Weinstein scandal: Game of Thrones actress ‘felt powerless’

Image copyright Getty Images Game of Thrones actress Lena Headey, who plays Cersei Lannister on the popular HBO show, has accused producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment. The Hollywood mogul was “furious” after she resisted his sexual advances, she details in a series of Twitter posts. The British actress joins a list of over 40 […]

Hospital targets missed en masse as performance slumps

Image copyright stockvisual The performance of hospitals across the UK has slumped with targets for cancer, A&E and planned operations now being missed en masse, BBC research shows. Nationally England, Wales and Northern Ireland have not hit one of their three key targets for 18 months. Only Scotland has had any success in the past […]

Pre-sex HIV drug ‘no-brainer" for NHS

Image copyright Getty Images A drug to dramatically cut the risk of HIV infection during sex would save the UK around £1bn over the next 80 years, say scientists. The team at University College London says Prep, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, is a “no-brainer” for the NHS. The study predicts that giving Prep to men who […]

‘Go to the dentist and get fined £100’

Image caption Charlotte Waite says it is distressing when so many wrong fines are being issued Going to the dentist is something that many would want to avoid – but how about if you also faced a penalty fine? More than 40,000 people a year in England are getting fines of £100 – from an […]

Drug therapy ‘restores breathing’ after spinal injury

Image copyright Science Photo Library A drug-based therapy appears to restore breathing in rats paralysed from the neck down by a spinal injury, according to scientists. They hope their “exciting but early” findings could ultimately help free patients from ventilators. The pioneering work, in Cell Reports, suggests the brain may not be needed for respiration […]

Inside Raqqa after IS was pushed out

The BBC’s Feras Kilani was with Syrian Democratic Forces as they took control of the centre of Raqqa, Syria. The city has been the stronghold of so-called Islamic State since 2014. Inside Raqqa after IS was pushed out

Children who play football may take more hits to the head than originally thought, study finds – ABC News

A new study has found that children who play youth football may take more high-magnitude hits to the head than originally thought. Researchers at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) mounted sensors on young football players’ helmets during 25 to 30 practices and seven games, and found that many players experienced high-magnitude head […]

Federal Judge In Hawaii Blocks Trump’s Third Attempt At Travel Ban – NPR

People marching in the “#NoMuslimBanEver” rally in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday. Organized by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the march was in response to President Trump’s most recent travel ban, which has now been partially blocked by a federal judge in Hawaii. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images People marching […]

UK intelligence chief says terror threat is worst of his 34-year career – CBS News

LONDON — Britain’s domestic intelligence chief warned during a rare public speech Tuesday that the terrorist threat the country faces has accelerated at an alarming pace and is worse now than at any time in his 34-year career. MI5 Director General Andrew Parker said his agency, also known as the Security Service, is constantly expanding […]