Certain vitamin supplements may shorten rather than prolong lifespan, research has suggested.
Archive for February, 2007
A campaign has been launched to promote awareness of the infectious viral disease hepatitis C. The campaign is targeted at an estimated 250,000 people in the UK who are unaware they have been infected with the disease.
Investors are nervously watching the value of their stocks after markets around the world continued to fall, with Singapore and Australia the latest to record major slumps. The latest falls came a day after London’s FTSE 100 index dropped to its lowest level in nine months and New York’s Dow Jones industrial average endured its worst decline since the September 11 2001 terror attacks. The UK’s second flight index, the FTSE 250, plunged by 431.5 points – the biggest one-day fall in its 12-year history.
Very worrying for those of us who have stock investments!
Private finance initiative hospitals worth around £1.5bn have been given the go-ahead by health secretary Patricia Hewitt. The news came as the Department of Health published national and regional maps of hospitals and primary care facilities that have been opened since 1997.