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Only one in 10 very old people simply "slip away" when they die, a new study suggests. Just 10% of the oldest old have no symptoms such as pain, distress, depression or confusion at the time of death, researchers found. Experts from the University of Cambridge performed a retrospective analysis…
Former Conservative prime minister Sir Edward Heath would be questioned over allegations that he raped and indecently assaulted boys as young as 10 were he alive today, a controversial police report has said. A Wiltshire Police investigation, called Operation Conifer, concluded that seven of the claims would have been sufficiently…
A new report warns that drug recovery work in prison is largely futile unless suitable accommodation and support are available to prisoners after release. Research led by the University of York found that many prisoners experienced a ‘cliff edge’, receiving little or no professional support in the weeks preceding or…
A trust with around 500 nursing vacancies has admitted it is having difficulty recruiting and said it is considering filling some roles with other staff. The number of vacant nursing posts is likely to grow, Julie Smith, chief nurse at the University Hospitals of Leicester Trust, said. She told the…
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