News archive from 17 November 2012, page 11

Armitstead wins first Team GB medal

Cyclist Lizzie Armitstead has won silver to claim Great Britain's first medal of London 2012 in the women's road race. Armitstead was beaten to victory on The Mail by Marianne Vos of the Netherlands. Russia's Olga Zabelinskaya was third at the end of...

 

DVT blood clot risk for snorers?

“Snorers are three times more likely to suffer a potentially fatal blood clot,” the Daily Express has reported. The newspaper explains that researchers from Taiwan say this is the first study to prove that a link between sleep apnoea and deep vein...

 

Man, 24, dies at music festival

A 24-year-old man has died at a dance music festival. Paramedics were called after the man was found unconscious in his tent at the Global Gathering festival at Long Marston airfield in Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, on Saturday. Despite their...

 

Blood vessels 'grown in lab'

British scientists may have found a way to grow “off the shelf” veins and arteries, The Daily Telegraph today reported. The newspaper said the discovery could potentially revolutionise treatment for a range of conditions. In the study behind the...

 

Legionnaires bug: Eight in hospital

Eight patients remain in hospital after an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease. A total of 16 people have been confirmed as contracting the disease in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, since last Tuesday. No details have yet been released of a patient who...

 

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...

 

Crowds cheer Armitstead to silver

Team GB cyclist Lizzie Armitstead has battled through torrential rain to a spectacular second place on The Mall as Great Britain picked up its first medal of the Games. The 23-year-old from Otley near Leeds banished the disappointment of the men's...

 

Breast screening risks and benefits

“For every life saved by breast cancer screening up to 10 women ‘have unnecessary treatment’,” the Daily Mail reported today. The news is based on a study that looked at the impact of screening in Norway, and how often it led to “overdiagnosis”....

 

Suspected burglars arrested and charged

The incident took place in Adelaide Road last Thursday. Kierran Sean Collis, 21, from Leamington and Martin Cantle, 19, of Lillington Road, Leamington, both appeared at Leamington Magistrates Court on Friday. Collis was remanded in custody and is...

 

New lottery millionaires record set

A new record has been set for the number of millionaires made in one night. Seventy-six lucky winners of the Euromillions Millionaire Raffle draw have come forward to claim their prize - smashing the previous record of 25 millionaires made in one...

 

Man charged after MP hurt in attack

A man has been charged with various offences after a Tory MP was injured when challenging an alleged bus shelter vandal. Ivans Karanovs, 20, will appear in court in Peterborough on Monday, said police. Backbencher Stewart Jackson said he tried to make...

 

MPC to discuss further rates cut

Bank of England policymakers will debate whether to slash interest rates beyond current historic lows when they meet this week in a drastic move to boost the economy. The Bank's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) lifted levels of emergency support by £50...

 

Difficult to see how C. diff spreads

“We don’t know what causes deadly hospital superbug to spread, admit scientists,” the Daily Mail has reported. “Hospitals may be adopting the wrong strategy for combating a notorious bug on the wards,” it goes on to say. This story is based on new...

 

Lizzie and Rebecca win 2012 medals

Cyclist Lizzie Armitstead and swimmer Rebecca Adlington have won Great Britain's first medals of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Adlington, 23, won a bronze medal in the women's 400m freestyle final, which was won by Camille Muffat of France. Earlier,...

 

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