NRA and Florida: Seven things Wayne LaPierre blames after shooting

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Cancer-hit Alabama inmate to be executed despite vein damage

Cancer-hit Alabama inmate to be executed despite vein damage

Image copyright Alabama Department of Corrections Image caption Doyle Lee Hamm has been on death row for 30 years Alabama is set to execute a cancer-stricken inmate despite his plea to spare him potentially unnecessary pain. Doyle Lee Hamm, 61, argues his veins are too damaged from cancer and past drug use, and the lethal […]

Kylie Jenner says Snapchat is over – and Wall Street panics

Kylie Jenner says Snapchat is over – and Wall Street panics

Image copyright Getty Images The stock market value of Snap, owner of the Snapchat messaging app, fell $1.5bn after reality TV star Kylie Jenner said she no longer used it. Ms Jenner told her 24.5 million Twitter followers: “sooo does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore?” She was adding her powerful social media voice to […]

Justin Trudeau’s ‘Bollywood’ wardrobe amuses Indians

Justin Trudeau’s ‘Bollywood’ wardrobe amuses Indians

Image copyright Getty Images When it comes to breaking out the traditional Indian outfits, no one is quite as committed as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, says the BBC’s Ayeshea Perera. Justin Trudeau is certainly no stranger to Indian wear – he has regularly worn it during official celebrations of Diwali, the Hindu festival of […]

Anti-depressants: Major study finds they work

Anti-depressants: Major study finds they work

Media captionProf Andrea Cipriani said it was good news for patients and doctors Scientists say they have settled one of medicine’s biggest debates after a huge study found that anti-depressants work. The study, which analysed data from 522 trials involving 116,477 people, found 21 common anti-depressants were all more effective at reducing symptoms of acute […]

Warning over fake piercing magnet craze

Warning over fake piercing magnet craze

Image copyright Cascadenews Image caption The powerful attraction between the magnets ripped through Freddie Webster’s stomach Two children needed life-saving surgery after accidentally swallowing powerful magnetic balls which are being used to mimic body piercings in a new craze. One of the youngsters, Freddie Webster, 12, had to have part of his bowel removed as […]

India doctors remove world’s ‘largest brain tumour’

India doctors remove world’s ‘largest brain tumour’

Image caption Mr Pal lost his vision because of the tumour Doctors in India who have removed a 1.8kg (3.9lb) brain tumour from a 31-year-old man say it could be the largest in the world. The surgery, which lasted seven hours, took place on 14 February at the Nair hospital in the western city of […]

Consultants criticise ‘catastrophic’ rise in 12-hour A&E waits

Consultants criticise ‘catastrophic’ rise in 12-hour A&E waits

Image caption Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport, where January was typically pressured Emergency consultants say the rise in patients waiting more than 12 hours to be seen at A&E is “catastrophic” and “unacceptable and shocking”. There were 5,111 patients with the longest waits in January – 36% more than in the same month in 2017. […]

NHS ‘dangerously’ short of 100,000 staff

NHS ‘dangerously’ short of 100,000 staff

Image copyright PA The NHS in England has nearly 100,000 jobs unfilled, a situation described as “dangerously” understaffed. The total represents one in 12 of all the posts in the health service and would be enough to staff 10 large hospitals. It includes 35,000 nurse posts and nearly 10,000 doctor vacancies. The figures have been […]

Father of Florida shooting victim to Trump: ‘I’m pissed’

US President Donald Trump held a listening session at the White House where he was confronted by parents. Andrew Pollack – whose daughter, Meadow, was among the 17 killed in the Valentine’s Day attack in Parkland, Florida – vented his anger to the president. Father of Florida shooting victim to Trump: ‘I’m pissed’