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Daily dose of aspirin ‘not worth risk’ as study warns of bleeding side-effects

Aspirin should not be taken to prevent heart disease unless on doctors’ orders, scientists have warned after a major study found the drug “substantially” increases the risk of dangerous bleeds. A review of 164,225 people in their fifties, sixties and seventies found that regularly taking the inexpensive drug boosts the chances of major bleeding by more than 40 per cent. Aspirin has long been recommended for patients already known to suffer from heart conditions and those at high risk of stroke, ...
Tags: UK, Science, Britain, Open University, American Medical Association, Stephen Evans, London School of Hygiene Tropical Medicine, King 's College London, Helen Stokes Lampard, Sean Zheng, Royal College of GPs RCGP, Zheng Kevin McConway


Aspirin self-medicating boosts risk of dangerous bleeds, major study finds

Aspirin should not be taken to prevent heart disease unless on doctors’ orders, scientists have warned after a major study found the drug “substantially” increases the risk of dangerous bleeds. A review of 164,225 people in their fifties, sixties and seventies found that regularly taking the inexpensive drug boosts the chances of major bleeding by more than 40 per cent. Aspirin has long been recommended for patients already known to suffer from heart conditions and those at high risk of stroke, ...
Tags: UK, Science, Britain, Open University, American Medical Association, Stephen Evans, London School of Hygiene Tropical Medicine, King 's College London, Helen Stokes Lampard, Sean Zheng, Royal College of GPs RCGP, Zheng Kevin McConway


Brexit backer Dyson moves vacuum giant's HQ to Singapore

James Dyson, the billionaire Brexit supporter who revolutionized vacuum cleaners with his bagless technology, is moving his head office to Singapore from Britain to be closer to his company's fastest-growing markets. Dyson's company said the move to Singapore, where it will build its new electric car, was not driven by Britain's looming departure from the European Union or tax implications, with much of its product development remaining in south west England. The 71-year-old inventor has beco...
Tags: England, Science, Singapore, European Union, Britain, James Dyson, Dyson, Brexit


Farmers urged to loan rare cows for 'embryo ark' to protect Britain's dying breeds

Farmers have been urged to loan their rare breeds of cow to a conservation charity so they can grow embryos through IVF and create an ‘ark’ of endangered British cattle. The Rare Breeds Survival Trust has been building a genetic bank since the 1970s, but new technology is now also allowing them to store animal embryos, which could be implanted if a species becomes extinct. Now they are looking for farmers to loan breeds including Albion, Native Aberdeen Angus, Irish Moiled, Traditional Hereford ...
Tags: Science, Britain, Albion, Kew, WHITE PARK, Richard Broad, Aberdeen Angus, Wellcome Sanger Institute, Natural History Museum the Royal Botanic Gardens, Darwin Tree of Life Project, Gene Bank


British billionaire Dyson moves vacuum giant to Singapore

James Dyson, the billionaire Brexit supporter who revolutionized vacuum cleaners with his bagless technology, is moving his corporate office and tax registration to Singapore from Britain to be closer to his fastest growing markets. The company said the move from Britain was not driven by the looming departure from the European Union or any tax implications. It already manufacturers products in Asia and will build its new electric car in Singapore.
Tags: Asia, Science, Singapore, European Union, Britain, James Dyson, Dyson, Brexit


Lunar eclipse 2019: How to view the super blood wolf moon in the UK

The Moon has begun turning a deep red this morning as Britain experiences its last total lunar eclipse for 10 years. The Moon began to darken at 2.35am with full eclipse beginning at 4.40am. It will be free of the Earth’s shadow by 7.49am. It  is the last chance for UK observers to see a total lunar eclipse in its entirety until 2029. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes exactly between the Sun and the Moon creating a shadow which stops solar rays reaching the lunar surface. Specta...
Tags: Asia, UK, England, Science, Australia, California, Saudi Arabia, Earth, Britain, Moon, Jamaica, Togo, Saturn, Jupiter, Pacific Ocean, Columbus


Britain's only satellite-launching rocket to go on display after 48 years in the desert

Britain’s only rocket to successfully launch a satellite into orbit is to finally go on display 48 years after it crashed into the Australian desert. The Black Arrow was launched in 1971 from the Isle of Wight, delivering the Prospero satellite, but the programme was shut down soon after, with the money diverted to build Concorde. Now space technology firm Skyrora has brought the rocket home and is to display it in Penicuik, Midlothian where the company is based. The rocket casing came down in S...
Tags: UK, Science, Britain, Edinburgh, Daniel Smith, Sutherland, Prospero, Southern Australia, UK Space Agency, Ray Wheeler, Penicuik Midlothian, Penicuik, Skyrora, Graham Turnock, Black Arrow, The UK Space Agency


