News archive from 21 May 2013, page 11

Should you be taking vitamin B to protect against Alzheimer's?

For as long as he can remember, John Hough has suffered from a poor memory. "I hated learning poems at school - after a few lines it had all gone,' says the 83-year-old retired electrical engineer from Banbury. His memory only worsened with age....

Daily Mail, 02:12 in Health
 

Do you think only men get heart disease? It kills more women than breast cancer

In her usual ten-minute walk to the Tube station, Rachel Boothroyd suddenly experienced crushing pains in her chest, throat and down her arms. "It felt as if an elephant was sitting on my chest,' says the lawyer. Rachel, then 37, had no reason to...

Daily Mail, 02:12 in Health
 

Jaundice: The horrifying story every new parent must read

At first glance, Vasili Kalisperas looks much like any other ten-month-old baby. He has chubby cheeks, thick dark hair and huge almond-shaped eyes.It's only when you look closely that you realise all is not as it should be. He doesn't respond to his...

Daily Mail, 02:12 in Health
 

That pre-holiday tan session to protect your

For more than a decade Jackie Marshall had visited a tanning salon to go on a sunbed before she went on holiday abroad. She thought these short visits, two or three times a year, would give her a "base tan' and help stop her pale Scottish skin...

Daily Mail, 02:12 in Health
 

The pill you can swallow to ease bowel trouble

A pill that shines a light into the gut is being used to treat bowel conditions. The swallowable tablet is being trialled in patients. It contains mini spotlights that are designed to illuminate and heal damaged and inflamed tissue as the pill passes...

Daily Mail, 02:12 in Health
 

How a diving chamber heals damage left by prostate cancer treatment

When Andrew Delf was told treatment for his prostate cancer had been successful, he felt an overwhelming sense of relief. The 47-year-old hospital porter had been diagnosed with the disease in 2010 and had undergone radiotherapy to treat an aggressive...

Daily Mail, 02:12 in Health
 

Me and my operation: Shoulder a bit stiff? You might need your bone shaved

THE PATIENT As a keen ballroom and Latin dancer who did martial arts for 20 years, I've always been incredibly active. Then two years ago, I woke up with my right shoulder in agony - I'd spent the previous day cutting back the overgrown garden in my...

Daily Mail, 02:12 in Health
 

Dollar index off three-year high, Asian shares ease

The market's focus is shifting to Bernanke's testimony to Congress on Wednesday after recent comments by Fed officials fuelled speculation the U.S. central bank may trim its bond purchases sooner than expected. "Markets remain jittery about the...

Reuters, 02:25 in Business
 
JPMorgan, under pressure, gives up vote information

JPMorgan, under pressure, gives up vote information

The bank's annual meeting is on Tuesday and by far the most controversial matter up for vote is whether Dimon should retain his chairman title. Last week, the company that collects votes from investors, Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc (BR.N),...

Reuters, 02:25 in Business
 

Dozens killed by 200mph tornado

A monstrous tornado as much as a mile wide has roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs, killing at least 37, flattening entire neighbourhoods with winds up to 200 mph and landing a direct blow on at least one school. An Oklahoma Medical Examiner's...

 

Bed sharing 'raises cot death risk'

Around 120 baby deaths could be prevented in the UK every year if parents stopped sharing beds with their children, research has suggested. A new study found that breastfed babies under the age of three months who sleep in their parents' beds face a...

 

The Doors founder dies aged 74

May 21 2013 Ray Manzarek, the keyboardist who was a founding member of The Doors, has died. He was 74. Publicist Heidi Robinson-Fitzgerald said Manzarek died on Monday at the RoMed Clinic in Rosenheim, Germany, surrounded by his family. He had been...

 

Dozens killed by 200mph tornado

May 21 2013 A monstrous tornado as much as a mile wide has roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs, killing at least 37, flattening entire neighbourhoods with winds up to 200 mph and landing a direct blow on at least one school. An Oklahoma Medical...

 
Jack’s still reading the Mail after 90 years!

Jack’s still reading the Mail after 90 years!

We all like our home comforts and while Jack Cooper was away on service during the Second World War it was his weekly copy of the Mail that brought him not only news but a sense of solace. Mr Cooper (96) is believed to be the longest continuous reader...

 

North Korea releases detained Chinese fishing boat, owner says

Other Chinese state media quoted the owner of the missing boat, Yu Xuejun, as saying North Korea was demanding 600,000 yuan ($97,600) for its safe return, along with its 16 crew. Yu told Chinese media the boat had been snatched on the evening of May 5...

 


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