April 8, 2019

The long-term impact for babies born with brain injuries

Wilder's brain was injured due to a lack of oxygen at birth, now researchers want to find out the long-term impact.
April 8, 2019

Prison TV channel run by inmates praised by inspectors

Inside TV aims to rehabilitate inmates and has featured a drama showing crime's impact on victims.
April 8, 2019

Victoria creator Daisy Goodwin rues ‘demoralising’ Line of Duty battle

Daisy Goodwin, creator of the ITV drama, says the "dark art" of TV scheduling can be "demoralising".
April 8, 2019

The rise of male ‘modest’ Islamic fashion

Meet the community of designers and models trying to inspire a new fashion genre.
April 8, 2019

Getting South Asians into graphic novels

Frustrated by the lack of South Asians in comic books, Sha Nazir founded BHP Comics, Scotland's only independent graphic novel publisher.
April 8, 2019

Libya’s UN-backed government calls airport airstrike a ‘war crime’

Tripoli's only working airport was targeted in an airstrike on Monday, as forces loyal to renegade Libyan general Khalifa Haftar continued their advance on the capital, ignoring international calls for a truce.
April 8, 2019

iOS users who don’t own an Apple Watch yet are just risking their health at this point

Reddit user ClockworkWXVII shared a harrowing experience over the weekend, writing in a post about being at home laying in bed, watching TV and eating, thinking everything was totally fine. All of a sudden, the user's Apple Watch noted that his "heart rate was stupid fast," which prompted a call for help. Emergency responders arrived and "found me in serious trouble," resulting in a rush to the hospital and a trip to the trauma section.

"I felt totally fine before everything happened, and then notifications, and then BAM, everything goes nuts," the Reddit user recounted, explaining that the watch spotted symptoms of tachycardia, a dangerous condition characterized by a rapid heartbeat. An appointment with a cardiologist was scheduled the day after the hospital visit.

It was a lucky turn events that this person happened to be wearing an Apple Watch that could spot a potential heart problem. At this point, though, it may also be worth pointing out the obvious -- there have been so many stories like this by now, so many instances of potentially dangerous heart activity being caught early, that it doesn't seem unfair to point out the obvious. iOS users who don't own an Apple Watch yet, what are you waiting for? You could make a case that you're actually just risking your health at this point by not having one. Yes, this is one of the big selling points Apple is pushing in its messaging about the product. And for good reason. Even before the ECG feature was available in the watch, a study with some 400,000 participants found that even earlier models of the watch were able to correctly identify instances of atrial fibrillation, which is characterized by an irregular heartbeat. The watch's ECG feature debuted in the Apple Watch Series 4, and it's helped correctly ID scores of heart irregularities in users. In a pair of updates to the original Reddit post, user ClockworkWXVII noted that upon arrival to the hospital, a doctor eventually brought in results showing "while all the chambers of the heart were beating like they should, they were doing so at an abnormally fast rate." The post was a little emotional, but for a certainly understandable reason. "100% thank you apple for making an amazing accessory and tool that helps people stay not dead," it continues at one point, again serving as a reminder that the product is a lot more than a shiny wearable from the iPhone maker and has an abundance of health benefits. Benefits like the nudges to make yourself more active, as well as features that are relied on like the user in this Reddit post to catch potentially life-threatening conditions.
April 8, 2019

Brexit escape room: Can these MPs get out?

Layla Moran, Andrew Bridgen and Yasmin Qureshi take on the challenge - but can they succeed?
April 8, 2019

Federal judge blocks Trump administration policy targeting asylum seekers

One day after Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigned from her post, a federal judge in San Francisco, California, blocked one of her most sinister policies targeting asylum seekers. U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg issued a preliminary injunction against Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) — also known as “Remain in Mexico” — a […]
April 8, 2019

Newspaper headlines: Divorce shake-up and PM ‘told she is problem’

Several newspapers lead with plans to change decades-old divorce laws.