Lunar eclipse 2019: How to view today's super blood wolf moon in the UK

The Moon will turn red in the early hours of Monday morning as Britain experiences its last total lunar eclipse for 10 years. The Moon will start to darken at 2.35am with full eclipse beginning at 4.40am. It will be free of the Earth’s shadow by 7.49am. It  is the last chance for UK observers to see a total lunar eclipse in its entirety until 2029. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes exactly between the Sun and the Moon creating a shadow which stops solar rays reaching the lunar s...
Tags: Asia, UK, England, Science, Australia, California, Saudi Arabia, Earth, Britain, Moon, Jamaica, Togo, Saturn, Jupiter, Pacific Ocean, Columbus


Lunar eclipse 2019: How to view the super blood wolf moon in the UK

The Moon will turn red in the early hours of Monday morning as Britain experiences its last total lunar eclipse for 10 years. The Moon will start to darken at 2.35am with full eclipse beginning at 4.40am. It will be free of the Earth’s shadow by 7.49am. It  is the last chance for UK observers to see a total lunar eclipse in its entirety until 2029. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes exactly between the Sun and the Moon creating a shadow which stops solar rays reaching the lunar s...
Tags: Asia, UK, England, Science, Australia, California, Saudi Arabia, Earth, Britain, Moon, Jamaica, Togo, Saturn, Jupiter, Pacific Ocean, Columbus


Super blood wolf moon 2019: How to view Monday's total lunar eclipse in the UK

The moon's usual gleaming white hue will transform into a deep blood red on January 21 during the next total lunar eclipse - and the last total lunar eclipse Britain is expected to experience for 10 years. Most of North America, South America and areas of west and north Europe will be able to witness the space event occur later this month, while the remainder of Europe and Africa will see the end of the eclipse. From the science behind the blood moon to whether we'll be able to see it in...
Tags: Asia, Europe, UK, Science, Australia, California, Saudi Arabia, Africa, Earth, Britain, Moon, Jamaica, Togo, Saturn, Jupiter, Pacific Ocean


Some Alzheimer's sufferers never develop symptoms, study shows, and keeping active may be the secret

Alzheimer's disease does not need to bring memory loss or confusion if sufferers keep themselves fit and strong in later life, a new study suggests. Researchers followed 456 elderly people who were enrolled in a memory and ageing project until their deaths, and then looked at their brains to find out who was suffering from clinical dementia. Surprisingly many who had clear signs of Alzheimer’s disease in their brains had shown no symptoms before their death. Those who appeared protected agai...
Tags: UK, Science, Britain, Kenneth Rockwood, Nova Scotia Health Authority, Dalhousie University Canada, Carol Routledge


Hitachi debacle strengthens Franco-Chinese hand in UK nuclear

Hitachi's decision to freeze its $28 billion nuclear power project in Britain strengthens the hand of France's EDF and its Chinese partner in talks with the government on how to finance new reactors. Funding new nuclear plants has become critical as Hitachi became the second Japanese firm to say its British nuclear power project had hit the buffers over financing. The two projects would have covered about 13 percent of Britain's power needs.
Tags: UK, Science, France, Britain, EDF, Hitachi


‘Blood Moon’ lunar eclipse next week will be the last in Britain for 10 years

The Moon will turn red next week as Britain experiences its last total lunar eclipse for 10 years. The eclipse will happen in the early morning of Monday January 21 when the Moon start to darken at 2.35am with full eclipse beginning at 4.40am. It will be free of the Earth’s shadow by 7.49am. It  is the last chance for UK observers to see a total lunar eclipse in its entirety until 2029. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes exactly between the Sun and the Moon creating a shadow whic...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Earth, Britain, Moon, Sun, Visual China Group


Hitachi halts UK nuclear project as energy supply crunch looms

LONDON/TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Hitachi Ltd put a $28 billion nuclear power project in Britain on hold on Thursday, dealing a blow to the country's plans for the replacement of aging plants. Hitachi's UK unit Horizon Nuclear Power failed to find private investors for its plan to build a plant at Wylfa in Anglesey, Wales, which was expected to provide about 6 percent of Britain's electricity. "We've made the decision to freeze the project from the economic standpoint as a private company," H...
Tags: UK, Science, London, Britain, Hitachi, Anglesey Wales, Wylfa, Hitachi Ltd, Horizon Nuclear Power, Tokyo Reuters Japan


