News archive from 17 November 2012, page 1

Spectators hail 'awesome' ceremony

The Olympic Games opening ceremony was "magnificent" and is just the beginning of London's party, thrilled spectators said. The Queen opened the Games following a stunning show which has been praised by those who travelled from all around...

 

No cancer rise in hip implant patients

“There is no evidence that metal-on-metal hip replacements increase the risk of cancer,” the BBC reported today. The story is based on a study that found that patients with metal-on-metal hip replacements did not have a higher risk than the general...

 

Mixed results for mobile stroke treatment

Treating stroke patients in specialised ambulances en route to hospital could boost the number of patients who receive life-saving therapy, BBC News has today reported. The news is based on a small but well-conducted study looking at whether the time...

 

Flagbearer Hoy's 'massive honour'

Team GB's flagbearer Chris Hoy has described the experience of leading his nation as a massive honour. The four-time Olympic cycling champion led Great Britain's athletes into the stadium to huge cheers from the crowds. He said: "I don't think...

 

Spectacular start to Olympic Games

The Queen turned Bond girl and some of Britain's greatest Olympians teamed up with young athletes to light the Olympic Stadium flame as the London 2012 Games opened in spectacular fashion. In a blockbusting opening ceremony there were moments of...

 

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...

 

I declare the Games open says Queen

The Queen opened the Olympic Games for the second time in her 60-year reign, launching the global event during a spectacular ceremony that lived up to its billing. Director Danny Boyle's £27 million production kicked off London 2012 with imagination,...

 

500,000 quoted wrong dental prices

Around 500,000 people a year may be wrongly told they cannot have NHS dental treatment, says a new report by the Office of Fair Trading. This could lead to them paying more for private treatment. The report has featured heavily in today’s newspapers,...

 
Red, yellow and now blue, but Fraser’s not blushing

Red, yellow and now blue, but Fraser’s not blushing

But Fraser Pithie, who is standing as the Tory candidate for the role in November elections, said his political past was no secret. He was reacting to a story on left-wing website Political Scrapbook last week, which outlined how Mr Pithie had been an...

 

Examiner news quiz of the week 27/07/12

KNOW your current events? Put yourself to the test with our weekly news quiz. NEWS QUIZ OF THE WEEK 27/07/12 SCORE: 0 Question 1 of 12: Which politician has called on those worrying about the Olympics to put a sock in it and get behind Team GB for...

 

Happiness 'boosts heart health'

“Cheer up and save yourself a heart attack,” says the Daily Mail, which today reported that a positive outlook on life has been shown to keep your heart healthy. It’s not clear if the Mail’s message is a positive or negative one, but before cheerier...

 

Sports Quiz of the Week 27/07/12

USE your sporting knowledge to tackle our tricky questions below. SPORTS QUIZ OF THE WEEK 27/07/12 SCORE: 0 Question 1 of 12: Which middleweight boxer has defeated British duo Darren Barker and Matthew Macklin in the last year? Sergiy Dzindziruk...

 

DVT flying advice reassessed

“Sitting in a window seat during a long flight can increase the risk of deep vein thrombosis,” according to The Daily Telegraph. It has long been known that flying is associated with an increased risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a type of serious...

 

Denis: Dave is no ordinary cat

FEW cats have their own Facebook page, but then Dave is a phenomenon. I hesitate to describe Ian Towers as his owner because cats don't have owners. They allow people to look after them and they may, if you are very fortunate, offer affection. But...

 

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...

 


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