Dutch men hold hands to protest against homophobia

Dutch men hold hands to protest against homophobia

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Politicians from Democrats 66 party, Alexander Pechtold (L) and Wouter Koolmees (R), arrived a meeting in Le Hague holding hands to show support for the movement Dutch men are uploading pictures of themselves holding hands on to social media to stand against homophobia. The trend was sparked by an […]

Pepsi pulls Kendall Jenner advert amid outcry

Pepsi pulls Kendall Jenner advert amid outcry

Image copyright Pepsi Pepsi has pulled an advert that sparked an outcry and accusations that the drinks maker was trivialising recent street protests across the US. The advert featured reality TV star Kendall Jenner leaving a photo shoot to join a heavily policed demonstration. She defuses the tension by walking to the police line and […]

Steve Bannon loses National Security Council seat

Steve Bannon loses National Security Council seat

Image copyright EPA Image caption Steve Bannon is a lightning rod for much anti-Trump criticism President Donald Trump has removed his senior strategist Steve Bannon from the US National Security Council (NSC). The appointment in January raised fears that the circle of US intelligence chiefs was being politicised. A White House aide said the reshuffle […]

Should exercise be compulsory at work?

Should exercise be compulsory at work?

Image copyright Getty Images The news this week that more than 20 million people in the UK are physically inactive has led to a lot of discussion over how to tackle the problem. But with no easy solution and rates of obesity rising fast has it come to the point that exercise should become part […]

Antibiotic ‘link to bowel cancer precursor’

Antibiotic ‘link to bowel cancer precursor’

Image copyright GARO/PHANIE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY People who take antibiotics for a long time are more likely to develop growths on the bowel which can be a precursor to cancer, a study suggests. Researchers say this adds to emerging evidence that the diversity of bugs in the gut could have role in the development of tumours. […]

Fears of locum shortage amid IR35 tax row

Fears of locum shortage amid IR35 tax row

Image caption The QEQM hospital in Margate denied it is considering part-closing its emergency department A hospital has planned for a possible lack of doctors as a result of tax changes, the BBC understands. Margate’s Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother (QEQM) hospital has rearranged rotas in anticipation of shortages. East Kent Hospitals fears locums will […]

Vaccine credited with HPV virus reduction in Scotland

Vaccine credited with HPV virus reduction in Scotland

Media captionResearchers say high take-up of the vaccine has led to a fall in high-risk strands of HPV A campaign to vaccinate girls against a cancer-causing sexually transmitted infection has led to a dramatic drop in reported cases. Researchers have found a 90% fall in levels of the human papilloma virus (HPV) in Scottish women […]

The Fed just signaled that interest rates could go up even faster than markets thought – CNBC

The Fed just signaled that interest rates could go up even faster than markets thought – CNBC

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More advertisers say they have ditched Fox’s O’Reilly show – Aurora Sentinel

More advertisers say they have ditched Fox’s O’Reilly show – Aurora Sentinel

NEW YORK | Bill O’Reilly’s top-rated Fox News show may be starting to feel a financial sting after allegations that he sexually harassed several women. A dozen major advertisers, ranging from automakers Hyundai and BMW, to financial firm T. Rowe Price, insurer Allstate and drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline, have pulled their ads from “The O’Reilly Factor.” FILE – […]

South Africa President Jacob Zuma gets backing from ANC

South Africa President Jacob Zuma gets backing from ANC

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Some key allies of the ANC called for President Jacob Zuma to step down South Africa’s embattled president has been backed by a major decision-making body within the ruling ANC. It was looking at a complaint by some of the ANC top executives that Jacob Zuma had failed to consult […]