Anorexia ‘improved by electrode therapy’

Anorexia ‘improved by electrode therapy’

Image copyright Thinkstock Deep brain stimulation – implanting electrodes deep in the brain – could be a new way to treat severe anorexia nervosa, a Canadian study suggests. Scientists studied 16 people with severe anorexia and found the treatment helped reduce depression and anxiety and in some cases prompted weight gain. Researchers say further, larger […]

How do you move an oil platform from China to the UK?

25 February 2017 Last updated at 10:46 GMT A semi-submersible ship carrying an oil platform is going from Shengsi County in China to the North Sea Oil Field in the UK. How do you move an oil platform from China to the UK?

Sean Spicer challenged about White House media ban

The White House has barred several major media organisations including the BBC, CNN, the New York Times from attending an informal press briefing, with no reason given. When asked why some were excluded, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said it was his decision to “expand the pool” of reporters. Sean Spicer challenged about White […]

Fire crews in China battle tower block blaze

People were left trapped as emergency services battled a fire in Nanchang, China. At least two people were killed, and 16 taken to hospital, Nanchang’s fire department said. Fire crews in China battle tower block blaze

Trying to make it in the real La La Land

The smash hit La La Land, which follows the struggles of an aspiring actress and jazz musician in Los Angeles, is up for a whopping 14 Oscar nominations on Sunday. But what is life really like for the young and talented of Hollywood? The BBC met a real-life “Mia” and “Sebastian” to find out. Video […]

Trump rejects DHS intelligence report on travel ban – Fox News

Officials in President Trump’s administration Friday downplayed an intelligence report by the Homeland Security Department that contradicts the White House’s main arguement for implementing a travel ban on seven predominantly Muslim countries. The report, which was viewed by The Wall Street Journal and Associated Press, determined that the “country of citizenship is unlikely to be […]

Terrorism and Trump’s Travel Ban – FactCheck.org

Stephen Miller, a senior White House policy adviser, claimed that 72 people from the seven countries covered by President Donald Trump’s 90-day travel ban “have been implicated in terroristic activity in the United States” since the 9/11 attacks. That’s a gross exaggeration. Miller cited an analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies that covered alleged terror cases […]

Syria: Twin attacks on Homs security bases kill dozens

Syria: Twin attacks on Homs security bases kill dozens

Image copyright AFP Image caption Syrian TV showed the aftermath of the bombings Gunmen and suicide bombers have attacked security bases in the western Syrian city of Homs killing at least 32 people. State TV said the local head of military intelligence was among the dead. Some reports put the death toll at more than […]