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Day: May 12, 2016

Statins glitch means thousands may have been incorrectly prescribed
ENGLISH, Life Style

Statins glitch means thousands may have been incorrectly prescribed

    Thousands of patients may have been wrongly put on statins, while others at high risk of heart attacks have been advised against the drugs in error, following a major NHS blunder. Medicines regulators have issued an alert to 2,500 GP practices, warning them that computer tools which assess patients’ risk of heart disease have been hit by glitches. The errors, in the system used by one in three practices, mean that patients with little risk of heart disease may have been needlessly prescribed the cholesterol-lowering drugs, while those in grave danger of heart attacks were not offered the medication. The Medicines and Healthcare Regulator Agency (MHRA) has launched an investigation into the failings affecting software which has been in use since 2009. Urging GPs not to use ...
Bank Warns Brexit Could Damage UK Growth
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Bank Warns Brexit Could Damage UK Growth

    The Bank of England has issued an unprecedented warning that the UK economy could endure “materially lower growth.. notably higher inflation” and “rises in unemployment” if Britain votes to leave the European Union next month. The report warns of sterling falling, "perhaps sharply" – code for falls of 20% - if there is a Leave vote. It blamed half of the existing 9% fall in the value of the pound since November on a referendum effect. The report also indicated that the referendum itself was already hitting growth – the forecast for the current quarter slashed from 0.5% to 0.3%, the lowest growth since the 2012 Eurozone crisis. The Bank has never before detailed the risks of a political event in this way, and this is its most extraordinary intervention in a political e...
More debris almost certainly from MH370
Australia, ENGLISH

More debris almost certainly from MH370

    Two pieces of debris found in South Africa and Mauritius "almost certainly" came from Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Australia said Thursday after an expert examination. The items were brought to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau's laboratories for testing, as authorities seek to work out what happened to the plane, which vanished en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014. It follows a wing part recovered last year from the Indian Ocean island of Reunion, which neighbours Mauritius, being confirmed as coming from the jet. Since then two more items found about 220 kilometres (140 miles) apart from each other in Mozambique in December 2015 and February 2016 have been examined. The ATSB in March said these were also "almost certainly" from the Boeing 777 ai...
India concern about Bangladesh terrorism activities
Asia, ENGLISH

India concern about Bangladesh terrorism activities

    Bangladesh and India will closely work together to counter violent extremism and terrorism, visiting Indian Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said today. The two countries will further strengthen their existing structure in the future in this regard, the Indian foreign secretary said while talking to the media at State Guest House Padma in Dhaka. Earlier, he held a bilateral meeting with his Bangladeshi counterpart Md Shahidul Haque. “I am also here to convey the government of India’s strong support to government of Bangladesh as it is battling terrorism and extremism,” Jaishankar said. This is an issue which is of a direct concern to as never and we are in touch and we will work bilaterally and closely together on the matter, he added. Bangladesh Foreign Secretary...
Sinkhole swallows car in London street
ENGLISH, London

Sinkhole swallows car in London street

    The Metropolitan Police were called to Woodland Terrace in Greenwich at around 3.23am on Thursday. Officers discovered a blue people carrier, which had been parked outside Benefice of Charlton St Thomas' Church, partially in the hole. A police spokesman said no one had been injured in the incident. He added: "Officers are on the scene and there is a cordon in place. The local authority has been called and there are other agencies on scene." A Royal Borough of Greenwich spokesman said the council was working with emergency services to secure the area. He added: "We are urgently investigating the matter and will update residents the moment we have more information." Cleo O'Kane, 25, who lives opposite where the sinkhole opened up, said police told her some residents might ha...