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NI health system ‘at point of collapse’ say surgeons

Northern Ireland’s healthcare system is “at the point of collapse” the Royal College of Surgeons has claimed after waiting times reached an all-time high. More than 300,000 people are waiting to see a consultant, according to figures from the Department of Health. Mark Jones from the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) described the figures as “distressing” and “unacceptable”. “Patients in the ... Read More »

Don’t seize rape complainants’ mobiles, say police bosses

 The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners’ Julia Mulligan, who was herself raped as a teenager, has strongly criticised the new consent form. Photograph: Ian Hinchliffe/Rex/Shutterstock Britain’s police commissioners are calling on the Crown Prosecution Service to withdraw a controversial new form issued to rape complainants telling them to hand over their mobile phones or risk seeing their case discontinued. The Association of Police and ... Read More »

Heart failure causes and symptoms, experts say even moderate drinking could be fatal

Alcohol is bad for our health and we don’t need a doctor to tell us that. However, how much alcohol is ok has always been debatable. There have been many studies conducted on the consumption of alcohol and its impact on our bodies, but there has never been a conclusive figure or amount that we could agree on. But in the interest ... Read More »

Ayurveda tips for complete health, experts say these 10 help build immunity

Ayurveda seems to have taken a back-seat in the hustle bustle of modern life, with material comforts becoming the norm while we ignore the various gifts that nature has to offer to us on an everyday basis. Instead of being in harmony with nature, we have adopted artificial practices that disturb the equilibrium of mind and body. We can’t sleep, ... Read More »

Cannabis oil could help treat eczema and psoriasis, scientists say

It is estimated that around 60% of UK citizens have some sort of skin conditionand, for many, finding a cure can be hard work. However, a new treatment could be on the horizon for people who suffer with eczema or psoriasis, after new research shows cannabis to have a positive effect on their symptoms. A dermatologist explains how stress can affect your skin Scientists believe that ... Read More »

Popular Robots Are Dangerously Easy to Hack, Researchers Say

Some of the most popular industrial and consumer robots are dangerously easy to hack and could be turned into bugging devices or weapons, IOActive said. The Seattle-based cyber-security firm found major security flaws in industrial models sold by Universal Robots, a division of US technology company Teradyne. It also cited issues with consumer robots Pepper and NAO, which are manufactured by Japan’s Softbank Group, and the Alpha ... Read More »

Apple Should Address Youth iPhone Addiction, Say Two Large Investors

Apple shareholders Jana Partners and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System are urging the smartphone maker to take steps to address what they say is a growing problem of young people getting addicted to Apple’s iPhones, Jana partner Charles Penner said. Jana, a leading activist shareholder, and CalSTRS, one of the nation’s largest public pension plans, delivered a letter to Apple on ... Read More »

Grandparents risk harming health of grandchildren by giving too many treats, say health experts

Grandparents may be raising their grandchildren’s cancer risk by giving too many sugary treats Grandparents are inadvertently exposing their grandchildren to cancer by giving them too many treats and allowing them to loaf around, public health experts have warned. A review of 56 studies found grandparents are killing youngsters with kindness, by overfeeding them with snacks and sweets, which sets ... Read More »

Adobe Flash will die by 2020, Adobe and browser makers say

Adobe Flash, one of the most controversial elements of the web, will be phased out by 2020, Adobe said Tuesday. Browser makers, including Microsoft and Google, simultaneously announced plans for a gradual phaseout over the next few years. Adobe said that enough progress had been made within open web standards like HTML5 that it was time to phase out Flash. “Adobe and ... Read More »

Health care reform bill is ‘problematic,’ both GOP and Democratic governors say

A bipartisan group of governors are criticizing the Republican health care bill currently being crafted in Congress, arguing the legislation fails to protect the vulnerable and shifts the financial burden of coverage to the states. In a pointed letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, the Republican and Democratic governors called on senators to engage ... Read More »