National Media Briefing

A drug that could extend the lives of people with motor neurone disease is trialled, doctors could be given additional payments for carrying out health checks on people with learning disabilities and Londoners are told to grow vegetables on their roofs.

The Motor Neurone Disease Association has welcomed drug trials that could extend the lives of patients with the condition.
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Charities have estimated more than 900,000 people have been displaced as a result of fighting in the North Kivu region of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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A move to give doctors £100 a time for carrying out annual health checks on people with learning disabilities is a "price worth paying", says Mencap.
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Environmental charity Sustain has launched a scheme to encourage Londoners to grow food on flat roofs and disused patches of land.
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War veteran's charity Combat Stress has warned that the full scale of post-traumatic stress disorder among troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan may not be known for many years.
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Fire has damaged a swimming pool and destroyed outbuildings at the British Institute for Brain Injured Children's premises in Somerset.
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