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Customers to get average £300 each after regulator finds many credit and loan agreements breeched consumer legislation Half a million people will share a £149m payout after the Office of Fair Trading uncovered widespread errors in credit and loan agreemen ...

The previous tenant had not paid her bills so BG was not allowing us to switch supplier When, in January, we moved into our new home we found that British Gas had broken in and installed a pay-as-you-go meter. It turned out that the previous owner had not ...

The Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton T.D., has today (15th July 2014) confirmed that marriages can be solemnised outdoors in a place that is open to the public.... ...

Caring is an activity most of us will do at some point in our lives but it usually goes on behind lace curtains. Top photographer Chris Steele-Perkins aims to change that by putting caring into sharp focus in his latest exhibition Dawn Hart’s son, Ethan, ...

#FPFriday Brings Family Planning Info to 20 Million in Nigeria

Blecyn George Monsi has more than 50,000 Twitter followers. Alaka Olanrewaju Mayowa has nearly 54,000. Victor Salami Aka Baba Ibeji has 253,000. On a recent Friday, all three of these Nigerian social media influencers were engaging their followers on fami ...

#lovemyapprenticeship photo and video contest!

Are you an apprentice? Then why not try your luck in our #lovemyapprenticeship contest – a photo and video competition running from 26 October to 23 November for apprentices across Europe. It’s your chance to show everyone how great your apprenticeship is ...

#MeToo movement in medicine: ‘Community of allies’ required to end culture of sexual harassment

The statistics are staggering. Up to 50% of female medical students report experiencing sexual harassment from faculty or staff, according to a consensus study report issued in June by The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM). ...

#MySocialRights photo competition- How do you perceive social rights in Europe?

Young people living in the EU are invited to submit up to three photos describing what #SocialRights mean to them and get the chance to attend the European Youth Event and win two interrail tickets. ...

#PooWatch

Police officers are waiting for a suspected drug dealer to go to the loo. But what's it doing to his insides? ...

#SoMe for the busy physician

the number of Americans using social media platforms to engage, learn, read the news and connect ...

#TheDress is a “trick” of the brain

Last week, social media was abuzz over a photo of a dress posted to the blogging site Tumblr. While the debate over whether the color of a dress is black and blue or white and gold continues, experts have tried to explain the scientific basis for the color ...

#thisgirlcan? I much prefer #thiswomandoes | Shelley Silas

There’s no doubt #thisgirlcan has made a difference. But the branding infantilises all of us who, in Maya Angelou’s words, see ourselves as phenomenal women I am a 57-year-old woman in excellent health. I love exercising, and my training gear: an assortme ...

#WearAHatDay for Brain Tumour Ireland

Members of the public are being urged to take part in a fundraiser this week, which aims to help people affected by brain tumours. A brain tumour is an abnormal growth of cells within the brain or the central spinal canal. The tumour can be malignant, mean ...

#WhatIt'sReallyLike

Young women with type 1 diabetes talk about the misunderstanding around the disease. ...

$1 Billion Planned for Cancer ‘Moonshot’

Researchers said the Obama administration’s spending proposal was a comparatively small sum in a field in which major advances often take many billions to achieve. ...

$1.8 million grant investigates sepsis biomarker

The NIH recently awarded researchers at Saint Louis University a $1,780,000 grant to investigate a potential biomarker that may detect sepsis more quickly, according to a press release. The CDC estimated that more than 1 million people are hospitalized ann ...

$1.9 million NIH grant supports nonantibiotic therapy for C. difficile

The NIH has awarded a $1.9 million grant to a University of Texas researcher supporting the development of nonantibiotic treatments for Clostridium difficile infection, according to a press release.“C. difficile has found multiple ways to survive several a ...

$10 million CDC grant supports center investigating vector-borne diseases

A $10 million grant from the CDC will support a new center managed by researchers at Cornell University who aim to better understand, prevent and treat vector-borne diseases such as West Nile, Zika and Lyme disease, according to a press release. The Northe ...

$100 million needed to fight HIV, HCV outbreaks due to opioids, organizations say

As governments across the nation focus on the opioid epidemic and the prevention of overdoses, the leading infectious disease organizations issued statements urging Congress to provide $100 million for the CDC’s Viral Hepatitis programs to prevent further ...

$15 million NIAID grant supports research on Ebola, Lassa fever survivors

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases recently awarded scientists at The Scripps Research Institute a $15 million grant to study survivors of viral disease outbreaks, according to a press release. Over the next 5 years, Kristian Anderse ...