Sir Alex Ferguson has said he was "terrified" he would never be able to speak again after suffering a brain haemorrhage in 2018. Speaking at a Q&A at Glasgow Film Festival (GFF), the former Manchester United manager, 79, said he was worried he could lose his voice and memory after undergoing emergency surgery. A new documentary about the two-time Champions League-winning manager premiered at the GFF on Saturday. Sir Alex Ferguson : Never Give In - directed by his son Jason - was filmed while he was recovering from the operation. Aware that his memory might desert him, the film sees Sir Alex recount the most important stories of his life, in and out of football. Advertisement Speaking alongside his son during a virtual Q&A after the premiere, he said the recovery from the operation was terrifying. More from Sir Alex Ferguson Sir Alex Ferguson's life memories documented in film made after brain haemorrhage Sir Alex … [Read more...] about Sir Alex Ferguson was ‘terrified’ he’d never speak again after brain haemorrhage operation
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Jose Mourniho says Manchester United are "confident" Sir Alex Ferguson will make a swift recovery following his brain haemorrhage. Sir Alex, 76, remains in Salford Royal Hospital after having emergency surgery on Saturday . At United's pre-match press conference, Mourinho did not reveal whether he had been to visit the club's former manager in hospital or if he spoken to him. "It's private," the current United boss said. "His family asked for privacy and that's what I'm going to respect." Advertisement But Mourinho said the club were "very positive" about Sir Alex's health following his surgery. Asked if he was happy Sir Alex would make a swift recovery, Mourinho replied: "We are confident." More from Sir Alex Ferguson Sir Alex Ferguson was 'terrified' he'd never speak again after brain haemorrhage operation Sir Alex Ferguson's life memories documented in film made after brain haemorrhage Sir Alex Ferguson sends … [Read more...] about Jose Mourinho ‘confident’ about Sir Alex Ferguson’s recovery after brain haemorrhage
Back in 1986 I made a film for the BBC science series Tomorrow’s World about a remarkable new class of drugs called statins. Studies had shown that statins could cut people’s risk of heart disease by lowering their cholesterol levels. It was all very exciting. Thirty-five years on and statins are now one of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the UK, with around eight million people, including me, taking them daily. Yet they continue to be dogged by controversy and fear of side-effects. Studies had shown that statins could cut people’s risk of heart disease by lowering their cholesterol levels. It was all very exciting Last year, for example, there were claims that statins might increase your risk of dying from Covid-19. Studies had shown that people admitted to intensive care tended to have lower levels of cholesterol, so there was a fear that taking cholesterol-lowering drugs might make you more vulnerable. Well, like so many health scares, this one turned … [Read more...] about DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Can statins save you from Covid as well as heart disease?
MORE than 17,000 earthquakes have been recorded in the south-west of Iceland, in the Reykjanes Peninsula, during the past week. People living in the area have been advised to be extra careful due to dangers of landslides and rockfall. Many of the larger earthquakes have even been felt in Iceland's capital city, Reykjavik (where over half of the population lives), which lies only 27km away. This has led to heightened concerns about the effects of even larger earthquakes and also of a possible eruption from the Krýsuvík volcanic system in the area. South-west Iceland has a track record of centuries of calm, which we know can be broken by turbulent periods of intense earthquake activity accompanied by volcanic eruptions. It looks like we are entering the next turbulent period. The most recent earthquake swarm is in fact the latest in a period of significantly heightened seismic activity that started over a year ago. The shaking of the Earth is the most obvious … [Read more...] about Giant Iceland volcano system may erupt after 17,000 earthquakes recorded in a week
UK inflation doubled to 0.6% in December but the price of food fell. This is up from the 0.3% level of Consumer Prices Index (CPI) inflation recorded in November . Analysts at the Office for National Statistics (ONS) say increased clothing and transport costs over Christmas were the main reasons behind the rise. The price of clothing was up by 0.1%, while transport increased by 1.5%. Clothing usually falls in December thanks to Boxing Day sales but most discounts were online-only this year due to non-essential shops being shut in large areas of England . Brits also saw the usual inflated train and bus prices over Christmas. What does inflation matter? INFLATION is a measure of the cost of living. It looks at how much the price of goods, such as food or televisions, and services, such as haircuts or train tickets, has changed over time. Usually people measure inflation by comparing the cost of things today with how much they cost a year ago. The … [Read more...] about UK inflation doubled to 0.6% in December despite food prices falling