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BBC News - Health

Sepsis: New rapid test 'could save thousands of lives'

Researchers have developed a test that can detect the condition in minutes - instead of up to 72 hours.

Parents of sick babies need more leave, charity says

Parents of sick babies need more paternity and maternity leave, a neonatal charity says.

Short bursts of intense exercise 'better for weight loss'

Researchers suggest bursts of high intensity workouts, like sprinting, are more effective for weight loss.

News from UK Parliament

General debate on banning the consumption of dog meat

Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on banning the consumption of dog meat in the UK

General debate on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework

Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework

Government must end era of throwaway fashion

The Environmental Audit Committee report on Fixing Fashion: Clothing consumption and sustainability published

BigHospitality News

Michelin awards Bib Gourmands to 27 restaurants

Adam Handlingâs The Frog E1 and the Galvin brothersâ Essex pub are among the 27 winners of Michelin Bib Gourmands 2018.

Friday Five: the week's top news

From the 2018 Michelin Bib Gourmand winners to a new strategy to tackling the chef shortage, we round-up the top stories you might have missed this week.

Outlaw’s head chef Tom Brown to open debut solo restaurant

Outlawâs at The Capital head chef Tom Brown has moved on to set up his own restaurant

National Geographic Photo of the Day

Neon Nights

With raindrops no longer falling, this street in Beijing, China, hums back to life under the glow of neon signs. Your Shot photographer Caue Ferraz took this photo in the neighborhood around Jingshan Park, a 57-acre green space with views into the Forbidd

Sandy Oasis

Anguilla, a British territory in the Caribbean, is a nation of tranquility, but Sandy Island takes it to another level. This speck of sand in the bright blue waters is constantly reshaped by the ocean and weather, and visitors to the cay are encouraged to

Golden Hills

Your Shot photographer Hannah Overeem captured this shot of her dog, Badger, an Australian cattle dog, in Chino Hills, California. She writes that the contrast of the golden field and blue-and-white sky give this image a “surreal” look. This photo was su

New Scientist - Home

Signal of first known exomoon may actually be from Jupiter-like planet

There have been several hints of a moon orbiting the exoplanet Kepler-1625b, but now researchers say these signals might actually point to a Jupiter-like planet

Grapes in a microwave generate a fiery plasma and now we know why

For years people have been uploading videos of the blazing eruption caused by microwaving sliced grapes – but the explanations were all wrong

This optical illusion breaks your brain for 15 milliseconds

Showing this optical illusion to monkeys reveals it works by tricking the neurons that perceive global motion into overriding those that track local motions

Social care | The Guardian

Health and rail plans sidelined ahead of Brexit deadline

Civil servants working on vital health, education and transport policies are redeployed to deal with farming and fishingCabinet ministers are being told that some of their most prized projects cannot be developed because so many officials have been divert

Parents to fight ‘farming out’ of children to care homes far away

Vulnerable youngsters ‘put at risk’ hundreds of miles from familiesA group of parents are planning legal action to ensure their children are housed in residential care homes close to where they live. Their move comes as an MPs’ inquiry starts this week in

With councils and the NHS at loggerheads, vital services are at risk | Richard Vize

As with Brexit negotiations, some people prefer to walk away or refuse to budge, rather than work together to find solutions Who should run local health and care services, especially public health services, is becoming an increasingly tense battleground b