Chiefs hold, so Steelers hold on – NBCSports.com

Getty Images A two-point conversion that would have tied the game was negated by penalty, and the Steelers then killed the clock and held on to beat the Chiefs Sunday night, 18-16. The Chiefs had scored on a Spencer Ware run with 2:43 left to come within two points. Alex Smith found Demetrius Harris wide […]

Referral centres cause ‘dangerous’ NHS delays, BMA warns

Referral centres cause ‘dangerous’ NHS delays, BMA warns

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption The British Medical Association said referral management centres were “crude” and putting patients at risk NHS patients face “dangerous” treatment delays due to a 10-fold increase in “crude, expensive” referral management centres, doctors have warned. The centres, sometimes run by private firms, vet GP referrals and decide if […]

Breast cancer patients’ distress at withdrawal of Kadcyla

Breast cancer patients’ distress at withdrawal of Kadcyla

Image caption Bonnie Fox says she was “completely devastated” on finding Kadcyla was no longer available on the NHS Terminal breast cancer patients have spoken of their distress after learning that a life-extending drug they had been told would be available to them looks set to be withdrawn. National advisory body NICE is reviewing drugs […]

NHS patient caught selling his drugs in undercover film

A patient has been caught in an undercover BBC film illegally selling prescription drugs which cost the NHS £10,000 a year. The man charged BBC reporter Jonathan Gibson £250 for a box of Enbrel, a specialist arthritis drug. He said he was prescribed a box every four weeks and sold any that went unused. Read […]

Doctors warn over cancer op cancellations amid NHS "pressure"

Doctors warn over cancer op cancellations amid NHS "pressure"

Senior doctors say they are concerned about the number of cancer patients having their operations cancelled amid “tremendous pressure” facing the NHS in England this winter. Ian Eardley, from the Royal College of Surgeons, said a shortage of beds was one of the causes. Such surgery is usually protected under treatment time guidelines, he added. […]

Arrest Warrant Sought For Samsung Heir In S. Korean Presidential Bribery Scandal – NPR

Arrest Warrant Sought For Samsung Heir In S. Korean Presidential Bribery Scandal – NPR

J.Y. Lee, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, arrives at the office of the independent counsel last Thursday in Seoul, South Korea. Prosecutors are now seeking an arrest warrant for Lee. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images J.Y. Lee, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, arrives at the office of the independent counsel […]

Luxottica, Essilor agree 46-billion euro merger to create eyewear giant – Reuters

MILAN/PARIS Italy’s Luxottica (LUX.MI) and France’s Essilor (ESSI.PA) have agreed a 46-billion euro ($49 billion) merger deal to create a global powerhouse in the eyewear industry with revenues of more than 15 billion euros, they said in a statement on Monday. The deal, one of Europe’s largest cross-border tie-ups, brings together Luxottica, the world’s top […]

Sports hall roof collapses during match in Czech Republic

A sports hall roof collapsed on Saturday evening during a floorball game in the Czech Republic city of Ceska Trebova. No one was injured by the failure, though two people were hurt escaping the collapsing building. Sports hall roof collapses during match in Czech Republic

‘Masala’ bonds to spice up economy

A new exchange called the India International Exchange has opened for business in Gujarat. It will eventually trade so-called “masala” bonds – or rupee bonds – which the Indian government has introduced to boost investment. But what are masala bonds? Shilpa Kannan explains. ‘Masala’ bonds to spice up economy