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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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
The last man called by one of three gangsters murdered in the 1995 “Essex Boys” killings was never questioned by police, it has emerged. Retired detective David McKelvey says the suspected villain was linked to a man who has previously been named as the shooter, but was never charged. Instead Jack Whomes and Michael Steele were jailed for life after being convicted of blasting the drug dealers with a shotgun in their Range Rover 26 years ago. But Mr McKelvey, and his team of highly experienced former murder detectives, now claim to have found evidence supporting the account of an East End crook who told police he was the getaway driver for the real killer. Mr McKelvey, who runs private investigation firm TM-Eye, said: “We have done a thorough and detailed investigation which has led us to believe there may have been a miscarriage of justice. “Compelling new evidence throws the case into doubt and we are appealing for witnesses to come forward.” The bodies of Pat Tate, 36, … [Read more...] about Last man called by one of the murdered ‘Essex Boys’ was never questioned by police
Groundbreaking FX show Pose is coming to an end with season three which will premiere on May 2. Co-creator and Executive Producer Steven Canals announced the news via GMA on Friday as he said in a video statement 'Our new season will be its last,' calling it a very difficult decision to make. The show — which stars Billy Porter — follows the lives of Black and Latino LGBTQ and gender non-conforming residents of NYC in the drag ball scene — the first network show of its kind. End of an era: FX's Pose is to end with season three as co-creator Steven Canals shares in a statement 'we reached the intended ending of our story,' while announcing the final season's premiere on May 2; Dominique Jackson pictured in Pose Canals continued to share that the third season will have seven episodes, and will come to an end on June 6. 'This has been an incredible journey and we have told the story we wanted to tell, the way we wanted to tell it,' he said. He additionally posted a … [Read more...] about FX’s Pose will end after season 3 as co-creator Steven Canals says: ‘We told the story we wanted to tell’
TIGER Woods was found unconscious in his SUV after his crash by a local man, new court documents revealed on Friday. A man who lives near the Rolling Hills Estates told law enforcement officials he heard a crash and walked to the accident scene where he saw Woods, according to an affidavit submitted by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Johann Schloegl. The man tried speak with Woods but he would not answer questions and was unresponsive, the affidavit states. Shortly after, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Carlos Gonzalez arrived at the scene and said Woods was conscious and able to answer basic questions. It is the first time since the crash on February 23 that authorities have disclosed that the golf star was unconscious. According to the affidavit, Woods told sheriff's deputies at the site and at the hospital that he did not remember driving or how the crash happened. It is not unusual for people involved in a serious vehicle crash to lose consciousness or … [Read more...] about Tiger Woods WAS found unconscious in wreck by neighbor who heard horror SUV crash & rushed to scene before cops arrived