Lack of deep sleep in old age "can contribute significantly to memory loss"

Lack of deep sleep in old age 'can contribute significantly to memory loss'People in their 70s did worse in a memory test than those in their 20s, even though they had same hours of restMonitoring showed quality of sleep enjoyed by older people up to 75 per cent worseResearchers suggest by stimulating deeper sleep, it may be possible to boost memory maintenance in the elderly By Nick Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 20:44 GMT, 27 January 2013 | UPDATED: 20:44 GMT, 27 January 2013 A lack of deep restorative sleep in older people significantly contributes to memory loss, a new study has found.

Henri the existential kitty voted star of the world’s best cat viral video, festival declares

Henri the existential kitty voted star of the world”s best cat viral video, festival declares Over 10,000 gathered for first ever viral cat video festival Henri 2, Paw de Deux nabbed the Golden Kitty, the festival”s top prizeViral movie has amassed over 3.2 million views on YouTube

Premature twins born at just 27 weeks prepare for first day of school

A day we didn't dare hope for: Premature twins born at just 27 weeks prepare for first day of school Premature babies survived 20 blood transfusions between them, 19 weeks spent on oxygen and a meningitis scare PUBLISHED: 16:14 GMT, 16 August 2012 | UPDATED: 16:14 GMT, 16 August 2012 When twins Adam and Gemma Walker were born at just 27 weeks, they were so tiny their mother could hold them cupped in each hand.

Dear mum, don’;t cry but I’m dying: Fury over school’s creative writing assignment that left a mother distraught

“Dear mum, don”t cry but I”m dying”: Fury over school”s creative writing assignment that left a mother distraughtWesley Walker, 14, told to write “expressive” note in creative writing classHis parents brand exercise “sick” and “inappropriate”

Doctor struck off over MMR controversy clears name after GMC dismissal is over-ruled by High Court

Doctor struck off over MMR controversy clears name after GMC dismissal is over-ruled by High Court Judge quashes finding of professional misconduct and striking off of Prof John Walker-Smith Prof John Walker-Smith was head of department where Dr Andrew Wakefield's research linking MMR and autism was carried out Extremely pleased: Professor John Walker-Smith, pictured here in 2007, won his appeal against the GMC An eminent doctor has won his High Court battle against being struck off over the MMR jab controversy.

Vitamin B and folic acid boosts memory in pensioners

Vitamin B and folic acid 'boosts memory in pensioners' Study participants were between 60 and 74 years old Keeping your mind sharp: After two years, those who took the vitamins showed a modest improvement in their scores on the memory tasks Older adults who want a sharper recall should take note – a study has found taking vitamin B12 and folic acid for two years improves both short and long-term memory.

Medics who put health and safety before saving lives: The disturbing trend that led a 999 crew to refuse to carry a dying teenager

Medics who put health and safety before saving lives: The disturbing trend that led a 999 crew to refuse to carry a dying teenager When 14-year-old Shannon Powell collapsed on a cross country race course in January, a first aider promptly called an ambulance. The North London schoolgirl had suffered a violent fit and had fallen on a muddy track. Because the paramedics had problems gaining access to the track, it took nearly an hour for them to finally reach her