Karaoke machines that can be hacked leave children vulnerable to unsolicited voice recordings from strangers, a Which? study has warned ahead of Christmas.
Children’s stories on television are stripped of adventure and risk, according to two of Britain’s most popular children’s authors, as they warned against the “overprotection” of young audiences.
One in four British cancer patients are suffering delays in diagnosis which could cost lives, a major study has found.
As World Aids Day 2019 takes place, NHS England is facing pressure to begin offering the groundbreaking HIV medicine Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP).Administered as a pill under the brand name Truvada, patients in England can currently only receive PrEP without charge as part of the Impact Trial, which began in September 2017 and aims to test its effectiveness on 13,000 people.
The Simpsons showrunner Al Jean has denied suggestions by the show’s composer that the long-running sitcom is coming to an end.Danny Elfman, who wrote the the series’ classic theme tune, recently gave an interview hinting that The Simpsons was preparing to bow out after 30 years on air.
Pregnant women with severe asthma are more likely to develop life-threatening pre-eclampsia, a Canadian study has shown.
Smugglers cut a hole in the border wall in Southern California and then drove a utility truck through it, according to a new report.Sixteen people, all of whom were in the white Dodge that drove through the border wall, were later arrested by Customs and Border Patrol (CPB) once the truck had crossed into the US. Fourteen of the people arrested were Mexican, and two were Guatemalan.
Reese Witherspoon has spoken about experiencing sexual harassment in the film industry, and said she dealt with it “in my own way”.The actor and producer appeared on the NPR podcast Fresh Air Weekend to discuss her new series The Morning Show, which also stars Jennifer Aniston (also co-executive producer) and Steve Carell.
Olivia Colman has condemned the treatment of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle by some parts of the British press, calling it “evil” and “mean”.The actor, who is set to play Queen Elizabeth II in the third series of The Crown, was asked if her new role has given her a greater understanding of the pressures faced by the royals.
The number of female directors at top UK companies has increased over the past year but a “step-change” in representation is still needed, according to a new report.The Hampton-Alexander review, an independent body analysing female business representation, called for more women to be appointed as executives in its report for 2019.
Cardiologists have issued a warning about the dangers of e-cigarettes, after research suggested vaping could damage key blood vessels.A new study, published in the European Heart Journal today, examined the effects on 20 healthy smokers before and after they vaped an e-cigarette.
A university for trainee lawyers is to introduce a “controlling anxiety” module in an attempt to prepare students for the world of work.
Spray-on bandages could help protect wounds and deliver life-saving drugs in far-flung places where immediate medical care is not available, according to a new study.Using a technique called electrospinning, scientists created “bottled bandages” which spray a thin layer of fibres onto damaged skin like spraying paint on a wall.
The best place to celebrate Halloween in the world. It must be Transylvania, the home of Dracula, right? Or Salem, Massachusetts, for its history of witches, right. Maybe even New York, for its celebrity-led annual Village Parade.One place you almost certainly wouldn't think of is Derry – the second city of Northern Ireland. But that's where you'd be wrong.
A rabbinical court in Israel has taken two children from the care of their mother after claims she was not properly complying with observant Jewish practices.The court in the city of Haifa has granted the father custody despite the fact he has formerly been convicted of violent crimes.
A woman who noticed an unusual heat coming from her chest while using a thermal imaging camera at an Edinburgh tourist attraction has been diagnosed with breast cancer.Bal Gill was visiting the Camera Obscura & World of Illusions with her family in May when she noticed a red heat patch radiating from her left breast.
Two days before his wedding, the groom spent the afternoon floating down the Delaware River in eastern Pennsylvania with his wedding party.Groomsmen and bridesmaids passed around beers and shots of vodka as they guided paddle boards and rafts downstream.
It’s not just human parents that feel chronically exhausted due to lack of sleep while looking after their young.Scientists say worker bees also get less sleep when they’re caring for larvae – even if they’re looking after offspring that are not their own.
Women aged 50-65 are happier with their age, relationship and confidence than women in their 20s, a study has found.Research into the lives of modern women revealed older generations feel they are living their best lives.
It has been described as one of this year’s most glamorous weddings with a guest list boasting hollywood royalty and actual royalty to boot.
When leaves begin to fall, temperatures drop and days become shorter, it can only mean autumn is on its way. No matter how hot the summer has been, the next season of the year will soon be upon us with home comforts, bronzed woodland hues and a pumpkin or two.
A 10-year-old girl has died after contracting a rare brain-eating amoeba while swimming in a Texas river.Lily Mae Avant contracted the parasite after swimming with her family in the Brazos river near Waco. She began having a headache, and her family then reported a fever. Days later, Lily began acting strangely, before becoming incoherent and unresponsive.