Socceroo Bailey Wright reveals private heartbreak after World Cup heroics

Bailey Wright had only just left the field after Australia’s famous win when he received the text. The Sunderland defender played his first World Cup minutes against Denmark as a substitute on Wednesday night, helping to protect a 1-0 lead that sealed the Socceroos’ spot in the round of 16. But he was in tears […]


Identifying optimal blood tests for the development of new Alzheimer’s therapies

A new study has identified which blood tests are best at detecting Alzheimer’s disease during the earliest stages, and another blood test that is optimal for detecting relevant treatment effects. These findings will speed up the development of new therapies that can slow down the disease progression. The Swedish study lead by Professor Oskar Hanssson, […]


Centeno wants ECB to send clear message of gentler rate hikes

The European Central Bank should slow the pace of interest rate hikes from December and send a clear message that 75-basis-point increases are not the norm, as inflation is likely to peak this quarter, ECB policymaker Mario Centeno said. The ECB has raised interest rates by a record 75 basis points at each of its […]


AI-generated answers temporarily banned on coding Q&A site Stack Overflow

Stack Overflow, the go-to question-and-answer site for coders and programmers, has temporarily banned users from sharing responses generated by AI chatbot ChatGPT. The site’s mods said that the ban was temporary and that a final ruling would be made some time in the future after consultation with its community. But, as the mods explained, ChatGPT […]


Concern grows as latest clue brings no joy in hunt for missing X Factor star Levi Davis

A close friend of missing X Factor star Levi Davis says he is growing ‘more concerned’ at the lack of a breakthrough in the investigation. Police confirmed that a passport discovered in Barcelona did belong to the TV personality and rugby player, more than three weeks since he disappeared. But former England rugby player Tom […]


Expectations, tactics, armbands: Denmark’s Qatar postmortem begins

Was it the expectations? Was it the armbands? Was it the tinkering? Or did Denmark just not have what it took to progress as expected at this World Cup? The postmortem can now begin for the team ranked 10th in the world, because Kasper Hjulmand’s men are going home. Their second defeat was in keeping […]


Prostate cancer testing in Sweden a study on cost and effectiveness

Prostate cancer constitutes an essential public health issue, as it is a major cause of male deaths. Early detection through an organized testing program with the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test and systematic biopsy is not in place in most countries due to the risk of over-diagnosis and over-treatment of low-risk cancers. Now there are two […]


Europe’s STOXX 600 hits over 3-month highs; Credit Suisse drops after flagging hefty loss

Europe’s STOXX 600 index closed higher on Wednesday as gains in miners offset losses in Credit Suisse after its profit warning, while investors awaited minutes of the Federal Reserve and European Central Bank’s last policy meetings for clues on future interest rate hikes. The continent-wide index (.STOXX) rose 0.6% to its strongest level since Aug. […]


Student ‘too embarrassed to go to lectures’ blows university loan on £3k gastric sleeve

A student splurged her student loan on a new body, using the money to pay for weight loss surgery abroad. Megan Fowler topped the scales at 24 stone after spending her cash on unhealthy takeaways. The 22-year-old was so embarrassed about her weight that she started attending lectures online instead of in person. After seeing […]