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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.
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
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?
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.
Silver Line launched
Silver Line launched
Loneliness carries a stigma, especially for an older generation too proud to ask for help. Silver Line is here to help.