• Health regulator gagged own staff against speaking of failures

    Health regulator gagged own staff against speaking of failures

    The Care Quality Commission has been criticised for failing to act on concerns of residents being abused by care home staff and reducing the number of inspections to focus on registering organisations instead, a report said. One of the key ...

  • School league tables causing drop in standards

    School league tables causing drop in standards

    The annual league tables rank schools by their exam results, but critics say this encourages heads to pour resources into helping below-average pupils achieve the bare minimum in pursuit of “perverse” targets. It could explain why British pupils rank increasingly ...

  • Half a million Macs infected by ‘Flashback’ Trojan

    Half a million Macs infected by ‘Flashback’ Trojan

    Apple has already issued a fix for the problem, but Russian web security firm Dr Web claimed that 600,000 Macs were now infected, with 274 even identifying themselves as coming from Cupertino, California, where Apple is based. The infection is ...

  • Britain risks becoming a nation of pill poppers

    Britain risks becoming a nation of pill poppers

    Professor Sarah Harper, director of the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, said using drugs to prevent the worst effects of lifestyle illnesses was likely to become more and more common in the future. Cholesterol-lowering statins are already taken by up ...

  • Just one glass of wine a day linked to breast cancer: research

    Just one glass of wine a day linked to breast cancer: research

    A review of research on alcohol and breast cancer has found that just one drink a day can increase the risk of breast cancer by five per cent. Women drinking ‘heavily’ by having three or more drinks a day are ...

  • Schoolgirl hanged herself while psychiatrist was on sick leave

    Schoolgirl hanged herself while psychiatrist was on sick leave

    Melissa had started receiving psychatric help after being found in a distressed and suicidal state at Beachey Head in Sussex in August 2009. She had travelled secretly by train to the notorious suicide clifftop the day before publication of her ...

  • Mexico City G20 Communique: full text

    Mexico City G20 Communique: full text

    Meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors 1. We, the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors, met to address ongoing economic and financial challenges and to agree on a way forward to fulfill the mandates given to us ...

 
 

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