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Death inquiry after man aged 94 found hanged at care home

TWO workers at a North Lincolnshire care home have been sacked and a third has been disciplined after a pensioner was found hanged in a wardrobe.

BBCs Face the Facts programme investigates abuse of Care Workers

Tens of thousands of foreign migrants work in the UK care sector, the BBC reports on Radio 4's Face the Facts programme.

New approach detects Alzheimer's disease markers in the blood

Scientists have used a new approach to detect Alzheimer's disease in the blood according to research published in the journal Cell

Disability benefit cuts 'could breach law

Plans to cut disability benefits could breach human rights laws, the government has been warned. Ministers want to replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA) with a new Personal Independence Payment.

Inquiry into UK dementia spending

The spiralling cost of caring for dementia patients is to be the subject of a major inquiry by MPs and peers.

Extra money to help people leaving hospital

Following a successful efficiency drive, the Department of Health is able to make an extra £162 million available to local health and care services to spend this financial year on front line services, Health Secretary Andrew Lansley announced yesterday.