News archive from 15 August 2014, page 3

Scots research could help detect baby infections

Scots research could help detect baby infections

Babies suffering from life-threatening bacterial infections could benefit from Scottish research that will help doctors identify problems earlier. A team at Edinburgh University were able to detect and decode a signal generated from a baby’s DNA that...

Scotsman, 02:10 in Health
 
Coca-Cola buys 16.7% stake in Monster Beverage

Coca-Cola buys 16.7% stake in Monster Beverage

US drinks giant Coca-Cola has bought a 16.7% stake in Monster Beverage in a cash deal, as it looks for growth away from fizzy drinks. In the $2.15bn (£1.3bn) deal, Coca-Cola will transfer its worldwide energy business to Monster. In exchange, Monster...

BBC, 02:13 in Business
 

At end of round-the-world trip, Kerry's plane breaks down in Hawaii

He had stopped for a day in Hawaii where he delivered a speech on increased U.S. interests in Asia and the Pacific region. "Finally some frequent flyer miles!" Kerry said on hearing the news that he would have to catch a commercial flight...

 

Weibo second-quarter revenue doubles as ad sales jump

Analysts on average were expecting third-quarter revenue at $80.2 million, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Weibo, which made its listing debut in the United States in April, said advertising and marketing revenue nearly doubled to $59.6 million...

 

High-salt diet linked to 1.6 million heart deaths

"Salty diet 'causes 1.6 million deaths worldwide each year'," reports The Daily Telegraph. It goes on to quote a researcher saying this is "nearly 1 in 10 of all deaths from cardiovascular causes worldwide". This scary-sounding...

 

High-salt diet linked to 1.6 million heart deaths

"Salty diet 'causes 1.6 million deaths worldwide each year'," reports The Daily Telegraph. It goes on to quote a researcher saying this is "nearly 1 in 10 of all deaths from cardiovascular causes worldwide". This scary-sounding...

 

'Safe' stem cell therapy may help stroke recovery

BBC Online today reports that "Stem cells show promise in stroke recovery". This accurate headline comes from a study showing how a new technique using a patient's own stem cells to aid recovery from severe ischaemic stoke is feasible and...

 
Caravan Park in Trusthorpe raises £915 for Sutton on Sea LIVES

Caravan Park in Trusthorpe raises £915 for Sutton on Sea LIVES

£915 has been raised by Seaside Caravan Park in Trusthorpe following a charity day in aid of the Sutton on Sea LIVES First Responders. Stephen said: “We must thank the management and owners of the club who put on a fantastic event throughout the day,...

 
Missouri takes control of security away from Ferguson police

Missouri takes control of security away from Ferguson police

Captain Ron Johnson, who grew up in Ferguson, told reporters he would take a new approach after complaints that police have used heavy-handed tactics, arresting dozens of protesters and using teargas and pepper pellets to break up crowds. Ferguson, a...

 

A-levels results in full for Leeds schools

Check out our live A-level results service for schools in Leeds. Benton Park School A Ahmed eng lang and lit, rel studs, psychol; S Akhtar apld sci*, eng lit*, gen studs, hist, psychol; K Akram chem, biol, econ; J Allison photy, econ; A Armitage...

 

Fracking report 'heavily redacted'

The Government has been accused of using "misleading" information in a public consultation over new under-house fracking plans. Greenpeace claimed that a report likely to include evidence crucial to proposals had been "heavily...

 

ANZ posts $5.2bn cash profit, a rise of 8% for nine months to June 30

ANZ trading revenue was weaker than anticipated, while loan growth was softer. Photograph: Julian Smith/AAPImage ANZ shares have fallen after the bank announced a $5.2bn cash profit. The result is an increase of 8% for the nine months to June 30, but...

Guardian, 03:08 in Business
 
Sisters in court over ear-biting incident at cricket club

Sisters in court over ear-biting incident at cricket club

TWO sisters appeared in court accused of biting a woman's ear during a fracas in a cricket club. Louise Scollen and Kate Temple are alleged to have injured their victim in Murton Cricket Club last July. Scollen, 38, of St John’s Terrace, and Temple,...

 
A-Levels: Thousands hit the phones on Sheffield Hallam University’s busiest day

A-Levels: Thousands hit the phones on Sheffield Hallam University’s busiest day

Phones at Sheffield Hallam University were red hot on A-level results day - with more than 12,000 would-be students trying to get through in the first few hours. Staff made hundreds of offers for places on courses yesterday. Some science and health...

 

Dewani due at court in South Africa

Honeymoon murder-accused Shrien Dewani is expected to appear in court today in South Africa. The millionaire businessman's new wife Anni Dewani died when she was shot in the neck as the couple travelled in a taxi on the outskirts of Cape Town in...

 


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