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3 days ago
She was let down by the system but I have come to respect the decision of the court – so should my fellow doctorsSince Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba was struck off the medical register, the medical community has been in uproar. Irate voices continue to be heard within hospitals as well as on online blogs a[...]
HealthHealth and CareCriminal Justice
3 days ago
The need for a cure for dementia is pressing, but practical solutions to benefit those with the condition are also vitalSocial care faces an annual funding gap of £2.3bn by 2021 – by which time nearly a million people in the UK will be living with dementia. With no way to slow or stop the disease[...]
PolicyHealth and CareGovernment Policy
3 days ago
The latest NHS reorganisation has reawakened fears of privatisation. Only a Labour government can bury them once and for allAfter Brexit, David Cameron’s second worst legacy is his assault on the NHS. His explosive 2012 Health and Social Care Act was designed to privatise it into sm[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
3 days ago
Evidence of effectiveness remains ‘limited’, says Medical Journal of Australia editorialDoctors have been warned against rushing to prescribe medical cannabis despite Australians’ acceptance of its use.To date, the evidence on the effectiveness of medical cannabis remains “limited”, say Je[...]
HealthEducationHealth and Care
3 days ago
Blood and urine test, believed to be first of its kind, could lead to earlier diagnosis of autism spectrum disordersScientists say they have developed a blood and urine test that can detect autism in children.Researchers at the University of Warwick said the test, believed to be the first of its kin[...]
Children and ParentingEducationDisabilities
3 days ago
Therapies may one day enable healthy part of brain to take over tasks from damaged areas
Adults who have experienced a stroke may one day be able to take a drug to help their brain “rewire” itself, so that tasks once carried out by now-damaged areas can be taken over by other regions, resear[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingHealth and Care
3 days ago
Researchers find elderly people with high cognitive function have more of a certain type of brain cell“Superagers” have long puzzled scientists, but now researchers say they are unpicking why some people live beyond 80 – and still appear to be in fine fettle, with cognitive capacities on a par[...]
HealthGerontology
3 days ago
Survey finds majority of colleges run online training but only a third have involved a sexual assault support service in setting it upAustralia’s official university structures are lagging behind student awareness and understanding of sexual assault and consent, survivor advocacy groups have said.[...]
Education
3 days ago
Husband of murdered MP denies allegations but admits ‘mistakes’ while at Save the ChildrenThe husband of the murdered MP Jo Cox has resigned from the two charities he set up in her memory after being publicly accused of sexual assault. Brendan Cox has stepped down from his posts at More in Commo[...]
CharitiesChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismEducationCriminal Justice
3 days ago
Seriously ill patients having to wait for hours for paramedics to arrive, says NHS boss

Patients who have a stroke or heart attack are at risk of harm because so many ambulances are stuck at A&E units that they cannot respond quickly enough to 999 calls, an NHS boss has said.The admission[...]
HealthHealth and CareGerontologyGovernment Policy
4 days ago
Government announces $31m program after mutation in virus contributed to more than 1,100 deaths last yearOlder Australians will be given free, stronger flu vaccinations by the federal government in an effort to prevent another deadly outbreak.More than 1,100 people across Australia died from the flu[...]
Health
4 days ago
Groundbreaking Demos study reveals ‘culture of disbelief’ about disability among jobcentre staff leads to money being dockedDisabled people receiving state benefits have been hit with a million sanctions in less than a decade, according to alarming new evidence that they are being discriminated [...]
Disabilities
4 days ago
Ten days of damaging ‘sex scandal’ headlines for Oxfam have rocked public trust in the whole sector. How can it be restored?At an Oxfam shop in Haringey, north London, a volunteer was rearranging the window display. “People have been very nice and supportive,” she said, looking back on a wee[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
4 days ago
Jewish and Muslim leaders condemn first European country to propose banIceland is poised to become the first European country to outlaw male circumcision amid signs that the ritual common to both Judaism and Islam may be a new battleground over religious freedom.A bill currently before the Icelandic[...]
HealthHealth and CareCriminal Justice
4 days ago
If the aid charity takes steps to sort itself out then we must not allow our outrage to cloud our sense of perspectiveTrust takes years to build, seconds to break and forever to repair. Oxfam is the latest organisation to feel the force of that old saw. The humanitarian agency was congratulating its[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
4 days ago
Few in government can now deny that our jail system is in severe crisis. Yet no one seems to want to tackle itIt is highly likely that Khader Ahmed Saleh felt fear in the weeks before he was murdered. And if he did, the wiry young father from London’s tight-knit Somali community would not have bee[...]
Children and ParentingCriminal Justice
4 days ago
Observer analysis of inspection reports shows two in five jails are unsafe and inadequate conditions prevail in over two-thirdsThe scale of the crisis engulfing Britain’s prisons can be revealed, after an Observer investigation found that two-thirds are providing inmates with inadequate conditions[...]
Criminal Justice
4 days ago
Thinktank warns number of new low-cost houses must soar to address ‘woeful shortage’Ministers are planning to build just a sixth of the affordable rented homes needed to meet demand, according to a damning assessment of England’s crisis-hit housing market.Nearly 600 extra low-cost rented homes[...]
HousingHousing and Poverty
5 days ago
Laura Freeman had the eating disorder since her teens, but the enticing food conjured by Charles Dickens and Laurie Lee set her freeLaura Freeman was first diagnosed with anorexia aged 14. A decade later she had begun to rebuild her life but still struggled with her attitude to food, eating small po[...]
5 days ago
Like many officers, I do not want a two-tier system. Everyone deserves a good service – not just those who can afford it
A meet and greet service from your car or nearest Tube station. A hotline to your local bobby, whose location you can track on your iPad. Dedicated patrols. A 100% conviction[...]
Criminal Justice
5 days ago
Aid agencies are learning how to deal with sexual misconduct more sensitively – let’s give them space to do soThe #MeToo movement has been sparking change across the world. Now the humanitarian community has become the latest sector forced to recognise it has a serious problem that has been negl[...]
Charities
5 days ago
As more US states legalise marijuana, more women are stepping up to meet the need for weed. Meet the entrepreneurs cutting through the stigmaLike most other American industries, marijuana has traditionally been dominated by men. Overwhelmingly they grew it, they dealt it and they smoked it. Hopes th[...]
WomenChildren and ParentingHealth and CareWomens Issues
5 days ago
They might be victims of rape, or witnesses to murder. But can they really be relied upon to tell the truth at trial?In the playroom, perched high above suburban rooftops, it feels as if you’re sailing in a sturdy little boat. Outside, beyond the fields, the sea is a strip of hazy grey-blue that g[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingCriminal Justice
5 days ago
Figures released to mark 1DWU event show annual contribution of migrants working in sectorMigrants working in the adult social care sector contribute £4.4bn to the English economy annually, according to figures released to mark the One Day Without Us (1DWU) event. Now in its second year, 1DWU celeb[...]
HealthHealth and Care
5 days ago
Government urged to act on domestic violence reforms promised in Queen’s speechHalf of all children identified as being in need of help by councils have experienced or witnessed domestic violence, the Local Government Association has said. But cuts to local services mean councils are struggling to[...]
ChildrenChildren and Parenting
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