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Children who have been sexually exploited are being refused compensation by a Government agency on the grounds that they "consented" to their abuse, according to campaigners. They say victims as young as 12 have been denied payouts even if the perpetrators have been jailed. A coalition of charities including Barnardo's…
Parents are being urged to think carefully about whether their child can be left home alone, as figures suggest that more people are raising concerns about youngsters being left during the school holidays. The NSPCC said it received more than 1,200 calls and emails last summer about children being left…
Being single or widowed increases the risk of dementia, research suggests. A review of 14 studies presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in London found that, when compared with married people, those who were single had a 42% increased risk of dementia. Meanwhile, people who were widowed saw their…
A Mediterranean-style diet that is rich in oily fish, fresh vegetables and nuts could help cut the risk of dementia, research suggests. New studies presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in London examined links between diet and dementia and found that following a nutrient-rich diet helps keep the brain…
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