TV Providers Discount Fraud Alert

Fraudsters are cold-calling victims, purporting to be from a Television (TV) provider offering a discount on their monthly subscription.  Victims have been told the following: their subscription needs to be renewed; that part or all, of the TV equipment has expired...

The Brain Tour

From movement to memory, find out what different parts of the brain do, and how they can be affected by dementia. Alzheimer’s Research UK ← Sleep deprivation link to Alzheimer’s protein TV Providers Discount Fraud Alert...

Sleep deprivation link to Alzheimer’s protein

Researchers in the US have found a link between a single night of sleep deprivation and increased levels of amyloid protein in brain regions implicated in Alzheimer’s disease. The study, published today in the journal PNAS, adds to existing evidence pointing to a link...

Cancer researchers need phones to process data

A cancer research team hopes to build a network of more than 100,000 UK smartphones to help process data while their owners sleep. Phone owners can get involved by downloading an app and donating some of their wi-fi or data plan. The handsets will need to be switched...

Avoid Online Investment Scams

Investing can be a minefield for beginners and experienced traders alike. Not only do beginners have to learn new financial instruments and trading lingo, but they also have to be on guard against the slew of scammers and fraudsters seeking to prey on novice traders....

Staying safe online

The internet is a great way to stay in touch with family and friends and it can make your life easier. You can do your shopping online, get better access to health and information services or use it for entertainment.  But there are dangers and you need to protect...

Benefit Rates 2018

A list of the benefit and pension rates for 2018. As the new financial year comes around, the updated rates for benefit payments in 2018 have been released. Benefit rates for disability benefits and premiums, Carer’s Allowance, and all carer’s elements and premiums...

Accessible Gardening

One sector of the population is actually getting plenty of exercise – certainly at this time of year. Gardeners! All the gardening chores we carry out keep us moving and burn calories, as well as improving mental health, and ensuring a top up of vitamin D, when the...