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?
Openstreetmap local server
A horn-wearing Donald Trump supporter whose photo during the US Capitol riots went viral has been arrested and charged. Jacob Anthony Chansley, who calls himself Jake Angeli, is charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, and with violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. The self-styled QAnon "shaman" from Arizona was taken into custody today. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Officer crushed in door as mob storm Capitol How the storming of the Capitol unfolded It is alleged that Chansley was identified as the man seen in media coverage who entered the Capitol building dressed in horns and a bearskin headdress. He was shirtless, with red, white and blue face paint. He was carrying a six-foot spear with an American stars and stripes flag tied just below the blade. Advertisement His appearance led to the Jamiroquai … [Read more...] about Trump supporter riots: Horn-wearing ‘QAnon shaman’ Jake Angeli arrested and charged
UNIVERSAL Credit is a single monthly payment that rolls six benefits into one. The payments are calculated depending on your individual circumstances so yours won't necessarily be the same as someone else's. It's designed to help people on lower incomes, but the government says it should also help people get back into work. But the more you work the more your benefits will be affected. This is because Universal Credit is subject to the taper rate, which means that for every £1 you earn over a certain allowance, 63p is deducted from your payments. We believe you should be able to keep hold of more of your cash. The Sun wants the taper rate to be slashed to 50p to help at least four million struggling families. But until then, we talk you through how your Universal Credit payment is worked out and how getting a job will affect your payments. Universal Credit calculators TRYING to work out how much Universal Credit you can get can be overwhelming. There … [Read more...] about Universal Credit calculator: How much can you get?
Thousands of anti-coup demonstrators returned to the streets of Myanmar on Saturday to protest the return to military rule. Demonstrators have been holding protests ever since a February 1 putsch ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi from power. They rallied nationwide on Saturday despite security forces using increasingly brutal force against them. More than 50 people have been killed since the coup. The bloodiest day was on Wednesday with a death toll of at least 38, according to the UN. Watch video 01:48 Share Violent crackdown in Myanmar Send Facebook Twitter reddit EMail Facebook Messenger Web Whatsapp Web Telegram linkedin Permalink https://p.dw.com/p/3qIQ7 Myanmar: Deaths, detentions fail to quash protests Latest developments in Myanmar On Saturday, people held demonstrations across the country from northern Lashio to central Loikaw city. In Myanmar's commercial hub and largest … [Read more...] about Myanmar: Defiant anti-coup movement returns to streets
At least four people have been killed in violent clashes in Senegal over the past few days between police and supporters of detained opposition leader Ousmane Sonko, the interior minister said on Friday. The leader of the Pastef party, Sonko appeared in court on Friday to defend himself against rape charges that he claims are politically motivated. His appearance sparked renewed clashes, the latest as part of protests that have taken place on a daily basis in the West African country since Wednesday. "The government regrets the loss of four lives" in events "that are rooted in banditry and insurrection," Interior Minister Antoine Felix Abdoulaye Diome said on television. He accused Sonko of "issuing calls to violence." Some protesters built barricades to defend themselves in clashes with security forces in Dakar What has sparked the clashes in Senegal? Sonko's largely younger supporters are angry at his arrest and the court case against him. The 46-year-old devout … [Read more...] about At least 4 dead in Senegal protests