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Folic Acid, Flour And Spina Bifida

October 16, 2018

The Guardian yesterday had a very interesting Letters page on adding folic acid to flour to prevent spina bifida. Any thoughts, readers?

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  1. October 16, 2018 7:46 am

    Universal Credit scandal: Grieving son writes powerful letter to Theresa May after coal miner dad’s suicide –
    https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/universal-credit-scandal-grieving-son-13402544

    New suicide prevention minister must tell the DWP to scrap the ‘managed migration’ to Universal Credit –
    https://www.politicshome.com/news/uk/social-affairs/opinion/mind/98986/new-suicide-prevention-minister-must-tell-dwp-scrap

    Man with incurable condition says PIP disability assessment ‘sucked the life out of him’ –
    https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/man-incurable-condition-says-pip-13341983

    MP raises fears thousands of benefits claims have been ‘tampered’ with –
    https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/16982248.mp-raises-fears-thousands-of-benefits-claims-have-been-tampered-with/

    Sheffield mum left sobbing over disability benefit –
    https://www.thestar.co.uk/our-towns-and-cities/sheffield/sheffield-mum-left-sobbing-over-disability-benefit-1-9389301

    Cancer sufferer, 22, told she is ‘not sick enough’ for disability benefit –
    https://metro.co.uk/2018/10/06/cancer-sufferer-22-told-she-is-not-sick-enough-for-disability-benefit-8012353/

    West Yorkshire has become hotbed for disability hate crime, says charity –
    https://www.leeds-live.co.uk/news/leeds-news/west-yorkshire-become-hotbed-disability-15280363

    Hates crimes against disabled people in Thames Valley have doubled –
    https://www.banburycake.co.uk/news/16982853.hates-crimes-against-disabled-people-in-thames-valley-have-doubled/

    Hate crimes against the disabled in Humberside rise 132 per cent in one year –
    https://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/news/hate-crimes-against-disabled-humberside-2106258

    Hate crime against people with disabilities rises by a third –
    https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/16982793.hate-crime-against-people-with-disabilities-rises-by-a-third/

    Crime against disabled people more than doubles in Kent in the last year –
    https://www.kentonline.co.uk/kent/news/massive-rise-in-disability-hate-crimes-191462/

    Thugs verbally abused disabled child, threw drink on her and punched her mum –
    https://metro.co.uk/2018/10/12/thugs-verbally-abused-disabled-child-threw-drink-on-her-and-punched-her-mum-8030314/

    MP slams police for releasing killer Jordan Davidson’s arrest footage to TV –
    https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/mp-slams-police-releasing-killer-15271129

    • October 16, 2018 9:32 am

      Could you please email me anything you want covered rather than leaving links here and I’ll do my best.

      • October 16, 2018 2:24 pm

        I’m just posting stories I find.. maybe once or twice a week…
        Just headlines and links usually.
        Lets anyone click on whatever they like…

  2. October 16, 2018 7:47 am

    Diabetic woman, 27, died after slipping into a coma when her benefits were stopped and she ‘couldn’t afford to eat’ –
    https://inews.co.uk/inews-lifestyle/people/diabetic-woman-died-after-coma-benefits-stopped-employment-support-allowance-sanction/

    Penny Oliver: Daughter pays tribute to Whitstable chef who took her own life –
    https://www.kentonline.co.uk/whitstable/news/devoted-mum-never-got-over-teen-sons-death-191075/

    Universal Credit scandal: Grieving son writes powerful letter to Theresa May after coal miner dad’s suicide –
    https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/universal-credit-scandal-grieving-son-13402544

    Theresa May told to scrap ‘appalling’ fit-to-work assessments as nearly 50% of female claimants attempted suicide –
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/theresa-may-fit-to-work-assessment-women-suicide-benefits-disability-a8577306.html

    Anger as MS sufferer’s benefit stopped after nurse’s report ‘tampered’ with –
    https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/newsscotland/anger-as-ms-sufferers-benefit-stopped-after-nurses-report-tampered-with/ar-BBOgG0

    Portsmouth NHS Trust apologises for ‘deeply distressing’ failings at QA after patient death

    Read more at: https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/health/portsmouth-nhs-trust-apologises-for-deeply-distressing-failings-at-qa-after-patient-death-1-8661213
    https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/health/portsmouth-nhs-trust-apologises-for-deeply-distressing-failings-at-qa-after-patient-death-1-8661213

    GP ‘who groped women over 20 years thought he was untouchable,’ court hears –
    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/gp-who-groped-women-over-20-years-thought-he-was-untouchable-court-hears-a3957461.html

    ‘Cruel’ care home worker used dementia patient’s cash to fund luxuries in sick “abuse of trust” –
    https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/care-home-fraud-old-vicarage-15234184

    Boots under investigation after death of great-grandfather –
    https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/health/boots-under-investigation-after-death-2085656

    Tory cuts to lifeline benefits blasted as ’36 sick Scots a month DIE after being ordered to work’ –
    https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/tory-cuts-lifeline-benefits-blasted-13375195

    Muckamore Abbey hospital a ‘high risk’ facility for patients with a ‘culture of silence’ on abuse allegations –
    https://www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2018/10/07/news/northern-ireland-s-main-hospital-for-adults-with-learning-disability-a-high-risk-facility-for-patients-with-a-culture-of–1452310/

    Patient bled to death in North Middlesex University Hospital corridor-
    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/patient-bled-to-death-in-north-middlesex-university-hospital-corridor-t2svxz0sv

    New suicide prevention minister must tell the DWP to scrap the ‘managed migration’ to Universal Credit –
    https://www.politicshome.com/news/uk/social-affairs/opinion/mind/98986/new-suicide-prevention-minister-must-tell-dwp-scrap

    The DWP left a woman so starved she got an illness usually seen in concentration camps –
    https://www.thecanary.co/uk/analysis/2018/10/04/the-dwp-left-a-woman-so-starved-she-got-an-illness-usually-seen-in-concentration-camps/

    Fresh heartache for family as inquest is dramatically halted – eight years after man’s death –
    https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/fresh-heartache-family-inquest-dramatically-15222253

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