Health

Hospital noise levels growing worse, say researchers

Image copyright PA Noise levels in hospitals are getting worse, research suggests. Anyone who has ever stayed overnight in a hospital will know how difficult it can be to sleep, surrounded by staff, machinery, trolleys and telephones. In the UK, 40% of hospital patients are bothered by noise at night, according to in-patient surveys. But […]

US & World

Israel’s Netanyahu survives early poll threat

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Netanyahu had strongly opposed calling early elections Israel’s government appears to have survived a possible collapse after a key partner withdrew a threat to leave the coalition and force snap elections. Naftali Bennett, of the Jewish Home party, had signalled he would quit, but announced on Monday he would […]