News archive from 26 February 2013, page 16

37% need painkillers to go to work

Almost two in five painkiller users need medication just so they can go to work, a healthcare charity has said. Nuffield Health warned that long-term use of potentially addictive drugs is "commonplace" after it found that 37% of people who...

Food giants not acting ethically, say Oxfam

Food giants not acting ethically, say Oxfam

The world's largest food companies are failing to meet ethical standards, a report from Oxfam suggests. It compiled a scorecard which rated the 10 biggest brands on seven social and environmental factors. These ranged from transparency of their supply...

BBC, 02:39 in Business

Ringing in your ear? It could be a sign you're just moments from going deaf

The day that changed model and actress Jessica-Jane Clement's life started ordinarily enough. The Real Hustle and I'm A Celebrity star - who has been voted one of the world's most desirable women - was at home in London with her then boyfriend. Aged...

Daily Mail, 02:41 in Health

Cold showers to kill off winter bugs and icy jabs to tackle prostate cancer: Why feeling chilly can be GOOD...

The winter blasts are far from gone, but don't despair - research shows that icy temperatures can actually help keep you healthy

Daily Mail, 02:41 in Health

How to get thighs like Felicity Kendal: Secrets of an A-list body

She's best remembered for her role in The Good Life, and Felicity's legs have remained as svelte as they were in the Seventies comedy. Pictured on holiday this month, the 66-year-old displayed the thighs of a woman half her age.

Daily Mail, 02:41 in Health

Italy facing political gridlock

Feb 26 2013 Italy is facing political paralysis as near-complete election results raise the possibility of no clear winner and a hung parliament. The uncertainty bodes ill for the nation's efforts to pass the tough reforms it needs to snuff out its...


The liver operation that gives breast cancer patients a new lease of life

Three years ago, doctors told Susan Welch she might have just three months to live. The 55-year-old, a keen sportswoman, had been diagnosed with breast cancer three years earlier and tests showed it had spread to her liver. Traditionally, treatment...

Daily Mail, 02:41 in Health

Unacceptable! There is no place for sectarian singing at Rangers, says McCoist

Ally McCoist has told Rangers fans to cut out the sectarian singing or risk dragging the club back to the bad old days.Supporters of the Ibrox outfit were caught on camera singing sectarian anthems, amid other unacceptable songs, during Saturday's...

Daily Mail, 02:41 in Sport

Still will leave League Two Daggers for non-league Luton to replace Buckle

John Still is expected to leave Dagenham and Redbridge to take over at Luton Town.By doing so he will drop from League Two in to the Blue Square Bet Premier, to replace Paul Buckle. The 62-year-old will become the fifth manager at he club in the past...

Daily Mail, 02:41 in Sport

Bradford hoping for speedy return to Wembley as focus turns to promotion tilt

Bradford City are targeting a return to Wembley at the earliest opportunity, with a place in the League Two play-off final top of the agenda after the humbling by Swansea. Manager Phil Parkinson is ready to open talks over a new contract at Valley...

Daily Mail, 02:41 in Sport

Everton facing crunch fortnight that could define their season, says Moyes

David Moyes has launched an impassioned defence of Everton's season as he insisted the next fortnight could transform the club's future.Everton have been one of the most consistent teams in the country since August but they go into Tuesday's FA Cup...

Daily Mail, 02:41 in Sport

Oldham's own 'Big Dunc' primed to deliver Cup shock at Goodison Park

Oldham are ready to pick up the giantkilling baton on behalf of the lower leagues after warning Everton to brace themselves for a modern-day Duncan Ferguson at Goodison Park tonight.Teams from the top flight might have thought they were safe from...

Daily Mail, 02:41 in Sport

Giggs happy to give Ferguson selection headache with Madrid firmly in his sights

Ryan Giggs made the 999th appearance of his career at QPR on Saturday and marked the occasion with his second Premier League goal of the campaign.It sealed a win that cemented the Red Devils' 12-point lead at the Premier League summit with just 11...

Daily Mail, 02:41 in Sport

How a big hug can cure chronic hiccups

Hiccups are often regarded with wry amusement. But for some they become anything but a joke - as retired teacher Ben Lamberton discovered when he recently suffered a ten-day bout of hiccups, where he hiccupped every 15 seconds day and night. "One...

Daily Mail, 02:50 in Health

The drug that's harmed more children than Thalidomide

Loving mother Karen Buck knows every cuddle with her 14-year-old daughter Bridget could be the last. In a few weeks, the frail dark-haired teenager is expected to die and her family have signed an instruction that she must not be resuscitated. If that...

Daily Mail, 02:50 in Health

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