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Technical experts were trying to discover the cause of an engine problem on an Ethiopian Airlines jet stranded in Dublin after being forced to turn back over the Atlantic on Friday. The crew of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner returned to the Irish capital after the plane’s left engine signalled a fault following a scheduled stopover en route from Addis Ababa to Washington. In a statement, Ethiopian Airlines praised the crew and apologised to passengers, who were later picked up in a second jet sent to Dublin to allow them to complete their journey.
Posted on 24 October 2015 | 9:55 am
Convicted mass killer James Holmes, who is serving multiple life sentences for gunning down a dozen people at a movie theater in 2012, was assaulted by another inmate at a high-security Colorado prison, a corrections official said on Friday. Holmes was not injured when he was attacked by 27-year-old Mark C. Daniels at the Colorado State Penitentiary in Canon City, said Adrienne Jacobson, spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Corrections. Daniels lunged at Holmes and “took some swings” at him as the two prisoners were being escorted by guards down a hallway inside the lockup on Oct. 8, she said.
Posted on 24 October 2015 | 6:06 am
Local doctors told Aida Abdulla her chest pain was an infection, arthritis or muscle strain. Now she is preparing for surgery at the Khartoum Breast Care Centre (KBCC), the only specialised hospital in Sudan, a country of more than 30 million. Everyone was worried because we have never seen this illness before," said the 49-year-old, dressed in purple and orange robes in a spotless clinic at the KBCC.
Posted on 24 October 2015 | 3:20 am
(Reuters) – Nutritional products retailer GNC Holding Inc on Friday said a lawsuit by Oregon’s attorney general that alleged it sold products containing two illegal synthetic drugs was “without merit” and said it filed a motion to move the case to federal court. The lawsuit, filed by Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum on Thursday, alleged GNC sold products containing either stimulants picamilon or BMPEA (beta-methylphenylethylamine). GNC said in a statement that the products it sells are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and said its vendors “certify that they are in full compliance” with the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.
Posted on 24 October 2015 | 1:34 am
Posted on 23 October 2015 | 10:46 pm
Access to so-called palliative care is greatest in the New England, Pacific and mid-Atlantic regions of the U.S., researchers report in the Journal of Palliative Medicine. Far fewer hospitals have palliative care programs in the Southern states. People who live near larger hospitals are also more likely to have access to palliative care – it’s offered in 90 percent of hospitals with at least 300 beds but just 56 percent of hospitals with fewer beds.
Posted on 23 October 2015 | 10:40 pm
I was privileged to attend a recent continuing education conference about estrogen replacement at menopause, held at the Yale School of Medicine, organized by my friend and colleague, Dr. Phil Sarrel. Highlights for me included both Dr. Sarrel's important insights, and a very poignant, personal story told by Michelle King Robson, founder of…
Posted on 23 October 2015 | 10:27 pm
Paul Ryan revealed a bold to-do list when he agreed to run for speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, but to carry it out he will need a level of compromise and cohesion that has been sorely lacking on Capitol Hill for a long time. If all goes as expected next week, the Wisconsin lawmaker and 2012 Republican vice-presidential nominee will replace John Boehner as House speaker. Ryan is known among Republicans as a policy expert.
Posted on 23 October 2015 | 10:11 pm
By Hooyeon Kim SEOUL (Reuters) – Looks no longer center only on the face in beauty-obsessed South Korea, where more women are hitting the gym to improve muscle tone and physical health. As the ideal of beauty evolves in a country that is a trendsetter in cosmetics and the pursuit of plastic surgery, women's fitness has become a growth business, say purveyors of health products, from diet supplements to dumb-bells. Now they exercise," said celebrity trainer Ray Yang, who leads a workout session during the Body Show, a weekly television event targeted at women that is now in its second season.
Posted on 23 October 2015 | 10:05 pm
Study shows that the benefit of even small reductions in calories Include lower blood pressure, cholesterol. A new study holds out hope that cutting our calories even by a little bit can help keep us healthier and extend our lives.The National Institutes of Health study published in the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, reports that…
Posted on 23 October 2015 | 9:44 pm
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Vet charity PDSA highlights statistics indicating more than five million cats, dogs and rabbits in the UK are overweight as it launches slimming contest
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 2:30 am
New research finds patients looked after by nurses coping with more than 10 patients have death rates 20 per cent higher than those with a caseload of six
Posted on 9 February 2016 | 11:30 pm
On the eve of a second strike by junior doctors, new polling shows a sharp rise in the number of people who strongly oppose industrial action, though most support it
Posted on 9 February 2016 | 6:00 pm
Telegraph View: The latest guidelines that all tanning must be avoided is the latest overzealous health advice to undermine the credibility of its authors
Posted on 9 February 2016 | 6:25 am
The mixed-race student from London thanks campaigners who launched ‘needle in a haystack’ global hunt for life-saving donor
Posted on 9 February 2016 | 12:02 am
The majority of type 1 diabetics still have a large reserve of dormant insulin cells and it might be possible to switch them back on
Posted on 8 February 2016 | 10:00 pm
Dr Adam Osborne admitted engaging in an ‘inappropriate’ emotional and sexual relationship with one of his patients
Posted on 8 February 2016 | 7:00 pm
Research has found that psychedelic drugs can improve levels of optimism and openness – while a separate study has found they may help prevent domestic violence
Posted on 8 February 2016 | 5:06 pm
Prevalence of brain diseases like Alzheimer’s has collapsed by more than 22pc in 20 years, possibly due to healthier lifestyles and better education
Posted on 7 February 2016 | 12:39 pm
Jamie Oliver indicates he will campaign to kick Tories from office if they fail over childhood obesity
TV chef and healthy eating campaigner says ministers should be put ‘out of power as soon as possible’ if they fall short on plans
Posted on 7 February 2016 | 12:15 pm
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Junior doctors in England walk out for a second time in a row over pay and conditions, forcing the cancellation of nearly 3,000 operations.
Posted on 10 February 2016 | 8:00 am
There is no safe or healthy way to get a tan from sunlight, new guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) warns.
Posted on 9 February 2016 | 9:33 am
The practice of sending mentally ill adults in England long distances for care is unacceptable and must end, an independent report says.
Posted on 9 February 2016 | 9:17 am
Biologists discover how bacteria sense light and move towards it: the entire single-cell organism focuses light like a tiny eyeball.
Posted on 9 February 2016 | 5:59 am
Mutant sperm-factories spread in men’s testicles as they age to increase the risk of children with genetic diseases, researchers have shown.
Posted on 9 February 2016 | 12:46 am
Exposure to short flashes of light at night could help travellers adjust to new time zones and avoid jet lag, according to scientists.
Posted on 9 February 2016 | 12:45 am
The biggest-ever rise in public dissatisfaction with the NHS was recorded last year, according to a long-running survey.
Posted on 9 February 2016 | 12:42 am
Packets of St John’s Wort tablets are being recalled in the UK as a safety precaution after six batches were found to be contaminated with a toxin.
Posted on 8 February 2016 | 11:32 am
The Silent Partner claims to have come up with a solution for those sleeping with someone who snores.
Posted on 8 February 2016 | 8:17 am
Head teachers issue a warning over their struggle to deal with children’s mental health problems at primary schools in England.
Posted on 8 February 2016 | 3:03 am