News archive from 17 November 2012, page 10

Olympics fans drenched by rainfall

Drenched London 2012 spectators had a true taste of British summer after the heavens opened above the Olympic Park. There has been heavy rain over the east London site, with thundery downpours expected later, forecasters said. A number of open-air...

 

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...

 
Dave Lee Travis arrested over sex abuse allegations

Dave Lee Travis arrested over sex abuse allegations

DAVE Lee Travis, the former Radio 1 DJ, has been arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police's Operation Yewtree on suspicion of sexual offences. • DJ accused of groping women in 70s and 80s • BBC postpones Top of the Pops re-run from 1977 The...

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Battery maker A123 got U.S. funds as it sought bankruptcy

The company, which makes lithium ion batteries for electric cars, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last month after a rescue deal with Chinese auto parts supplier Wanxiang Group fell apart. That same day, October 16, A123 received a $946,830...

 

Romney takes tough stance on Iran

Mitt Romney would respect an Israeli decision to make a unilateral military strike against Iran aimed at preventing Tehran from obtaining nuclear capability, a top foreign policy adviser said as he outlined the aggressive posture the Republican...

 

Botox eases urinary incontinence

Botox injections may help women with urinary incontinence, The Daily Telegraph has today reported. The newspaper said that injecting the muscle-freezing toxin into the wall of the bladder can have a long-lasting impact on overactive bladder syndrome,...

 

Equestrian delay after heavens open

Olympic events have been plagued by bad weather as showers left spectators in the main park drenched and caused a controversial delay in the equestrian. Heavy rain swept across the main site and the equestrian venue in Greenwich, south east London. A...

 

Heart attack prediction test? Not yet

“Heart attacks could be predicted in advance,” The Daily Telegraph has reported, while the Daily Mail assures readers that a “simple and inexpensive test that can spot a heart attack waiting to happen could be available next year”. However, these...

 

Fraud warning to East Lancashire online Christmas shoppers

ONLINE Christmas shoppers in Lancashire have been warned about bogus websites and counterfeit goods. County council trading standards officers are telling people using websites for seasonal purchasing to be vigilant with their cash. They have warned...

 

Oxford alters transgender dress law

Oxford University has rewritten the laws governing its strict academic dress code following concerns that they were unfair towards transgender students. Under the new regulations, students taking exams or attending formal occasions will no longer have...

 

'Poorer health for babies born early'

“Babies born just a few weeks early have a higher risk of poor health,” The Guardian reported today. According to the newspaper, new research has found that being born just a few weeks early can raise their risk of conditions such as asthma. It is...

 

Family feud prisoner found hanged

A man who knifed his "controlling" stepfather to death after a long-running family feud boiled over has been found hanging in his cell. Nathan Vaughan-Jones, 34, was found at Lewes prison in East Sussex at about 8.30pm on Friday and...

 

Heart attack prediction test? Not yet

“Heart attacks could be predicted in advance,” The Daily Telegraph has reported, while the Daily Mail assures readers that a “simple and inexpensive test that can spot a heart attack waiting to happen could be available next year”. However, these...

 

Parade intruder was cast member

A member of the Olympics opening ceremony cast managed to take part in the athletes' parade alongside the India team, Lord Coe has revealed. The woman was one of the volunteers who had been part of the cast of the show and became...

 

Drinking after heart attack studied

“Alcohol can help heart attack victims live longer,” according to The Daily Telegraph. The newspaper said that regularly consuming two alcoholic drinks a day gave heart attack survivors “a 42% lower risk of dying from heart disease” and 14% lower risk...

 


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