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Cancer waiting times 'at worst level ever' in England

Cancer waiting times 'at worst level ever' in England

Health
The key cancer target has been missed by a record margin in England, figures show.Patients who are given an urgent referral by their GP are meant to start treatment within 62 days.But in July, 78.2% were seen in that timeframe, the worst performance since records began in October 2009. It means more than 3,000 people waited longer than two months for treatment to begin.The target for the NHS is 85%, which was last hit in December 2015. The target is also being missed elsewhere in the UK.NHS England said there were rising numbers of cancer cases being referred - over the past years there has been a 5% increase alone.The past three months in particular have seen a significant increase in total cases.Planned surgery waitsIt comes as...
'A whole heap of negatives' – Scotland suffer worst home defeat in 45 years

'A whole heap of negatives' – Scotland suffer worst home defeat in 45 years

Sports
Scotland will be "embarrassed" by the ease with which they were ripped apart by Belgium at Hampden, says former defender Willie Miller.The Scots were thrashed 4-0 in front of 20,196 fans on Friday, their fifth defeat in their past six friendlies.Two Belgium goals came from Scotland being caught in possession, while a misplaced pass led to another. "You are coming off that pitch quite embarrassed by the manner of the goals," Miller told BBC Scotland."If you're playing Belgium away from home and get beaten 4-0 to the second best team in the world, you can live with that."But at home you are expecting more from Scotland. Although there were positives, you're not expecting to see them losing goal...
Consumers are their own worst enemy when it comes to getting out of debt

Consumers are their own worst enemy when it comes to getting out of debt

Finance
U.S. consumers could probably get rid of their debt faster if they really wanted to. While American households dedicate about of a third of their budget to paying down debt, they also spend roughly that much on stuff they want versus what they need, according to Northwestern Mutual's 2018 Planning & Progress study. "The immediate satisfaction of some of our discretionary spending is not worth the long-term debt pressure that results," said Emily Holbrook, director of planning for Northwestern Mutual. The report, released this ...
UK among worst for life expectancy rises

UK among worst for life expectancy rises

Health
Increases in life expectancy in the UK have stalled and the slowdown is one of the biggest among 20 of the world's leading economies, ONS data shows.Rises in life expectancy dropped from 12.9 weeks per year for women from 2006 to 2011 to 1.2 weeks per year from 2011 to 2016, its report found.This increase in life expectancy for women was the lowest of the 20 nations, while for men only the US was worse.There was also a slowdown in other countries across Europe and Australia. Sorry, your browser cannot display this map Throughout the 20th Century, the UK experienced steady improvements in life expectancy at birth.This has been attributed to healthier habits among the population as it ages, such as reduce...
Here are the 10 worst states to start a new business

Here are the 10 worst states to start a new business

Finance
“Location, location, location” has been a real estate industry cliché for nearly a century and, since clichés are clichés because they are largely true (according to the well-known, er, cliché), the mantra still applies — and across many industries. To wit, a less-than-ideal location or failed geographic expansion was a factor in 9 percent of business start-up failures in a recent analysis of 101 shuttered new businesses from research firm CB Insights. Around one-fifth of all start-ups, in fact, don’t survive one year of operation, according to the U.S. Bureau of Statistics, reports WalletHub in its recent “2018’s Best & Worst States to Start A Business” ranking.Here’s a look at the 10 absolute worst U.S. state...