News archive from 18 July 2018, page 16

World-first melanoma blood test detects early stages of deadly skin cancer

World-first melanoma blood test detects early stages of deadly skin cancer

Australian scientists have developed the world’s first blood test to detect melanoma in its early stages. Early trials of the test involving 209 people showed it was capable of picking up early stage melanoma in 81.5% of cases. The next step for the...

 
Young black men more like to be prosecuted over dispersal orders

Young black men more like to be prosecuted over dispersal orders

Young black men in London are disproportionately more likely to be prosecuted for breaking public dispersal orders available to police as part of a range of measures to crack down on antisocial behaviour. Research produced by the Centre for Crime and...

 
Omega-3 no protection against heart attack or strokes, say scientists

Omega-3 no protection against heart attack or strokes, say scientists

The widespread belief that taking omega-3 capsules will help protect you from a heart attack, stroke or early death is wrong, according to a large and comprehensive review of the evidence. Thousands of people take omega-3 supplements regularly and for...

Guardian, 00:41 in Health
 
Schools alone cannot solve childhood obesity crisis, Ofsted warns

Schools alone cannot solve childhood obesity crisis, Ofsted warns

Schools cannot provide a “silver bullet” to tackle childhood obesity and should not be expected to solve society’s wider problems, the chief inspector of Ofsted has warned. Amanda Spielman said teachers were already stretched and should not be...

Guardian, 00:41 in Health
 
Festivalgoers urged to get MMR jab as measles infection rate soars

Festivalgoers urged to get MMR jab as measles infection rate soars

Festivalgoers who missed the MMR vaccination 20 years ago have been urged to get the jab before the European festival season, after infection rates in England tripled in a year. It has been 20 years since the controversy surrounding the combined...

Guardian, 00:41 in Health
 
World-first melanoma blood test detects early stages of deadly skin cancer

World-first melanoma blood test detects early stages of deadly skin cancer

Australian scientists have developed the world’s first blood test to detect melanoma in its early stages. Early trials of the test involving 209 people showed it was capable of picking up early stage melanoma in 81.5% of cases. The next step for the...

Guardian, 00:41 in Health
 
Menopause: Lack of specialist care 'limits treatments'

Menopause: Lack of specialist care 'limits treatments'

A mother who started the menopause at 29 said she had to "just get on with it" because of a lack of specialist care in Wales. When Helen Owen, from Wrexham, had a hysterectomy due to endometriosis, she went into surgical menopause. She said...

BBC, 00:53 in Health
 

Sunshine lifts Scots retailers but high street blues persist

Sporting fixtures and sunny weather brought shoppers onto Scottish high streets last month, but experts today warned that the good times were unlikely to last. Sales increased by 2 per cent on a like-for-like basis in June, compared with the same...

Scotsman, 01:04 in Business
 

Chris Moncrieff: May on brink as Corbyn awaits chance

NO wonder Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is so desperate to go for the kill. But the prospects of an early general election, which Corbyn so eagerly desires, seem remote unless the Government is defeated on a vote of confidence. Rarely has an official...

 

Revealed: First pictures of new £5 coin released by Royal Mint

These are the first pictures of a new £5 coin being released by the Royal Mint. The Royal Mint has issued a commemorative coin to mark the occasion, featuring the legend of St George and the Dragon and the year "2018". The coin comes in a...

 

Next stop for health campervan

A CAMPERVAN tour offering mental health and wellbeing support to young people across Leeds is preparing for its next stop. ‘Dougal’, online support service MindMate’s 1970s VW campervan, made its first stop at Kirkstall Festival on Saturday, and will...

 

Bernard Ingham: Maverick Trump shows us how to get tough with the EU

SO was the Devil confounded? Or is President Donald Trump owt for tuppence, a bag of egotistical wind and a load of brazen smarm? Where does his eventful visit to the UK leave us? Curiously, I think the Devil was generally confounded and Trump proved...

 

Smelly reeds in River Freshney to be cleared soon

A build-up of reeds in the River Freshney which is causing a "sickening" smell will soon be cleared. Residents on Fildes Street whose houses back onto the Freshney River have traced the source of an unpleasant smell to a pile of rotting...

 

GP Taylor: President Trump told the ugly truth about modern Britain

LAST week, it took an American pensioner with a very bad combover to point out to the world what a mess Britain really is in. We might not have liked what he had said, but it was the truth. In a few short sentences, he summed up the state of our...

 
Fears for missing teenage boy as police helicopter joins emergency crews searching reservoir

Fears for missing teenage boy as police helicopter joins emergency crews searching reservoir

Emergency crews rushed to a reservoir after reports that a teenage boy had gone missing. Police, fire and ambulance service staff headed to Glenburn Reservoir on the Gleniffer Braes in Paisley , Renfrewshire, after the alarm was raised around 5.35pm....

 


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