Why are so many women told they’re depressed or menopausal when it’s actually their thyroid?

After months of unexplained low energy and aching joints, Veronica Tamimi told her mother something that would strike fear into the heart of any parent: ‘I just don’t want to be here any more.’ Veronica, 24, from South London, was at the end of her tether. Her skin had become so dry and cracked, it would … Read more

Russian synchronised swimmer who held flag at London 2012 flees country with ‘no plans to return’

Vladimir Putin’s favourite synchronised swimmer who carried Russia’s flag at the London 2012 Olympics has fled the country with ‘no plans to return’. Anastasia Davydova, 39, a five-time gold medallist and the current secretary-general of the Russian Olympic Committee [ROC], has shocked the Kremlin by joining thousands heading over the border in the wake of Putin’s … Read more

Scientists sound alarm over little-known STI in US resistant to EVERY antibiotic used against it 

A ‘silent-spreader’ STI which can cause infertility is feared to be evolving into a superbug. Mycoplasma genitalium, also known as M. genitalium or M. gen, has become resistant to every antibiotic used to treat it so far. The sexually transmitted infection was first discovered in London in the 1980s — but a test has only been … Read more

Worcester Warriors enter administration after being suspended from all competitions by RFU | Rugby Union News

Worcester have been suspended from all competitions by the RFU Worcester Warriors have gone into administration after being suspended from all competitions by the Rugby Football Union, having missed the deadline to show plans were in place to move forward from the financial crisis enveloping the club. Worcester were suspended from all competitions by the … Read more

Duke of Norfolk: Peer wants to avoid driving ban to organise Charles coronation

T he peer who organised the Queen’s funeral wants to be spared a driving ban because he is instrumental in the forthcoming coronation of King Charles III, a court has heard. Edward Fitzalan-Howard, the 18th Duke of Norfolk, was using his mobile phone when he ran through a red traffic light in Battersea, and admitted … Read more

British boy, 17, is charged with hacking Uber and Grand Theft Auto developer Rockstar

A 17-year-old boy from Oxfordshire in England has been arrested in relation to recent high-profile hackings of Uber and Grand Theft Auto developer Rockstar.  According to reporting from Matthew Keys’ The Desk, the unnamed teen is being held on charges that include conspiracy to attack at least two computing systems.  A brief statement from the City of … Read more

London scientists find cancer tumours in terminally ill patients are eradicated by herpes virus

A genetically-engineered herpes virus is the new hope to beat cancer after scientists found tumours in terminally ill patients were eradicated or shrunk using the groundbreaking new therapy.  An early trial at the Institute for Cancer Research (ICR) in London revealed that a modified version of the herpes simplex virus showed signs of effectiveness in a quarter … Read more

Scientists discover way to repair axon fibers in the nerves of a damaged spine

A future cure for paralysis? Scientists discover way to repair axon fibers in the nerves of a damaged spine that do not regenerate naturally Scientists have discovered a molecule that can repair damage in the spine after a severe injury Called TTK21, it can stimulate repair in axons with no regenerative abilities – opening the door … Read more

Video game actors are worried about AI tech taking over their jobs

Self-service checkouts, lights-out manufacturing, self-driving cars, and wars raged by robotic drones – automation is coming for everyone’s jobs eventually, and our capitalist systems aren’t equipped to carry us through it. As I type this, teams are working on machine-learning AI that can write simple news articles with perfect grammar and without rambling introductions. They … Read more