU to give kids cancer drugs access

“Children with cancer ‘denied drugs because of EU rules’,” reports the BBC. This and other headlines in the media are based on a press release issued by the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), London. The ICR has called for urgent changes in European...

 

Dangers of cat bites overstated by media

“Why even a tiny cat bite could leave you in hospital: Cats’ teeth ‘inject bacteria deep into the joints and tissue’, doctors warn”. The Daily Mail inaccurately claims that one in three people bitten by cats need to go into hospital, and that...

 

MPs vote to ban smoking in cars carrying children

"MPs overwhelmingly back ban on smoking in cars carrying children," reports The Guardian. The media headlines are based on the passing of an amendment to the Children and Families Bill in the House of Commons, which empowers – but does not...

 

MPs vote to ban smoking in cars carrying children

"MPs overwhelmingly back ban on smoking in cars carrying children," reports The Guardian. The media headlines are based on the passing of an amendment to the Children and Families Bill in the House of Commons, which empowers – but does not...

 

Coalition accused of deliberately delaying 'healthy star' food labelling

Assistant health minister Fiona Nash. Photograph: Alan Porritt/AAP State governments and consumer groups are accusing the Coalition of deliberately delaying “healthy star” food labelling until two state elections are held that could give opponents of...

Guardian, 02:35 in Health
 

Roll-ups 'as hazardous as factory made cigarettes'

“Rollies vs Straights: Roll-your-own ‘at least as hazardous as any other type of cigarette’,” reports The Independent. “Roll-ups” (cigarettes made using rolling tobacco and paper), have been associated with poverty – they have been seen as a tobacco...

 

United's players had 30 league titles between them at the Emirates... it's about time they started playing...

3 View comments Between them, the team David Moyes picked at Arsenal had won 30 Barclays Premier League titles. Think about it for a moment. Nemanja Vidic: five. Michael Carrick, Wayne Rooney: five. Even Rafael has three. There were champions all over...

Daily Mail, 02:41 in Sport
 
Defence Spending Improves, But 'Risks Remain'

Defence Spending Improves, But 'Risks Remain'

After many years of poor budgeting, the Ministry of Defence spending is improving, according to the National Audit Office. Between 2012 and 2013, the costs of 10 of the 11 biggest equipment projects have fallen by a combined £46m. The one exception is...

 

NICE publishes new draft guidelines on statins use

"Millions more people should be put on cholesterol-lowering statin drugs," BBC News reports. Draft guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended that the drugs should be given to people with an...

 

MPs vote to ban smoking in cars carrying children

"MPs overwhelmingly back ban on smoking in cars carrying children," reports The Guardian. The media headlines are based on the passing of an amendment to the Children and Families Bill in the House of Commons, which empowers – but does not...

 


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