News archive from 19 May 2015, page 2

Funding doubled for drugs to help dying patients

Funding doubled for drugs to help dying patients

PATIENTS suffering from rare and end-of-life conditions will be given extra hope as funding for new medicines has been doubled to £80 million. The Scottish Government’s New Medicines Fund will have the extra cash this year to pay for rare or costly...

Scotsman, 00:16 in Health
 

JAMES DeGALE: Big fights turn me into Mr Angry... bring on Andre Dirrell! 

The outbursts are what let James DeGale's parents know when their son is ready. By that logic, they think the golden boy of the Beijing Olympics is just about grumpy enough to make history in Boston. That is where he will fight Andre Dirrell on...

Daily Mail, 00:15 in Sport
 
Stem cell injection could mend broken hearts

Stem cell injection could mend broken hearts

A PIONEERING stem-cell injection could help to repair the currently irreversible damage caused by a heart attack, researchers have said. Work has been done over the past ten years on so-called regenerative medicine, using stem cells isolated from the...

Scotsman, 00:16 in Health
 

Sunderland legend Kevin Phillips wants to help Black Cats snap out of their perennial relegation struggles...

Kevin Phillips wants to return to Sunderland as manager and says the club needs to make a long-term appointment to snap from their perennial relegation struggle. The former favourite admits he would be open to the idea of taking the reins at the club...

Daily Mail, 00:15 in Sport
 

Chelsea striker Diego Costa ruffled some West Brom feathers on return as snarling beast unloaded six weeks...

Witnessing Diego Costa snarl around the Hawthorns pitch in customary fashion, after his enforced hiatus, provided an insight to his mind these six weeks away. You can imagine his building sense of frustration at being forced to sit out matches through...

Daily Mail, 00:15 in Sport
 

How to get all the nutrients you need in one day's food (crisps and wine included) 

Many people take vitamin pills as 'insurance', but recently there's been evidence suggesting that in high doses at least, it could actually increase the risk of disease. So should you be taking vitamins? There are several nutrients that many of us...

Daily Mail, 00:15 in Health
 
Thomas Cook gives £1.5m of payout for dead children

Thomas Cook gives £1.5m of payout for dead children

HOLIDAY firm Thomas Cook has donated a £1.5 million payout it received following the deaths of two young children to Unicef and apologised to their parents "for all they have gone through". The company’s group chief executive Peter...

Scotsman, 00:18 in Hot News
 
Patient who survived killer nurse tells of ordeal

Patient who survived killer nurse tells of ordeal

A YOUNG woman who survived an attempt on her life by a nurse found guilty of murdering and poisoning his patients says she has been left "scarred for life" by the incident. Zubia Aslam, a bank clerk who lives in Glasgow, was among those...

Scotsman, 00:18 in Hot News
 
BT seeks speedier competition probe into EE acquisition

BT seeks speedier competition probe into EE acquisition

Combining BT's more than 10 million retail customers and EE's 24.5 million direct mobile subscribers, and BT's 38 percent share of the fixed-line market with EE's one-third share of the mobile market, the deal was always expected to be closely...

Reuters, 00:22 in Business
 

Eurovision former champ Cheryl Baker: I fell in love with Bucks Fizz bandmate Mike Nolan

Cheryl, 61, opened her heart and revealed her secret for the first time yesterday on BBC2 show Simon Mayo's Drivetime, shocking fans with the disclosure. She said the first time she set eyes on Mike, 60, she fell in love with him when she saw him in...

 

Simon Cowell insists he's still making X Factor decisions despite Louis Walsh axed rumours

Simon was interviewed by fellow Britain's Got Talent judge David Walliams for the latest issue of Radio Times and the Little Britain funnyman was keen to know everything about the constant X Factor rumours. Despite numerous sources saying that Louis...

 

Helena Bonham Carter among stars supporting Save the Children’s #CountdownToZero campaign

Helena, 48, has joined the likes of Dominic West, Kirstie Allsop and Sophie Ellis Bextor, to raise awareness of the 17,000 children who die every day from preventable causes like pneumonia and malaria. As part of the #CountdownToZero campaign stars...

 

Simon Cowell: Hearing Susan Boyle sing changed my life

The 55-year-old media mogul said 2009's Britain's Got Talent runner-up and best-known contestant Susan, 54, was such a revelation that he's no longer as quick to dismiss acts or people in his personal life as he once did. “It was a turning point for...

 
Aruna Shanbaug: India nurse whose rape changed euthanasia laws

Aruna Shanbaug: India nurse whose rape changed euthanasia laws

Aruna Shanbaug lay in a near vegetative state for 42 years in a cubicle in Mumbai's King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital, where she had worked as a nurse and where she was sexually assaulted in 1973. Columnist Bachi Karkaria pieces together her story....

BBC, 00:22 in World News
 
Wonga aims for reinvention in new payday lending ads

Wonga aims for reinvention in new payday lending ads

Short-term lender Wonga has swapped its controversial puppets for "hard-working dinner ladies and mums" as it bids to reinvent itself with new adverts. The lender, which recently announced a pre-tax loss of £37.3m in 2014, said the new ads...

BBC, 00:24 in Business
 


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