Scientists genetically modify cows to remove their horns in health and safety bid to cut the risk of injury to farmers and other animals


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Scientists genetically modify cows to remove their horns in health and safety bid to cut the risk of injury to farmers and other animals Genetically modified cow will be same as other livestock minus the hornsScientists to use sophisticated gene-editing technique to add extra DNAWill mean farmers no longer have to burn off horn buds in young animals By James Rush PUBLISHED: 00:58 GMT, 28 April 2013 | UPDATED: 01:06 GMT, 28 April 2013 DM.has('shareLink', 'shareLinks', { 'id': '2315960', 'title': 'Scientists genetically modify cows to remove their horns in health and safety bid to cut the risk of injury to farmers and other animals', 'url': 'http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2315960/Scientists-genetically-modify-cows-remove-horns-health-safety-bid-cut-risk-injury-farmers-animals.html', 'eTwitterStatus': 'Scientists%20genetically%20modify%20cows%20to%20remove%20their%20horns%20in%20health%20and%20safety%20bid%20to%20cut%20the%20risk…%20http://bit.ly/ZVYStD%20via%[email protected]' }); Scientists are genetically altering cows so they have no horns in a bid to make them safer. The genetically modified dairy cow will be identical in every way to other livestock but without the horns, in order to cut the risk of injury to farmers, walkers and other animals

One million children and teenagers to get measles jab amid fears of English outbreaks


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One million children and teenagers to get measles jab amid fears of English outbreaks The 20million campaign follows a big rise in cases in south WalesMany affected missed out on vaccination in late 1990s and early 2000s587 confirmed measles cases in England in first three months of 2013That's more than three times the 168 cases in the same period of 2012 ” class=”blkBorder” /> Vaccinations: Figures show there were 587 confirmed measles cases in England in the first three months of this year, more than three times the 168 cases in the same period of 2012 Many of those affected are teenagers who missed out on vaccination in the late 1990s and early 2000s when parents were concerned about a link between MMR and autism that has since been discredited.

3,000 patients may have died needlessly in just one year at the 14 hospital trusts being investigated over death rates


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3,000 patients may have died needlessly in just one year at the 14 hospital trusts being investigated over death rates Blackpool Teaching Hospital Trust had 410 more deaths than expected Officials say data is ‘experimental’ and figures only act as ‘smoke alarm’NHS England said trusts in question would be visited by a team of experts . The trusts had a combined total of almost 1,500 more deaths than expected in 2011 to 2012 – according to the figures.

Elderly patients could be sent to "hospital hotels"


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Tens of thousands of elderly patients could be sent to 'hospital hotels' to free up bedsThe model is based on a system widely used in ScandinaviaNew mothers and stroke patients could also use such services By Lucy Osborne PUBLISHED: 01:33 GMT, 23 April 2013 | UPDATED: 01:33 GMT, 23 April 2013 Tens of thousands of elderly patients could be sent to hotels to recover from illnesses under plans being considered by the Government to free up hospital beds. New mothers and stroke patients could also use such services, which would be run by private hotel chains and allow more flexible visiting hours.

How I"ll weed out the health tourists, by Hunt: Minister acts after Mail highlights abuse of NHS


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How I'll weed out the health tourists, by Hunt: Minister acts after Mail highlights abuse of NHS Jeremy Hunt believes non-UK residents are granted NHS numbers too easily Mr Hunt said the system was completely unacceptable He proposed anyone with a 'questionable residency' should be issued with a temporary number By James Chapman PUBLISHED: 23:28 GMT, 18 April 2013 | UPDATED: 06:32 GMT, 19 April 2013 Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt wants only permanent British residents to qualify for anything other than emergency care Foreigners travelling to Britain to take advantage of our free health service will be denied treatment under radical plans for a shake-up of the system of personal NHS identification numbers. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt wants only permanent British residents to qualify for anything other than emergency care free of charge.

