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Lives ruined as damage viewed as ‘women’s problems’

Lives ruined as damage viewed as ‘women’s problems’

Health
Many lives have been ruined because officials failed to hear the concerns of women given drugs and procedures that caused them or their babies considerable harm, says a review.More than 700 women and their families shared "harrowing" details about vaginal mesh, pregnancy test Primodos and epilepsy drug sodium valproate.Too often worries and complaints were dismissed as "women's problems". It said arrogant attitudes left women traumatised, intimidated and confused. The patients who fought for answers 'No-one believed my pain' Review chair Baroness Julia Cumberlege said she was shocked by the "sheer scale" and "intensity of suffering".She said: "I have conducted many reviews and inquiries over the years, but I have never encounter...
Senators call for investigation of KC-46 problems

Senators call for investigation of KC-46 problems

Business
May 22 (UPI) -- Three U.S. senators called on the Government Accountability Office on Friday to investigate delays keeping the KC-46 military aircraft from use in missions. In a letter, Sens. James Lankford, R-Okla., Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., demanded "periodic assessments" of the progress made by builder Boeing to fix longstanding problems of the cargo and refueling plane, notably its refueling boom and its rearward-facing remote vision system. In addition, the plane has been prone to cargo locks becoming unlocked in mid-flight, and inspections have found tools, rubbish, leftover parts and loose fittings in planes delivered by Boeing since January 2019. "The KC-46 aerial refueling tanker modernization program, currently assessed at a cost of about $ 43 billion, ...
Four-in-one pill prevents third of heart problems

Four-in-one pill prevents third of heart problems

Health
A daily pill containing four medicines can cut the number of heart attacks and strokes by a third, a study shows. The polypill contains blood-thinning aspirin, a cholesterol-lowering statin and two drugs to lower blood pressure. The researchers - in Iran and the UK - said the pill had a huge impact but cost just pennies a day.They suggest giving it to everyone over a certain age in poorer countries, where doctors have fewer options and are less able to assess individuals.Coronary heart disease and stroke are the top two causes of death worldwide, killing more than 15 million people a year. Smoking, obesity and doing little exercise all increase the risk of an unhealthy heart. The study, published in the Lancet, was based in more than 100 villages in Iran...
AI may help to spot heart problems

AI may help to spot heart problems

Health
A new way of identifying a common condition that causes the heart to beat irregularly may have been discovered by artificial intelligence.Atrial fibrillation affects one million people in the UK and increases the risk of stroke and long-term heart problems.It is relatively simple to diagnose when the heart is beating irregularly, but not when it returns to normal.Computer modelling at the Mayo Clinic in the US may have identified signs that indicate previous abnormalities.Researchers said it was still early days, but believe the system could lead to earlier and easier detection of the problem and, therefore, ensure patients get the right treatment, saving lives. The findings are published in The Lancet.Atrial fibrillation symptoms ...
Sports Direct faces £605m tax bill and ‘terminal’ problems at House of Fraser

Sports Direct faces £605m tax bill and ‘terminal’ problems at House of Fraser

Business
By John-Paul Ford Rojas, business reporter Sports Direct says it is facing a €674m (£605m) tax demand from Belgian authorities - as boss Mike Ashley warned that problems at House of Fraser were "terminal".Mr Ashley also warned of more store closures at House of Fraser and expressed apparent regret for buying it, as Sports Direct published a much-delayed set of full-year financial results. The tycoon used the results statement to deliver a stark assessment of the problems his business is facing as well as venting at length about those he blames for them.He warned that the acquisition of House of Fraser had "led to significant uncertainty as to the future profitability of the group as a whole".Meanwhile, the group said its chief financial officer Jon Kem