Because of the risk of bleeding, the guidance group does not recommend anticoagulants for people at low risk of stroke or with a high risk of bleeding, both of which can be calculated using new tools published by Nice. Cowan said that only about 6% of people with atrial fibrillation would not get anticoagulants under the new guidelines. The risk of bleeding is believed to be one reason why many GPs have favoured aspirin, which has been given to people with atrial fibrillation for 20 years, but the guidance group found that aspirin carried an increased chance of bleeding. … [Read more...] about Doctors advised against aspirin for patients with irregular heart rhythm
Later my dad became unemployed and had to claim the “dole” for long periods of time. Even within a community where many people were in the same situation, this was a source of humiliation: relying on state assistance to get by was seen by some as a sign of parental failure. While we had enough food to mostly meet our daily needs (we had to borrow from neighbours when things got really tight), occasional treats were often paid for by going into debt with loan sharks. Although we were far from unusual – west Belfast, which was also one of the main flashpoints during Northern Ireland’s sectarian conflict in the 1970s and 1980s, was among the most deprived areas in the whole of western Europe – I hated how much we had to struggle and how much shame there was in not being able to afford what others could. … [Read more...] about ‘Being poor is not inevitable or due to personal flaws. I know, I’ve been there’
Greg, who has lived in the town of Shakespeare’s birthplace since 2004, said: “It’s discrimination. There is another taxi with a St George’s flag but I’m the one told to remove my sticker.” … [Read more...] about Patriotic cabbie ordered to remove ‘unwelcoming’ Union Jack from his taxi — in Shakespeare’s home town
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A major issue with similar plans in the past has been the military offshore dumpsite, Beaufort's Dyke, which is known to contain nuclear waste and chemical weapons dating back as far as World War Two. The latest government report indicates that over 1 million tons of unexploded bombs dumped there over the years could cause a bit of an issue during construction. … [Read more...] about Scotland-Northern Ireland bridge – when will it happen and how much will it cost?