Hitachi freezes UK nuclear project as energy supply crunch looms

LONDON/TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Hitachi Ltd decided on Thursday to freeze a 3 trillion yen ($28 billion) nuclear power project in Britain, dealing a blow to UK plans for the replacement of aging plants. Hitachi's UK unit Horizon Nuclear Power failed to find private investors for its plan to build a plant in Anglesey, Wales, which was expected to provide about 6 percent of Britain's electricity. "We've made the decision to freeze the project from the economic standpoint as a private company,...
Tags: UK, Science, London, Britain, Hitachi, Anglesey Wales, Hitachi Ltd, Horizon Nuclear Power, Tokyo Reuters Japan


Japan's Hitachi freezes British nuclear project

Hitachi said Thursday it would freeze construction of its stalled nuclear power station in Wales due to problems financing the project, a blow to Britain's nuclear strategy and a costly decision for the Japanese firm. The company said in a statement the decision was made "from the viewpoint of Hitachi's economic rationality as a private enterprise". Shelving the project at the Wylfa Newydd plant on Anglesey, a small island off the Welsh coast, will cost the Japanese firm 300 billion yen ($2.8 ...
Tags: Japan, Science, Wales, Britain, Hitachi, Anglesey, Wylfa Newydd


Scientists reveal 'ideal diet' for peoples' and planet's health

Scientists have unveiled what they say is an ideal diet for the health of the planet and its people - including a doubling of consumption of nuts, fruits, vegetables and legumes, and a halving of meat and sugar intake. If the world followed the "Planetary Health" diet, the researchers said, more than 11 million premature deaths could be prevented each year, while greenhouse gas emissions would be cut and more land, water and biodiversity would be preserved. "The food we eat and how we produce ...
Tags: Science, Britain, University of London, Tim Lang


60 percent of coffee varieties face 'extinction risk'

Three in five species of wild coffee are at risk of extinction as a deadly mix of climate change, disease and deforestation puts the future of the world's favourite beverage in jeopardy, new research warned Wednesday. Scientists at Britain's Kew Royal Botanic Gardens used the latest computer modelling techniques and on-the-ground research to predict how the 124 coffee varieties listed as endangered might fare as the planet continues to warm and ecosystems are decimated. Some 75 coffee species ...
Tags: Science, Britain, Kew Royal Botanic Gardens


British Kids From the 1960s Had Some Really Dark Predictions for the Future

Some of the most interesting predictions for the future don’t come from expert futurists or well-financed think tanks, they come from average kids. Today, we have video from the 1960s that features kids talking about their own vision for tomorrow. And it’s depressing as hell.Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, War, Bbc, Britain, Automation, Nuclear War, Predictions, Brexit, 1960s, Nukes


European nations weigh impact of Brexit on drug supplies

FRANKFURT/DUBLIN (Reuters) - Germany's drug safety regulator has concluded that Brexit will not put its patients at risk of losing access to essential drugs, while Ireland has drawn up a list of 24 medicines whose supply would be most vulnerable if Britain fails to conclude a divorce deal. Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said a working group of health officials meeting weekly for the last two years had drawn up the watch list, but advised against stockpiling. "It is a really important messag...
Tags: Science, Britain, Ireland, Leo Varadkar, Brexit, Reuters Germany, Simon Harris, Frankfurt Dublin


DNA test costing £150 could tell if you have the genes for a long life

A new DNA test could predict whether a person has the genes for a long life. Scientists at the University of Edinburgh were able to identify the 10 per cent of the population who could expect to live five years’ longer than the those scoring in the bottom 10 per cent. Researchers said saliva tests could become available for as little as £150, for those who wanted to know their genetic life chances. The study looked at genetic data from more than half a million people alongside records of their p...
Tags: Science, Britain, NHS, Simon Stevens, University of Edinburgh, UK Medical Research Council, University of Edinburgh 's Usher Institute, Axa Research Fund, Peter Joshi, Paul Timmers


Britain pledges legislation in 2019 to combat deadly air pollution

Britain on Monday pledged to fight air pollution and introduce new legislation this year on air quality to save lives and billions of pounds for the economy. The government said Britain would become the first major economy to adopt air quality goals based on World Health Organization recommendations regarding people's exposure to particulate matter. "Air pollution continues to shorten lives, harm our children and reduce quality of life.
Tags: Science, Britain, World Health Organization


