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Blood test finds toxic Alzheimer’s proteins

Scientists in Japan and Australia have developed a blood test that can detect the build-up of toxic proteins linked to Alzheimer’s disease. The work, published in the journal Nature, is an important step towards a blood test for dementia. The test was 90%...

Europol head fears loss of UK influence after Brexit

Britain will lose influence on cross-border policing and security after Brexit, the outgoing head of Europol has told the BBC. Rob Wainwright steps down in April, after nine years, as talks begin on what happens once the British flag leaves the Europol boardroom...

Scrutiny over wood and coal fires in UK homes

Burning wood and coal in people’s homes will come under scrutiny as part of a government drive to improve air pollution. Ministers are calling for evidence to help improve air quality in cities. They want people to ensure that wood is dry before burning, and...