News archive from 13 June 2012, page 3

Device 'could repair nerve damage'

Tiny computer-generated implants “can help restore feeling in severely injured limbs”, according to the Daily Mail. The news is based on tests of a type of tiny scaffold designed to help nerves in the limbs reconnect after they have been damaged. The...

 
Drought: Two water fiirms set to lift hosepipe bans

Drought: Two water fiirms set to lift hosepipe bans

Two water companies have confirmed they will lift their hosepipe bans this week. Anglian Water and Southern Water were among seven firms to put restrictions on water use in April to combat drought in southern and eastern England. But the restrictions...

BBC, 23:46 in Business
 

All-metal hips 'wear down faster'

“Experts are calling for controversial metal-on-metal hip implants to be banned,” according to The Guardian. The newspaper said that research has found “unequivocal evidence” of high failure rates of these implants, particularly among women. In recent...

 

Stem cells 'boost kidney transplants'

“Stem cells beat kidney rejection,” says BBC News. The broadcaster says that an injection of stem cells given alongside a kidney transplant could remove the need for a lifetime of treatment to suppress the immune system. The news is based on research...

 
Leveson inquiry: Murdoch wanted me to change policy, reveals John Major

Leveson inquiry: Murdoch wanted me to change policy, reveals John Major

FORMER Conservative prime minister Sir John Major yesterday told an inquiry into press standards that media tycoon Rupert Murdoch asked him to change policy on Europe. • Thatcher admired “buccaneering businessmen” of which Rupert Murdoch fell into,...

Scotsman, 23:47 in Hot News
 

Birth pain relief options compared

A major new study of pain relief during labour was widely reported in the papers today, with the Daily Express claiming that drugs work better than drug-free alternatives such as massage, and the Daily Mail reporting that painkillers are more...

 

Middle-aged surgeons 'perform best'

“Middle-aged surgeons ‘are safest’”, BBC News has reported, while The Independent said: “If the surgeons [sic] young or old, put the operation on hold.” Patients are not advised to delay any operation based on this study. These headlines refer to a...

 

Police clash with fans at Euro 2012

Polish police have fired rubber bullets and tear gas at a group of young football fans who attacked them with glass bottles during Poland's match against Russia at Euro 2012. The clashes occurred near a fan zone in Warsaw city centre where thousands...

 

Companies to lift hosepipe bans

Hosepipe bans in place since April will be lifted by two water companies on Thursday. Anglian Water and Southern Water, which have had restrictions in place since April 5, will formally announce on Wednesday that the bans will cease, they confirmed....

 

Student visas 'back door' to UK

Student visas have become the back door to Britain and removing them from official migration statistics would destroy public confidence in the Government's immigration policy, a campaign group has warned. Migration Watch UK said the Government must...

 

Council tenants facing new rules

Thousands of high-earning council tenants could face rent hikes or eviction under new government proposals being published. Housing minister Grant Shapps is due to give details of a "pay-to-stay scheme" intended to ease the pressure on...

 
Olympic opening ceremony 'is cruel to animals', say campaigners

Olympic opening ceremony 'is cruel to animals', say campaigners

The Slumdog Millionaire director wants to transform the Olympic Stadium into a giant mock-up of the English countryside - including an imitation Glastonbury Tor and ‘moshpit'. But his opening ceremony will also feature more than 100 animals in the...

Metro, 23:50 in Hot News
 

All-metal hips 'wear down faster'

“Experts are calling for controversial metal-on-metal hip implants to be banned,” according to The Guardian. The newspaper said that research has found “unequivocal evidence” of high failure rates of these implants, particularly among women. In recent...

 

Stem cells 'boost kidney transplants'

“Stem cells beat kidney rejection,” says BBC News. The broadcaster says that an injection of stem cells given alongside a kidney transplant could remove the need for a lifetime of treatment to suppress the immune system. The news is based on research...

 

Birth pain relief options compared

A major new study of pain relief during labour was widely reported in the papers today, with the Daily Express claiming that drugs work better than drug-free alternatives such as massage, and the Daily Mail reporting that painkillers are more...

 


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