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A care home worker who sprayed an aerosol can in the face of a 77-year-old woman with dementia has been convicted of an ill-treatment offence. Susan Draper, 43, is the second care worker convicted of ill-treating Betty Boylan after her family rigged up a covert camera in her room. Birmingham…
One night of disturbed sleep increases levels of a brain protein linked to Alzheimer's disease, research has shown. A week of tossing and turning boosts another molecule implicated in the destruction of brain cells, the same study found. Increasing evidence suggests an association between poor sleep and a greater risk…
A prison nurse has been jailed after smuggling a mobile phone into jail and forming an "inappropriate relationship" with an inmate, police have said. Elizabeth Hutton, 50, was sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court to 20 months in prison after pleading guilty to misconduct in a public office and taking the…
Treatment with the "cuddle" hormone oxytocin can improve the social abilities of some children with autism, research has shown. Scientists used a nasal spray to administer the hormone or an inactive "dummy" placebo to 32 autistic children twice daily for a month. Children who had the lowest natural levels of…
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