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Statins: The time of day you take statins may influence ‘frequency of adverse events’

Statins: The time of day you take statins may influence ‘frequency of adverse events’

Statins confer protection against heart disease by reducing the production of cholesterol inside the liver. Millions of lives have doubtlessly been saved as a result of taking statins. However, in rare circumstances, cholesterol-lowering drugs can cause side effects. Research suggests the timing of the day influences the “frequency of adverse events”. It has long been understood that taking specific…

Macron lead over Le Pen stabilises as election scrutiny intensifies

Macron lead over Le Pen stabilises as election scrutiny intensifies

Emmanuel Macron has consolidated his lead over Marine Le Pen as France’s presidential race enters its final week, according to polls, suggesting harsher scrutiny of the far-right challenger’s plans may be shifting the race’s dynamic. Six days from the runoff that will decide who occupies the Élysée Palace for the next five years, all 16…

Sherri Papini pleads guilty to kidnapping hoax that led to massive search

Sherri Papini pleads guilty to kidnapping hoax that led to massive search

Sherri Papini, the California woman whose disappearance made national headlines and sparked a massive search before she reappeared on Thanksgiving day in 2016, pleaded guilty on Monday to faking her own kidnapping and lying to the FBI. The 39-year-old from Redding, in the state’s far north, did not offer any explanation for the elaborate hoax or why…

Boris Johnson said ‘what he believed to be the truth’ when he denied the No 10 parties, minister claims

Boris Johnson said ‘what he believed to be the truth’ when he denied the No 10 parties, minister claims

Boris Johnson was saying “what he believed to be the truth” when he denied there were any law-breaking No 10 parties, a cabinet minister says – despite attending at least one of them. Brandon Lewis lifted the lid on what the prime minister will tell the Commons later, when he will face MPs for the first time since the…

NHS urges people to take up lung cancer check as 600 diagnosed in mobile trucks

NHS urges people to take up lung cancer check as 600 diagnosed in mobile trucks

NHS chiefs are urging people to take up invitations for lung cancer check-ups after hundreds were diagnosed with the disease in mobile trucks. The NHS said teams have diagnosed 600 people with the disease in travelling trucks, which visit convenient community sites across the UK, like supermarkets and sports centres, aiming to make it easier…

Own a Samsung Galaxy phone? Check the settings now to avoid terrifying flaw

Own a Samsung Galaxy phone? Check the settings now to avoid terrifying flaw

Millions of Samsung Galaxy phone users have been put on high alert after the discovery of a shocking security vulnerability. The flaw, which was found tucked inside the pre-loaded Phone app, could allow hackers to take remote control of a device. According to the team at Kryptowire, the bug gave cyber thieves the option of installing…

Space mystery as scientists baffled by bizarre temperature changes recorded on Neptune

Space mystery as scientists baffled by bizarre temperature changes recorded on Neptune

Led from the University of Leicester, the team found unseasonal cooling followed by “dramatic” warming at the south pole. As it orbits around the Sun, Neptune experiences seasons, much like on Earth. Unlike our seasons, however, those on Neptune each lasts more than 40 Earth years, as the planet takes nearly 165 years to complete…

California university sues YouTubers who allegedly filmed disruptive pranks

California university sues YouTubers who allegedly filmed disruptive pranks

A pair of YouTubers are facing a lawsuit and a restraining order after allegedly filming themselves disrupting classes at the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles and uploading footage of the staged pranks online. The University of Southern California sued Ernest Kanevsky and Yuguo Bai over the incidents, USC Annenberg Media reported last week. A judge granted…

Education committee chief calls for inquiry into NUS over antisemitism claims

Education committee chief calls for inquiry into NUS over antisemitism claims

A prominent Tory MP has referred the National Union of Students to the Charity Commission over alleged antisemitism. Robert Halfon, chairman of the Commons Education Select Committee, wrote to the commission to express his “dismay” over the behaviour of the NUS “in regards to their treatment of Jewish students and the Jewish community’s concerns regarding antisemitism”. Higher education minister Michelle Donelan last week…

Labour demands openness on ministers’ use of non-dom status, as inquiry launched into Rishi Sunak

Labour demands openness on ministers’ use of non-dom status, as inquiry launched into Rishi Sunak

Keir Starmer has demanded that Boris Johnson confirm whether any government ministers have used measures to reduce their tax payments in the UK. The call came after the prime minister ordered an inquiry into chancellor Rishi Sunak’s financial interests, following the revelation in The Independent of his wife Akshata Murty’s non-dom status. The Labour leader accused Mr Sunak of “hypocrisy” at a…