Rolands Brize, let out of Latvian mental hospital to come to UK, tried to rape student, 23, under a bridge

Deranged arsonist who came to UK after being released from Latvian mental hospital dragged student, 23, under a bridge and tried to rape her Rolands Brize, 25, came to UK after burning down his family homeLast month he stalked victim and attacked her after she left nightclub His victim managed to call 999 and operator heard her screamsPolice in Hull responded to the frantic call and found him on herBrize was arrested and has pleaded guilty to attempted rape By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 12:47 GMT, 17 April 2013 | UPDATED: 14:09 GMT, 18 April 2013 A dangerous arsonist left a mental institution in Latvia and travelled to Britain where he carried out a sex attack on a student. Rolands Brize, 25, dragged his terrified victim under a bridge where he tried to rape her as she walked home from a nightclub, a court heard. Police responding to a 999 call from the 23-year-old found Brize still trying to attack her.

Council fined 12,000 for ignoring warnings about a rotten flagpole which crushed a toddler


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Council fined 12,000 for ignoring warnings about a rotten flagpole which crushed a toddler River Webster, 3, had cracked skull and ankle fractures after pole fell on herMother said River's pupils became 'tiny pinpricks' when pole hit her headGardener had told the council it was rotten 18 months beforehand By Olivia Williams PUBLISHED: 17:50 GMT, 15 April 2013 | UPDATED: 18:41 GMT, 15 April 2013 Crushed: River Webster suffered a cracked skull and bleeding on the brain when the flagpole fell on her last year A council ignored repeated warnings about a rotten flagpole before it collapsed and crushed a toddler, a court heard. River Webster, who was two years old at the time, suffered a cracked skull, bleeding on the brain and a double ankle fracture when the 18ft pole fell on her on March 31 last year.

Grandmother handcuffed and escorted from GP surgery after demanding to see medical notes


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Grandmother handcuffed and escorted from GP surgery by police after demanding to see medical notesMary Kerswell, 67, paid 10 to see records at Biggleswade Health CentreBut receptionists 'refused to print them out' she claimsShe was handcuffed and led off by police after she refused to leave By Amanda Williams PUBLISHED: 08:51 GMT, 8 April 2013 | UPDATED: 02:05 GMT, 9 April 2013 Handcuffed: Mary Kerswell was led from Biggleswade Health Centre by police after a misunderstanding over her medical notes A grandmother was handcuffed and led away from her doctor’s surgery by police after a row over her demand to see her medical notes. Mary Kerswell, 67, asked for a copy of her GP records after she was called in for a urine test for a kidney condition she did not have. When the mother of two was shown a brief summary of her medical history she was shocked to see that as well as being wrongly listed as having chronic kidney disease, it said she was a heavy smoker with Alzheimer’s

Organic food labels "trick" us into thinking food is healthier and tastier


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Organic food labels 'trick' us into thinking food is healthier and tastier Perceptions of taste, calories and value can be significantly altered when a food is labelled 'organic'Organic foods were estimated to have significantly fewer calories and taste lower in fat Customers were also willing to pay 23% more for them By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 14:51 GMT, 2 April 2013 | UPDATED: 07:06 GMT, 3 April 2013 Putting an organic label on ordinary foods can trick shoppers into believing that they are healthier, taste better and have fewer calories, new research suggests. Known as the 'health halo effect', previous studies have shown that we perceive foods labelled as organic to be healthier. Now, scientists at New York’s Cornell University have found the label can influence much more than health views – perceptions of taste, calories and value can be significantly altered when a food is labelled 'organic'.

Terrifying moment armed gunman walks down the street after threatening to shoot police officers


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Terrifying moment armed gunman walks down the street after threatening to shoot police officers Boy, eight, ordered to flee by police marksmen as they hunted down the gunman in Much Wenlock, Shropshire Police firearms officers shot at the man, aged in his 50s, but missedHe was later arrested after being tackled by a police dog By Rob Cooper PUBLISHED: 12:07 GMT, 2 April 2013 | UPDATED: 20:37 GMT, 2 April 2013 This is the terrifying moment a gunman casually strolled down a road carrying a pistol which he had threatened to shoot two officers with.