Bohemian Rhapsody becomes the oldest video to get 1bn views

[ad_1] Image copyright Queen / UMG Image caption The song reached number one twice - first in 1975 and again in 1991 following Freddie Mercury's death Bismillah! They will not let you go... Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody continues to break records as it enters its 44th year.The song has just become the oldest video to reach 1 billion views on YouTube. It is the first music video released in the 1970s,

YolanDa Brown: Music education ‘creates more well-rounded people’

[ad_1] Image copyright Guy Levy Image caption The CBeebies Prom was held over the weekend Jazz star YolanDa Brown says pressure must be brought to bear on politicians to understand the social benefits of music education.The presenter and musician was speaking at the CBeebies Prom at the Royal Albert Hall on Monday.In March, the BPI said English state schools have seen a 21% drop in music provision in the last

Canned laughter ‘makes jokes funnier’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Adding canned laughter to the punchline of jokes - even "dad jokes" - makes them funnier, according to a study. The effect was even bigger if real, spontaneous giggles accompanied a gag, the University College London scientists said. They tried out 40 different jokes, ranging from the groan-worthy to the hilarious, on 72 volunteers.The findings, in Current Biology, suggest laughter might be contagious or give

Pledge to end smoking in England by 2030

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The government is pledging to end smoking in England by 2030 as part of a range of measures to tackle the causes of preventable ill health.Promoting physical activity, developing guidelines on sleep and targeting those at risk of diabetes are also set out as priorities in the green paper. The policy document aims to reduce the number of years spent in poor health.Currently men and

‘How I got to medical school via A&E and the chicken shop’

[ad_1] Image copyright King's College London Image caption Medical student Yousef El Tawil once thought school was a waste of time "You'd see people getting stabbed. You'd see people getting robbed for their belongings."In 2010, aged 14, Yousef El Tawil, felt "swept into a vortex of pessimism".At the end of Year 9, instead of heading home after school to do his homework each day, he fell in with classmates who

Heatwave: How to keep cool and carry on in 35C

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP With a heatwave predicted to bring temperatures above 35C to parts of the UK over the next few days, how can the nation keep cool and carry on?Do I have to work during a heatwave?For those hoping to be given a day off, unfortunately, there are currently no laws in the UK about when it is too hot to work.Employers should provide a "reasonable" temperature in

UK newborn baby screening ‘not good enough’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images UK babies are missing out on checks for rare but serious health conditions, putting lives at risk, according to a report from the charity Genetic Alliance UK. The NHS offers newborns a blood test to screen for up to nine conditions. Many other European countries look for 20 or more illnesses and the US screens for more than 50, the charity says. The UK National

Resistant malaria spreading in South-East Asia

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Malaria parasites resistant to key drugs have spread rapidly in South-East Asia, researchers from the UK and Thailand say.The parasites have moved from Cambodia to Laos, Thailand and Vietnam, where half of patients are not being cured by first-choice drugs. Researchers say the findings raise the "terrifying prospect" drug-resistance could spread to Africa.However, experts said the implications may not be as severe as first thought.What

JS Ondara: The Kenyan rising star singing about life in Trump’s America

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Modest and quietly spoken but with a penchant for the nattiest threads this side of the Tana River, JS Ondara has, in the space of several years, moved to America, taught himself how to play guitar, released an album with Decca Records and supported rock royalty on a US tour."It's a little overwhelming in some ways, so I try not to think about it so

Contaminated blood inquiry: Welsh Government urged to take lead

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJennifer Hutchinson was diagnosed with hepatitis C, 34 years after receiving contaminated blood A lawyer representing dozens of victims of the contaminated blood scandal has urged the Welsh Government to take the lead in helping them.At least 300 victims from Wales were left with chronic or life-limiting conditions such as hepatitis or HIV after receiving contaminated blood products in the 1970s