Wednesday, January 23, 2019
*New US NHS drive to highlight personal responsibility for health Every smoker will be offered help to quit when they go into hospital under a new NHS money-saving crackdown that has sharply divided supporters and critics.Problem drinkers and smokers will...
Carl Grove, a 90-year-old American cyclist, has been stripped of his age-group title and world record from the US Masters Track Championships after failing a doping test. The US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) issued a public warning Friday to Grove for...
Democrats on Thursday officially launched their pushback against a December federal court decision that declared the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional.A group of 17 Democratic state attorneys general formally appealed the Dec. 14 decision in Texas v. U.S. issued by...
A world first diagnostic saliva test for malaria is on the horizon. The saliva-based diagnostic tool, to be marketed by ERADA as a Saliva-based Malaria Asymptomatic and Asexual Rapid Test (SMAART) for subclinical infection, is set to transform malaria...
An increase in the abuse of high strength prescription medication is thought to have led to at least five deaths in the Belfast area alone over the Christmas period. The victims, aged from late teens to late 20s, all died...
The Sambian people of Papua New Guinea practice one of the most bizarre cultures known to westernisation.A cultural anthropologist, Gilbert Herdt, has described their ritual act of initiation as “ritualised homosexuality.” Once they turn seven or nine, they are taken...
New York City now offers a gender-neutral option on birth certificates for residents who don't identify as male or female. It's called "X."As of this week, adults over 18 can alter their birth certificates to "X" so long as...
Lucas Barron will make history on Sunday when he lines up on the Dakar 2019 starting line in Peru, becoming the first person with Down Syndrome to take part in the gruelling race. The 25-year-old, who will be co-pilot for...
A man who had been on Police ‘Wanted List’ for 28 years was caught after one of his relations committed a crime and underwent DNA testing. The DNA test results yielded a match, leading to the fleeing criminal’s arrest. Gao Chengyong, 53,...
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said there were a total of 591 Ebola cases, 543 of which are confirmed, and 357 deaths, 309 of which are confirmed, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).It said some aspects...