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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, ...

#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 ...

#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 ...

#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 ...

$150 million contract supports development of HIV-prevention products

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the Division of AIDS will award researchers at SRI International up to $150 million to support the development of HIV microbicides and other nonvaccine pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, agents, ...

$17.6 million grant supports development of global vaccine manufacturing platform

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awarded a $17.6 million grant to researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University College London and University of Kansas for the development of a global vaccine manufacturing platform that can pr ...

$2 million grant supports phase 1 trial for hookworm vaccine

The NIH granted $2.1 million to researchers at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for a phase 1 trial assessing a hookworm vaccine in an endemic region in Brazil, according to a press release.“We have two separate vacci ...

$2.1 million project investigates how feeding wildlife spreads disease

The National Science Foundation’s Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases Program is funding a $2.1 million project that will study how birds can spread diseases to humans who feed them in public parks, according to a press release.Researchers from th ...

$2.5 million grant focuses on how vector-borne diseases become epidemics

Two Kansas State University researchers are among an international team that will use a $2.5 million grant to explore how vector-borne diseases spread across great distances and to learn how to better control epidemics, according to a press release.“We at ...

$3 million Center for Integrative Studies in IBD planned for Mount Sinai

The Sanford J. Grossman Charitable Trust has pledged $3 million to create the Center for Integrative Studies in Inflammatory Bowel Disease at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, which will strive to develop personalized treatments ...

$30 Million Program to Help Low-Income New Yorkers Get Mental Health Care

Chirlane McCray, the wife of Mayor Bill de Blasio and the chairwoman of the fund that is heading the program, said one in four New Yorkers has a diagnosable mental health disorder. ...

$31 million donated to Cleveland Clinic's Cole Eye Institute

The Cleveland Clinic’s Cole Eye Institute will receive a $31 million donation from Jeffrey and Patricia Cole to help expand the institute, according to a Cleveland Clinic press release.The institute, originally funded with a gift from Jeffrey Cole in 1999, ...

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