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Vitamin D's disease role queried

Vitamin D's disease role queried - Scientists have cast doubt on the value of vitamin D supplements to protect against diseases like cancers and diabetes. [BBC Health]

World dementia cases 'set to treble'

World dementia cases 'set to treble' - The number of people living with dementia worldwide is set to treble by 2050, according to a new analysis. [BBC Health]

Car tax disc scrapped after 93 years

Car tax disc scrapped after 93 years - The paper disc that people have had to display in their cars to show they have paid vehicle excise duty is to be replaced by an electronic system. [BBC Business]

A&E: The straw that broke the camel's back

A&E: The straw that broke the camel's back - Is ageing population the straw that broke the camel's back? [BBC Health]

Brazil's economy shrinks by 0.5%

Brazil's economy shrinks by 0.5% - Brazil's economy falls into contraction in the third quarter, with output shrinking by more than analysts had forecast, according to official state figures. [BBC Business]

'Fewer commuters' cycling to work

'Fewer commuters' cycling to work - One-in-five cyclists in London say they have stopped cycling to work after a recent spate of deaths, a poll for BBC London finds. [BBC Health]

Energy drinks 'change heart beat'

Energy drinks 'change heart beat' - Energy drinks packed with caffeine can change the way the heart beats, caution researchers. [BBC Health]

Fuel bill cuts follow policy change

Fuel bill cuts follow policy change - Energy firms start to announce plans to pass on savings to customers as the government unveils a package of measures aimed at reducing bills. [BBC Politics]

Lidl plans to double UK stores

Lidl plans to double UK stores - Lidl, the German discount supermarket chain, is planning to double the number of its stores in the UK, its managing director tells a newspaper. [BBC Business]

'Memories' pass between generations

'Memories' pass between generations - Behaviour can be affected by events in previous generations which have been passed on through a form of genetic memory, animal studies suggest. [BBC Health]

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