There have already been outbreaks in Manchester, London, Edinburgh, and Birmingham, but deaths are not centrally recorded.
Australia can indeed be an intimidating place, which is why the grey nomads are entirely worthy of respect.
I’ve had relatives plead with me to hasten their loved one’s end, pointing out (accurately) that we wouldn’t allow an animal to go on that way. With these deaths, control and dignity have been lost.
A toxic cocktail of under-pressure local authorities and low staffing has the NHS on the brink.
How to stop young people smoking – put a bloody great curtain in front of the fags!
Increasing numbers of female migrants are not seeking antenatal care because they fear high costs or being thrown out of the UK.
Huge gains have been made by the United Nations’ Global Malaria Programme, reaching a crucial Millennium Development Goal.
The House of Commons is debating the Assisted Dying Bill, which, if passed, would allow doctors to prescribe a lethal drug dose to terminally ill patients who are deemed to have less than six months to live.
Loneliness among the elderly is, on one level, a manifestation of the atomisation, anonymity and hyper-individualism that characterises British society in the twenty-first century.
EnChroma, a US company, has created lenses which (they claim) bring colour to the colourblind. But do they work, and if so, how?
Steve Silberman’s Neurotribes, winner of the 2015 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-fiction, champions “neurodiversity”.
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