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?
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AXED SAS: Who Dares Wins star Ant Middleton has been accused of making "lewd comments" to FOUR female staff. The Sun revealed the ex soldier allegedly told a female contestant he was going to have sex with her . It is claimed that the father of five said: “I’m going to f**k you after this.” His comment was said to have been picked up by the show’s microphones. A production source told The Sun: “When filming a show like SAS: Who Dares Wins, nothing goes unnoticed by the microphones and cameras. “Comments by Ant — whether made in jest or not — were picked up by production and someone complained. “In total up to four women submitted concerns to production bosses. “On the celebrity version of the show he made comments to two female celebrities, both of whom were not single. “Everyone on the show was talking about it among themselves. Staff at Minnow Films, who make the show, say they’ve still got the audio of one alleged incident.” It was one of the … [Read more...] about Axed SAS Who Dares Wins star Ant Middleton accused of making ‘lewd comments’ to FOUR female staff
ANT Middleton has been forced to deny claims he was axed from SAS: Who Dares Wins for making "inappropriate comments to female crew". It was reported yesterday that he was dropped from the show following the allegations, which were investigated by channel bosses. In light of the report, his spokesperson vehemently denied the claims and said: "Ant categorically denies the allegations. He is always disciplined and utterly professional. "This is the first we have been informed of any such complaint which has never been mentioned previously to Ant or any of his team by Minnow or Channel 4." Yesterday, The Mirror reported that Channel 4 and Minnow Films investigated a number of complaints from female staff about comments from Ant that they considered to be "inappropriate." The investigation led to a meeting between Ant, 40, and the broadcaster where they decided to end their working relationship. Channel 4 said: "We can't comment on anonymous allegations, however, we … [Read more...] about Furious Ant Middleton denies making ‘inappropriate comments to female crew on set’ before SAS: Who Dares Wins axe
THERE are some tedious cleaning tasks we know we have to do daily - like wiping down the hob or scrubbing the loo. But even though we do a load of laundry most days, we can't remember the last time we drained our washing machines. After discovering she should be doing this task roughly every six weeks, one savvy woman has revealed her easy method which keeps mess to a minimum. Giving her followers a step-by-step guide, the woman explained how she originally saw the "life hack" recommended by TikTok user Terra Bee. She wrote: "Lived on my own for five years and never knew this." As nothing would fit under the washing machine's plug, the woman simply lay a towel around it absorb the smelly water. She then unscrewed the plug and wiped any lingering cleaning products on the towel. "Not as bad as I expected," she wrote. "Will 100% do this regularly from now on." According to the experts at Home Revolution , you should drain your washing machine once every six weeks … [Read more...] about Cleaning fan shares mess-free method for draining washing machine and it’s blowing people’s minds
Working as a celebrity assistant is sure to have a lot of perks: travelling the world, being surrounded by famous people and beautiful things every day. But the job can often come with some strange responsibilities. From preparing stars for photoshoots, holding drinks and sandwiches and even providing a tissue so a celebrity can blow their nose into it, some aspects of the job could be enough to put applicants off. Here, we take a look at some of the more unusual roles carried about by assistants to the stars... Kim Kardashian Keeping Up With The Kardashians star Kim once had a team of people on hand to cover her bum in sand. Two people were called in while she took part in a sexy photoshoot in Thailand. Kim sat up on a ledge, dressed in a gold bikini, while two people stood patting her bum with sand to make it stick in place. Mariah Carey Mariah has long been the subject of rumours concerning her "diva" behaviour. And it's said that she even has her own … [Read more...] about Weirdest celebrity assistant jobs: Photoshoot prep, holding drinks and heaping praise