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Eating plenty of leafy green vegetables every day could ward off dementia in later life, new research suggests. A study of elderly people found those who ate around one serving of leafy greens each day had brains that were the equivalent of 11 years younger than those who never or…
The Metropolitan Police has removed from active duty the detective in charge of two collapsed rape trials that prompted Scotland Yard to urgently review around 30 sex cases due to go to trial. Further cases at an earlier stage in the justice process will also be examined, as the force…
Cells that can survive doses of antibiotics and lie resting in a dormant state may hold a key to understanding antibiotic resistance, researchers say. A study found the vast majority of the 1.3% of bacteria cells that survived treatment with the antibiotic ampicillin were live but not growing. These cells…
Local authorities are to be allowed to raise council tax by up to 5.99% next year, after a further relaxation of the Government-imposed cap to address shortfalls in funding for social care. But social care service leaders branded the move "woefully inadequate", while the Local Government Association (LGA) said it…
The MS Society has said it is concerned that a proposal to withdraw five treatments for multiple sclerosis (MS) from the NHS could limit people’s ability to manage living with the condition. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has today recommended that five MS treatments should no…
Homelessness in England is a "national crisis" and the Government's approach to tackling the problem has been an "abject failure", according to a damning report. More than 9,000 people are sleeping rough on the streets and over 78,000 households, including 120,000 children, are homeless and living in temporary accommodation, often…
A charity has unveiled what it claims is the world's first vending machine for the homeless. Action Hunger installed the device in the Broadmarsh Centre in Nottingham to provide food, socks and toothbrushes, among other essentials, to people sleeping rough at Christmas. The machines can only be accessed with a…
Scotland Yard has launched a major review of its sex crime investigations after the collapse of two rape cases in a week. The force has announced every live case, where the Metropolitan Police is in discussion with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), will be examined. It came after a second…
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