Pharmacists and physios to take over GP appointments

Credit: News Field More than 20 000 pharmacists and physiotherapists will take over GP appointments in a bid to cut NHS waiting lists. The changes aim to free up doctors to treat more patients with serious conditions, as the new staff will take responsibility of some of the 300 million GP bookings made each year. The five-year NHS plan was agreed with the British Medical … Continue reading Pharmacists and physios to take over GP appointments

Sixteen people killed in Sri Lanka bombing

Credit: AP Photo/Achala Upendra Sixteen people including six children were killed in Sri Lanka on Friday when suicide Islamists  blew themselves up in a raid, police report. Sri Lankan security forces were raiding a house in search of suspects connected with the Easter suicide bombings when militants opened fire and set off explosives. The gun battle between troops and the suspected Islamists erupted in Sainthamaruthu … Continue reading Sixteen people killed in Sri Lanka bombing

Burnt toast is more toxic than traffic fumes

Credit: News Field Toasting bread can expose people to more pollution than standing at a busy road junction, a study suggests. Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin found that toasters send toxic particles into the air as soon as they are switched on. According to experts, the safest way to toast bread is to ‘go for gold’ rather than burn it. Credit: News … Continue reading Burnt toast is more toxic than traffic fumes

Extinction rebellion: Canary Wharf Station and London Stock Exchange blocked by protesters

Credit: Mason Boycott-Owen/PA Climate change activists climbed on top of a Docklands Light Railway (DLR) train, while simultaneously others targeted the London Stock Exchange on Thursday. The Extinction Rebellion protesters were singing and holding banners at Canary Wharf station including one that read “Business as usual = Death”. Activists said the poster referenced the “financial sector’s role in our collective suicide” It’s bizarre we have … Continue reading Extinction rebellion: Canary Wharf Station and London Stock Exchange blocked by protesters

Easter in Bulgaria

Credit: News Field Easter is a couple of days away in Bulgaria and people have already started their preparations for one of the biggest Orthodox celebrations. Easter, known in Bulgaria as ‘Velikden’, is the time to have delicious thematic food, enjoy the company of your beloved ones and of course, fancy a few days off work. The Orthodox countries in the Balkans have similar ways … Continue reading Easter in Bulgaria

Schoolgirl killed herselft after being ‘overwhelmed’ by social media

A 12-year-old girl who hanged herself was influenced by social media and felt ‘emotionally overwhelmed’, a coroner said on Tuesday. Jessica Scatterson, from Dallam in Warrington, was found dead in her bedroom on 22 April 2017 with the word RIP written on her heel. In the days before her death, Jessica exchanged ‘unpleasant’ messages with her school friends and uploaded posts that had suicidal nature. … Continue reading Schoolgirl killed herselft after being ‘overwhelmed’ by social media