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James Gallagher: Revolution in depression treatment?

By James Gallagher, Rachael Buchanan & Andrew Luck-Baker The Inflamed Mind, BBC Radio 4 It’s not very often we get to talk about a revolution in understanding and treating depression and yet now doctors are talking about “one of the … Continue reading

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Arrest laser pointer owners – CAA boss

People found carrying powerful laser pointers should be arrested, even if they are not in use, the head of the UK’s aviation regulator has said. Andrew Haines, chief executive of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), says new legislation is needed … Continue reading

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Perfume traces could help to solve crimes

Detecting traces of perfume could help in the fight against crime, a study suggests. Scientists have found that the chemical components of a fragrance can transfer from one person’s clothing to another’s – even if any contact is brief. The … Continue reading

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MPs call for ban on plastic microbeads

A worldwide ban on plastic microbeads in cosmetics should be imposed as soon as possible, MPs have demanded. The Environmental Audit Committee says the tiny balls of plastic used in shower gels and facial scrubs can even be found in … Continue reading

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HIV effort let down by test shortages, says WHO

A shortage of HIV testing could undermine global efforts to diagnose and treat people with the infection, warn experts from the World Health Organization. They looked at responses to annual surveys that the WHO had sent to 127 countries between … Continue reading

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Ladbrokes Iron Man 3 ad banned over 'child appeal'

An advert for bookmaker Ladbrokes featuring Marvel superhero Iron Man has been banned over fears it would appeal to children. The email, which featured an image from the film Iron Man 3, breached rules which say gambling ads must not … Continue reading

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GERS figures to show health of Scots economy

The Scottish government is to publish its latest calculation of taxation and spending in Scotland, as a guide to the health of Scotland’s public services. The Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland (GERS) publication has been brought forward from March next … Continue reading

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Louisiana floods: Obama 'heartbroken' after tour

President Barack Obama has toured the flood-ravaged areas of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he vowed to help residents rebuild in the coming months. “We are heartbroken by the loss of life,” he said after his tour. Mr Obama dismissed criticism … Continue reading

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North Korea 'fires missile from submarine'

North Korea has fired a submarine-based ballistic missile, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency says. The reported test follows an attempted launch last month that South Korea said failed in its initial flight stage. North Korea, believed to be developing nuclear … Continue reading

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Northampton 2-2 West Brom (4-3 pens)

League One Northampton Town came from behind to beat Premier League side West Bromwich Albion on penalties in the EFL Cup second round. Zander Diamond put the Cobblers ahead when he nodded in Brendan Moloney’s cross before James McClean levelled. … Continue reading

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