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'Skunk-like cannabis' increases risk of psychosis, study suggests
'Skunk-like cannabis' increases risk of psychosis, study suggests
Smoking potent cannabis was linked to 24% of new psychosis cases analysed in a new study.
Binge-drinking continues to fall in young adults
Binge-drinking continues to fall in young adults
Binge-drinking among young adults in Britain is continuing to fall, figures from the Office for National Statistics show
Dementia hits women hardest says study
Dementia hits women hardest says study
Research finds disease now leading cause of death in British women; many are also carers before succumbing themselves
Doctors urged to promote exercise
Doctors urged to promote exercise
The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges says doctors should take a leading role in encouraging their patients to do more exercise, and that it should be classed as a "wonder drug".
Arthritis in your 20s: what's life like when you can't brush your hair?
Arthritis in your 20s: what's life like when you can't brush your hair?
In the UK, 27,000 people under 25 have some form of arthritis. How do they cope with a disease usually linked to old age?
Inactivity 'kills more than obesity'
Inactivity 'kills more than obesity'
A lack of exercise could be killing twice as many people as obesity in Europe, a 12-year study of more than 300,000 people suggests. Find out more.
Five Ways to Wellbeing Report
Five Ways to Wellbeing Report
The New Economics Foundation (NEF) recently released a study on evidence based actions that lead to improvements in well being.
Open Age phone groups attract national attention
Open Age phone groups attract national attention
Open Age have been running weekly debates and creative writing classes over the phone for older people in Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea. The Guardian newspaper has published an article on a ground-breaking scheme which is helping people who find it difficult to get out and about, and who are otherwise socially isolated, to stay in touch with the outside world and make new friends.
A new type of bank account / courier scam
A new type of bank account / courier scam
Please be aware of a new type of fraud which has been identified, in which criminals are stealing money from people, and / or tricking them to allow access to their bank accounts.
A change to inheritance laws
A change to inheritance laws
As of 1st October there has been a change to the law covering the rights of people whose spouses or civil partners die without making a will.