Britain's Failing Nuclear Plan Poses Huge Question for Power

“If we don’t take these long-term decisions now, we will be committing a serious dereliction of our duty to the future of the country,” the then prime minister said in a speech at Confederation of British Industry’s annual dinner. Almost 13 years later, just one plant is under construction -- the Hinkley Point project being built by France’s state power company in southwest England. Reports on Friday said Japan’s Hitachi Ltd. has decided to halt work on the Wylfa project in North Wales.
Tags: Japan, England, Science, France, Britain, Hinkley Point, Confederation of British Industry, Hitachi Ltd


Duke of Cambridge 'deeply saddened' by death of British cancer expert who died after yellow fever vaccination

The sudden death of a British cancer expert was met with shock and sadness by the Duke of Cambridge and colleagues who said that he had inspired a generation of scientists and doctors. Professor Martin Gore, 67, suffered total organ failure on Thursday morning following a vaccination against yellow fever. Prof Gore an oncologist who had worked at London’s Royal Marsden Hospital for more than 35 years,  was known internationally for his work on skin, ovarian and renal cancers and had pioneered wo...
Tags: UK, Science, London, Britain, NHS, Cambridge, Royal Family, Duke, Duke Of Cambridge, Gore, South Pole, Martin, Francis Crick Institute, Martin Gore, James Larkin, Marsden


Weekly Roundup, Friday 11 January 2019

Bet you don’t know what this is, where it is, and what it does (did)? See final item. Good morning It has been an exciting week, with our “next generation” daily news curation service taking shape behind the scenes.  Part of this is a new and more active Twitter feed. If you’re on Twitter, please do follow our new Twitter account, @TheTvlInsider.  If you were following our earlier Twitter account, feel free to unfollow that one, and please now follow our new @TheTvlInsider account. The new Twit...
Tags: Travel, Twitter, UK, Science, London, Trains, Disney, Siri, Tech, Aer Lingus, Karen, David, Atlantic, Britain, Heathrow, Gatwick


Hormone replacement tablets raise risk of deadly blood clots for menopausal women, study shows

Older menopausal women taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) should be offered patches before pills, experts have said, after a study showed oral drugs raised the risk of a deadly blood clot. Although previous research has shown a link between HRT and clots it was unknown if it applied to all types of medication. Now a major study by the University of Nottingham which looked at the medical records of nearly 500,000 women in Britain has shown that the risk only applies to those taking tablets....
Tags: UK, Science, Britain, NHS, Imperial College London, HRT, University of Nottingham, Helen Stokes Lampard Chair of the RCGP, Yana Vinogradova, University 's School of Medicine, Channa Jayasena


Rare Stonehenge-Like Monument in Scotland Has Single 'Recumbent' Stone

A Neolithic circle of standing stones was recently "discovered" by archaeologists in Scotland. But it turns out, local farmers have known about it for generations. The ancient monumental structure -- thought to be between 3,500 and 4,500 years old -- consists of 10 stones, each about 3 feet (1 meter) high, standing in a circle about 25 feet (7.7 m) across. The stone circle is located in a remote patch of farmland near the village of Alford, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) west of Aberdeen. [See...
Tags: Europe, Science, Scotland, Saudi Arabia, Aberdeen, Britain, Ireland, Aberdeenshire, Alford, Aberdeenshire Council, Ackerman, Neil Ackerman, Fiona Bain


Testicular cancer: seven statistics that you need to know

Chris Hughes, the Love Island contestant who late last year was commended for helping raise awareness for testicular cancer with a check on live TV, has revealed that his brother has been diagnosed with the disease.  A day after seeing Hughes on the programme, brother Ben performed a self-examination, something a recent study by cancer charity Orchid revealed 68 pc of British men still don't know how to do.  "Men don't know what's normal and what's abnormal, they don't know w...
Tags: UK, Science, Britain, Cancer Research UK, Chris Hughes, Chris, Ben, Hughes, Movember Foundation, Love Island


Departures Halted at Heathrow Airport in London After Drone Sighting [Updated]

Departures at Heathrow airport in London, the busiest airport in Britain, were stopped over reports of a drone flying nearby, in a bizarre case that echoes disturbances at London’s Gatwick airport last month.Read more...
Tags: Science, London, Britain, Drones, Heathrow, Gatwick, Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport, Our Garbage Drones


Chinese scientist criticized for risking 'gene-edited' babies' lives

Robin Lovell-Badge, organizer of the November 2018 event where China's He Jiankui made his controversial presentation, described him as a rich man with a "huge ego" who "wanted to do something he thinks will change the world". In videos posted online and at the conference, He said he believed his gene editing would help protect the girls from infection with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Lovell-Badge, a professor and gene expert at Britain's Francis Crick Institute who led the organizing com...
Tags: Science, China, Britain, Francis Crick Institute, He Jiankui, Robin Lovell Badge



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