US stock plunge sparks global sell-off

US stock plunge sparks global sell-off

Image copyright Getty Images US stocks suffered their worst falls in more than six years on Monday in a sell-off sparked by concerns of higher interest rates. The Dow Jones Industrial Average index tumbled 1,175 points, or 4.6% to close down at 24,345.75. The White House moved to reassure investors saying it was focused on […]

John Mahoney: British-born Frasier actor dies aged 77

John Mahoney: British-born Frasier actor dies aged 77

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mahoney (pictured second from right) with his co-stars in Frasier The British-born actor John Mahoney, who played Martin Crane in the US sitcom Frasier, has died aged 77. He died on Sunday while in hospice care in Chicago. Mahoney enjoyed a distinguished career in theatre, winning a Tony award, […]

Trump calls Democrats ‘treasonous’ and ‘un-American’

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Democratic memo to be released, US House committee says

Democratic memo to be released, US House committee says

Image copyright EPA Image caption Adam Schiff, who wrote the second memo, said Republicans had no choice but to release it A congressional panel has voted unanimously to release a Democratic rebuttal to a Republican memo alleging bias against President Donald Trump. The Republican president has five days to decide whether to declassify the 10-page […]

A Massachusetts dog’s quest for a pancake ends in flames

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E-cigarettes ‘should be on prescription’

E-cigarettes ‘should be on prescription’

Image copyright Science Photo Library E-cigarettes should be available on prescription, according to Public Health England (PHE). The agency wants them to be prescribed on the NHS within the next few years because of how successful they have been in helping people give up smoking. An independent review of the latest evidence, published by PHE, […]

HPV vaccine offered to men who have sex with men in England

HPV vaccine offered to men who have sex with men in England

Image copyright Science Photo Library Men who have sex with men are to be offered the (human papilloma virus) HPV vaccination in England. The programme for men aged 45 or younger will start from April 2018, to protect them from some cancers caused by HPV as well as genital warts, Since 2008, girls aged 11 […]

President Trump: NHS ‘going broke and not working’

President Trump: NHS ‘going broke and not working’

Media captionA quick guide to Trump’s NHS intervention US President Donald Trump has sparked a backlash from UK politicians by attacking the National Health Service. In a tweet criticising US Democrats pushing for a universal health system, he said “thousands of people are marching” in the UK because the NHS is “going broke and not […]

Undetected high blood pressure found in new mums

Undetected high blood pressure found in new mums

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Blood pressure machines are used at home to monitor blood pressure over a 24-hour period Women with severe pre-eclampsia should have their blood pressure closely monitored for a year after giving birth because high blood pressure can remain undetected, a new study suggests. It found high blood pressure […]

Illegal teeth whitening caused ‘excruciating pain’

Illegal teeth whitening caused ‘excruciating pain’

Media captionThe General Dental Council has warned the number of reports of illegal procedures being carried out is rising A number of beauticians in London are performing illegal teeth-whitening procedures, which can leave patients in crippling pain if they go wrong. One place was secretly filmed by BBC London using illegal levels of the hydrogen […]