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Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 01/03/2011 - 15:56

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Deaths from alcohol foretold

Six executives from leading drink companies have written to The Times today protesting about a story on alcohol-related deaths.

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 15/02/2011 - 15:02

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Different strokes for different folks

“Stroke takes enormous toll on Hollywood stars” reads a press release for a study pr

Sheila Bird and Patrick Mercer :: Fri, 11/02/2011 - 11:05

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Mephedrone and cocaine: clues from Army testing

A Freedom of Information request by The Independent’s Michael Savage in 2009 on the results of compulsory drugs testing (CDT) in the British Army

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 01/02/2011 - 17:29

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An exclusive for the Daily Mail, courtesy of ONS

The Daily Mail yesterday splashed on a story on the number of care home residents who have died as a result of dehydration in the past five years.

Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 31/01/2011 - 17:26

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Confusing Canada's infant mortality

The National Post, a Canadian national newspaper based in Toronto, has got its infant mortality rates in a twist.

Nigel Hawkes :: Fri, 28/01/2011 - 10:42

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Standard recycles out of date figures on domestic homicides

Once a “fact” is in the electronics cuttings library it makes regular reappearances.

Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 27/01/2011 - 15:33

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The Great Flood of London?

The life of London goes back over 2,000 years.

Nigel Hawkes :: Fri, 21/01/2011 - 10:59

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New figures on women killed by partners

Refuge got a few headlines before Christmas with a press release saying that homicides of women by their husbands or partners had risen from 72 in 2008 to 101 in 2009.

Sheila Bird :: Wed, 12/01/2011 - 16:47

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Rush for flu vaccine worth celebration

Let’s celebrate the public’s approval for vaccination . . .

Sheila Bird :: Wed, 05/01/2011 - 10:31

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Swine flu data: through a glass darkly

By 16 December 2010, there were 182 patients with swine flu in intensive care units in England, equalling the worst week in 2009 (180) and deaths from H1N1 had risen from 10 (when doctors first d