News archive from 20 May 2014, page 6

ASK THE DOCTOR: What can I do to shake off this endless cough?

At the beginning of December, my daughter developed a really bad cough, with vomiting and breathlessness. Ten days later, I developed the same symptoms. Over the next two months we deteriorated and, after four courses of antibiotics, a blood test...

Daily Mail, 02:02 in Health
 

How a good golf grip can cut blood pressure: Handgrip exercises can reduce readings by as much as 10 per cent

Simple hand exercises could help reduce high blood pressure. That's the surprising finding from a major review of more than 1,000 scientific studies by U.S. researchers. They found that regular isometric handgrip exercises such as those used by...

Daily Mail, 02:02 in Health
 

Yes! a Bloody Mary DOES count as one of your five-a-day: After Mail columnist Richard Littlejohn posed this...

A glass of pure fruit juice is an easy way to get one of your five a day. The problem is that we're overdoing it, say experts. 'Everyone drinks a lot more juice than in the past because it's come down in price and is pushed as a healthy alternative...

Daily Mail, 02:02 in Health
 

Tear-jerking treatment could relieve dry eyes: Device that stimulates tears being tested

A device that stimulates tears could transform the treatment of dry eyes. The tiny device, injected close to the tear gland above the eye, is being tested in a clinical trial. Initial animal studies suggest it can increase the production of tears...

Daily Mail, 02:02 in Health
 

ME AND MY OPERATION: Tiny cushion in your knee that helps you avoid drastic surgery

A new cartilage patch means patients with arthritis can avoid a total knee replacement. John Cronin, 65, an airline sales agent from East Preston, West Sussex, had the operation, as he tells CAROL DAVIS. THE PATIENTBecause we live close to beautiful...

Daily Mail, 02:02 in Health
 
E-fit: Man indecently exposes himself to a Doncaster schoolgirl

E-fit: Man indecently exposes himself to a Doncaster schoolgirl

Police are appealing for information after a man indecently exposed himself to a schoolgirl in Doncaster. An E-fit image has been produced of the suspect, who allegedly exposed himself to the 14-year-old girl as she was walking over a railway crossing...

 
D-Wave: Is $15m machine a glimpse of future computing?

D-Wave: Is $15m machine a glimpse of future computing?

A Canadian firm has courted controversy with its claim to have built a practical quantum computer, a feat thought to be decades away. Now, independent teams are trying to understand how the machine works and whether it really can tap the strange world...

 
Warm tribute to tragic teen

Warm tribute to tragic teen

FAMILY, friends and former teammates of a tragic teenage footballer from South Tyneside came together to pay an emotional tribute to a young man with a "heart of gold". Aaron Todd, of Kirkstone Avenue, Jarrow, died at the age of just 18 from...

 
Sun-soaked horse trials wow crowds

Sun-soaked horse trials wow crowds

Equestrian enthusiasts from across the country flocked to Chatsworth over the weekend for the annual International Horse Trials. The three-day event, which attracted thousands of people, boasted dressage competitions, show jumping and cross country....

 

UK's financial ombudsman settled record number of disputes last year

"It has been an unprecedented 12 months for the ombudsman by anyone's standards," Chief Ombudsman Tony Boorman said. Banks have set aside more than 20 billion pounds to compensate customers wrongly sold PPI policies, which were meant to...

Reuters, 02:41 in Business
 

U.S. appeals court rejects BP bid to undo ruling in oil spill case

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in March voted 2-1 to authorise payments on so-called business economic loss claims, and said an injunction preventing payments should be lifted. BP asked the entire 5th Circuit to rehear the case. However, the...

Reuters, 02:41 in Business
 
Survey suggests support for fracking in UK falls below 50%

Survey suggests support for fracking in UK falls below 50%

The number of people in favour of fracking for shale gas in the UK has fallen below 50%, a new poll suggests. Just 49.8% were in favour of shale gas extraction when researchers from the University of Nottingham asked 3,657 people earlier this month....

BBC, 03:03 in Business
 
Chapel-en-le-Frith hospice celebrates art

Chapel-en-le-Frith hospice celebrates art

Blythe House Hospice, in Chapel-en-le-Frith, held a Celebrate Arts for Well-being day on Friday. To mark the event, High Peak Community Arts’ Project eARTh unveiled a handmade paper illuminated globe in the quiet room at the Eccles Fold hospice. There...

 

Troops Take Charge On Bangkok Streets

Armed troops and military vehicles have been deployed in central Bangkok after the army declared martial law in Thailand. Soldiers have been seen in the city's retail and hotel district, and also at television stations in the capital. The army has...

 

NSA data-gathering may run into California roadblock

The bill, which passed the state Senate with just one opposing vote on Monday, was introduced in the wake of information leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden showing massive internal surveillance of U.S. citizens by the...

 


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