News archive from 18 February 2013, page 14

Woodhall Hotel set for new lease of life

The Woodhall Spa Hotel, which was closed by flooding earlier in the year, is set to enjoy a new lease of life. The 25-bedroom hotel has been bought by owners of the nearby Dower House Hotel who are promising a major refurbishment over the next six...

 

Management team buys out taxi firm

The management of a leading Preston taxi firm has completed a management buy-out. The team, led by managing director Peter Osbourne, bought the shareholding of Millers Citax from the family of former owner, Sam McCullough, who died last year. The...

 
Sunderland sweat on foursome’s fitness for Man Utd clash

Sunderland sweat on foursome’s fitness for Man Utd clash

MARTIN O'Neill will run the rule over Sunderland's walking wounded ahead of tomorrow's game against Manchester United. Adam Johnson, Danny Rose and Phil Bardsley were all substituted in the win over Reading with varying degrees of injury. And O’Neill...

 

UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Friday, Nov. 6

* The UK blue-chip index was down 44.26 points, or 0.8 percent, at 5,677.75 at the close, finishing below 5,700 for the first time in two months and marking an end to range-bound trading that had persisted since early September as news that the euro...

 

Can noisy traffic cause heart attacks?

“Living near loud traffic increases your risk of having a heart attack,” the Daily Mail today reported. The Mail added that the link “could be due to noise causing stress and sleep disturbances”. However, donning earplugs at night isn’t necessarily...

 

Errors 'in 1 in 20 prescriptions'

GPs may be regularly making mistakes when prescribing medicines, according to a high-profile report published today by the General Medical Council. The report found that mistakes in areas such as dosage and timing were common, although it also found...

 

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...

 

'Bionic eye' implant restores sight

BBC News today reported that “two blind British men have had electronic retinas fitted”. Chris James, 54, and Robin Millar, 60, took part in a clinical trial coordinated by Oxford University and funded by the National Institute of Health Research....

 

'Good cholesterol' theory challenged?

“Good cholesterol” doesn’t lower heart attack risk, the Daily Mail has reported. A great deal of research has previously suggested that higher levels of “good” HDL cholesterol reduce your risk coronary heart disease, while higher levels of “bad” LDL...

 

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...

 

Statins may help healthy adults

Everyone over the age of 50 should be given statins because the “cholesterol-busting” drugs reduce the risk of a heart attack even in healthy people, according to the Daily Telegraph and many other newspapers. The story is based on a systematic review...

 

Machines are taking over world...by stealth

Science Fiction has taught us that one day the machines will take over. They will spend so long doing humanity's dirty work that they will rise up against their weak, fleshy masters. They will do this at the behest of some supercomputer which has...

 
Heathcote: Let’s build a Guild legacy

Heathcote: Let’s build a Guild legacy

The head of a new body set up to bring visitors to Lancashire has vowed to build a legacy from Preston's Guild celebrations. Paul Heathcote, the restaurateur who is chairman of Marketing Lancashire, said the events of the past four days had to be used...

 
Sunderland boss: Cats must make like Canaries!

Sunderland boss: Cats must make like Canaries!

MARTIN O'NEILL has challenged Sunderland to follow the example of Stoke and Norwich in easing their relegation worries. Sunderland may have scrambled out of the bottom three after Tuesday night’s victory over Reading, but the Black Cats remain just...

 

Superbugs curbed, but still more to do

Rates of MRSA in hospitals have fallen significantly in recent years, but over 6% of hospital patients in England still acquire some form of infection during their stay, according to the Health Protection Agency (HPA). The figures come from a major...

 


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