The first trailer for a horror prequel to The Purge has been released. The fourth film in the franchise has been billed as an origin story charting the very first annual Purge, a sociological idea enacted by the new Founding Fathers of America permitting people to commit murder for just one night in a bit to drive the country's crime rate down. Originally titled The Purge: The Island, the film will focus on one family stranded on New York's Staten Island in the midst of protests against the event which will see the murder of scores of innocent people. Gerard McMurray has directed the film from a screenplay written by James Demonaco, the director of the first three films which come from producing maestro Jason Blum. 27 horror films that will actually terrify you 27 show all 27 horror films that will actually terrify you 1/27 Directed by J.A. Bayona Both my selections on this list mark the two instances in which I've actively cried in a cinema out of fear, if … [Read more...] about The First Purge trailer goes back to the start with blood-filled origins story
A simple and cheap blood test could detect signs of Alzheimer’s disease years before symptoms start. The new process has been able to pick up signs of the killer condition an average of eight years prior to signs developing, experts claim. The “novel approach” distinguishes between toxic and healthy forms of a protein that clumps in dementia patients. Toxic amyloid beta molecules — one of the hallmarks of the disease — begin accumulating in the patient’s body 15 to 20 years before the onset of dementia. Currently, the only way to identify these is through costly PET scans or invasive spinal tap procedures. But a team from Ruhr University Bochum in Germany has developed a treatment involving infrared sensors in a pre-screening instrument. And a study involving 874 people found it diagnosed Alzheimer’s with 86% accuracy. Scientists believe the procedure could be used to detect Parkinson’s disease. Ruhr’s Prof Klaus Gerwert said: … [Read more...] about Simple blood test can diagnose Alzheimer’s eight years before symptoms start
A teenager has been put on life support after collapsing in the middle of the night. David Jenkins, 17, from Merthyr Tydfil is in a coma after suffering from a blood clot in his heart. A retail NVQ student, David woke to fetch a drink on March 30 when he collapsed and was taken to the Prince Charles Hospital . But after his kidney and liver also began to fail he was transferred to specialist London heart and lung centre the Royal Brompton Hospital. David’s mother Sharon Jenkins said: “No-one can tell us how long the clot had been there and where it came from.” “Last Thursday night he got up about half past three to get a drink of water and collapsed. “He was saying he had pain in his chest, they did an ECG in the ambulance and said something wasn’t quite right.” The mother-of-two added: “By 6am he was in the resuscitation room and by 8am they said his heart was barely working and his kidney and liver started to fail. “By 9am he … [Read more...] about Teen on life support after suffering from blood clot in his heart
SOUNDS Like Friday Night - the BBC's brand new music show - is back tonight. But who are Royal Blood and what's the theme tune? Here's the lowdown. What is the Sounds Like Friday Night theme tune and who are Royal Blood? New show Sounds Like Friday Night has a theme tune composed and performed by the band Royal Blood. The band, which is made up of Brighton duo, Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher, was presented with the Best British Group gong by music legend Jimmy Page at the 2015 Brit Awards and they've also scooped up Q, Kerrang and GMA awards. On writing the theme tune, Royal Blood say: “It’s a dream come true for us because we always imagined doing something like this one day. It’s great that a new show celebrating live music is back at the BBC and creating a home for new bands to build a bigger audience. We’re excited to be a part of it!" The musical duo met around 2005, when they were both teenagers, and for a brief period they were part of the same four-piece … [Read more...] about What is the Sounds Like Friday Night theme tune and who are the song’s performers Royal Blood?
The blood bank expressed gratitude to the scores of volunteers who responded this week to urgent pleas for blood donations to help existing and emergency needs. In constant pleas during the week, the health ministry had been reiterating that, in view of the Easter holidays, the amount of stored blood is low, and demand is high. The blood bank had also warned that in order to cover all needs more than 1,500 donations were required from Monday until Thursday. In a statement, the blood bank said that they have reached their goal as, more than 1,500 people responded to their call. “It is with great pride we inform members of the public that all scheduled but also emergency needs have been fully serviced and that our common effort has been completed with very satisfactory sufficiency,” it said. It added that once more ‘the citizens of Cyprus have proved their love for their suffering fellow humans by responding to the call of the blood … [Read more...] about Blood bank gives Easter thanks