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Canada government giving migrants ‘false hope’

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Hundreds of migrants have been crossing into Quebec illegally in recent weeks A Canadian opposition MP has accused Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of “giving false hope to people crossing the border”. MP Michelle Rempel said on Wednesday that a refugee-friendly message is misleading asylum ...

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Lithium in tap water may cut dementia

Image copyright Getty Images People with higher levels of lithium in their drinking water appear to have a lower risk of developing dementia, say researchers in Denmark. Lithium is naturally found in tap water, although the amount varies. The findings, based on a study of 800,000 people, are not clear-cut. ...

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Middle-aged told to walk faster

Image copyright Thinkstock Middle-aged people are being urged to walk faster to help stay healthy, amid concern high levels of inactivity may be harming their health. Officials at Public Health England said the amount of activity people did started to tail off from the age of 40. They are urging ...

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