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Opinion

Alzheimer’s: involving patients in early detection

Why, if we control our blood pressure, sugar levels and cholesterol on a regular basis, do we never test our memory? Examining our cognitive abilities regularly will help healthcare professionals improve...

politics

Torra and Aragonès project image of unity after falling out

The Government continues. Quim Torra and Pere Aragonès went to lengths yesterday to project an image of contrition and stability to prop up the executive following the falling out - they termed “difficulties”...

international

Head of Interpol missing after trip to China

French police are investigating the apparent disappearance of Meng Hongwei, the head of Interpol. His wife reported him missing after a trip to China in late September. Meng served as Chinese Vice Minister...

economy

Changes to power bill announced by Minister

The Spanish government will suspend the tax on electricity generation for a period of six months and introduce an exemption from the hydrocarbon tax to deactivate the tax known as the “ecology cent”...

health

False cancer therapies in the crosshairs

Catalonia’s Department of Health has passed on to the State Prosecutor’s office information relating to five cases of conferences or websites that disseminate scientifically untested and unverified...

Nobel fights sexual violence as weapon

Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad win Nobel Peace Prize for ’efforts to end the use of sexual violence in warfare’.

Freed, but nowhere to go

A study by social workers in Catalan prisons in a new reinsertion programme shows that 67% of prisoners have nowhere to go once they are released

international

UN orders US to remove part of Iran sanctions

The UN’s top court ruled on Wednesday that the United States must ease its sanctions on Iran for humanitarian reasons, a month before the administration planned to reimpose some of the most stringent...

science

Fifth woman to win Nobel for chemistry

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to the North America Frances H. Arnold, George Smith, also from the US and and British Gregory P. Winter, for their advances in the development of proteins...