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The five: ways to slow the onset of Alzheimers

Various ways to check the progress of the disease Drugs Last week, a US biotechnology company suggested to reduce cognitive decline. Limiting saturated fats and simple carbohydrates benefit the cardiovascular system, having an effect on overall health. While evidence based on these dietary recommendations is not yet conclusive, increased consumption of fresh fruit, vegetables and […]

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The Guardian view on David Cameron’s memoirs | Editorial

Editorial: When great power comes with great irresponsibility The publication of extracts from David Camerons memoirs casts a chill light on the flaws of the British political system. The interest lies not in the detail of who stabbed whose back or which Closet racists, fruitcakes, he called them. However true this judgment appears now that […]

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Maine city offers homeless people tents as it faces affordable housing shortage

Officials in Bangor say rules mean they cant put people into temporary housing like hotel rooms in nice weather Facing a shortage of affordable housing or shelter accommodation options, Maines homeless people, or those at imminent risk of becoming homeless, are being offered tents and camping gear, according to officials. The general assistance administrator for […]

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I cant write about a world without rape because I dont live in one

Women read and write crime fiction as a way to understand real experience. I was raped and being told by the Staunch prize that books like mine are preventing justice is outrageous That rape cases are hard to prosecute is no shocker, but the claim that crime writers are partly to blame shocked me. The […]

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‘I see pain in her eyes’ the 3.6m masterpiece that went to jail

A powerful painting by Artemisia Gentileschi, depicting the torturing of Saint Catherine, is touring Britain. What did the women of Send Prison make of the chilling work? Two women are chatting in front of a painting of Catherine of Alexandria, a saint martyred in the fourth century. The figure is shown leaning on a wheel […]

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Homophobic and transphobic hate crimes surge in England and Wales

Offences double since 2014 against gay and lesbian people and treble against trans people, Guardian analysis reveals Homophobic and transphobic hate crimes, including stalking, harassment and violent assault, have more than doubled in England and Wales over five years, a Guardian analysis has shown. The rate of LGBT hate crime per capita rose by 144% […]

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Changing more than pronouns: a non-binary teen fights education laws

Santi Ceballos worked to change Arizonas curriculum laws that focused sex education on heterosexuality and left them out Sometimes, other kids call Santi it. Its sort of like treating me as a different species, said Santi Ceballos, who goes by they/them pronouns, looking straight into the camera for a video produced by the video was […]

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Suspected serial rapist may have been freed from jail early in error

Police hunt Joseph McCann as urgent review is launched into his release on licence An urgent review has been launched over fears that an extremely dangerous Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/may/01/urgent-review-over-serial-suspect-freed-early-from-prison

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Measles cases hit 25-year high in US amid anti-vaxx movement

Number of cases approaches 700 as experts warn other vaccine-preventable illnesses could see a comeback Measles in the US has climbed to its highest level in 25 years, closing in on 700 cases this year in a resurgence largely attributed to misinformation that is turning parents against vaccines. This is alarming, said Dr William Schaffner, […]

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US presidential candidates cant afford to ignore welfare reform | Zaid Jilani

The number of Americans living on less than $2 a day has doubled from 1996 to 2015 and researchers point to the law as one of the drivers of extreme poverty In late 2015, a pair of researchers success. Former Wisconsin governor Tommy Thompson, another early advocate for welfare reform, was similarly unrepentant. It did […]

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