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NHS must prepare for ‘huge’ demand for new Alzheimer’s drugs, experts warn

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:01:00 +0000

New medicines that alter the progress of Alzheimer’s may be three years away.(image)

Longer-living urban blackbirds have reduced bill of health, study finds

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:01:00 +0000

Genetic differences show that blackbirds living in cities suffer premature ageing(image)

Double mastectomy increases survival chances of women with breast cancer gene

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 23:00:00 +0000

Removal of both breasts reduces chances of cancer death for BRCA1 but not BRCA2 gene mutation carriers(image)

Trump congratulates Putin on fourth election win and suggest 'arms race' top of agenda

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 21:19:43 +0000

President Donald Trump has called Russian President Vladimir Putin to congratulate him on his re-election to a fourth term.(image)

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Church of England introduces contactless payment to bring collection plate into the digital age

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 20:55:25 +0000

The Church of England is bringing the collection plate into the digital age with the introduction of contactless payment terminals across every diocese in the UK.(image)

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Rocket attack in Damascus kills 35 people attending market

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 20:26:00 +0000

Rockets fired on a market in a government-controlled area of Damascus killed 35 people and wounded more than 20 others, Syrian state-run media has said.(image)

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Canada proposes tightening gun laws

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 20:10:59 +0000

Gun retailers in Canada would be required to keep records of firearms inventory and sales for at least 20 years under government legislation introduced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government.(image)

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Cambridge Analytica chief suspended; Board promise independent investigation

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 22:00:00 +0000

$1 The board of Cambridge Analytica has announced it has suspended chief executive Alexander Nix with immediate effect and promised a full investigation whose findings will be made public.(image)

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Ariel exoplanet mission given the go-ahead

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 18:34:06 +0000

British scientists to study atmospheres of planets orbiting distant stars.(image)

Animals on the brink of extinction: Five species who need action now

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 18:40:00 +0000

As we wave goodbye to the world’s last male northern white rhino,$1 looks at more species we can’t risk losing.(image)