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Modi’s party appears to lead as Indian votes are counted

NEW DELHI — Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist party were leading in several races as vote counting began Thursday morning in India’s massive general elections. Election Commission data showed the Bharatiya Janata Party leading in contests for 206 seats, with its main rival, the Indian National Congress, ahead in 55 contests. “Mr. Modi’s going to be the next prime minister, we are… …read more

Stroke deaths in England halved in a decade, study finds

Prevention is key, especially with rising rates of obesity, researchers say

Stroke deaths in England have halved in the past 10 years thanks to better treatment, research suggests.

The number of strokes has fallen among older people, who have been the target of medical interventions to control their blood pressure, such as prescription of statins. But those younger than 55 are having more strokes, probably as a result of obesity and type 2 diabetes.

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Years after my son died in NHS care, state-sanctioned torture continues | Sara Ryan

Official reports into restraint, segregation and death are harrowing. But the government doesn’t care

Torture is the word I used this week to describe the treatment of children and young adults in private and NHS units, following publication of a Care Quality Commission report about the use of restraint and segregation in these places. The report detailed accounts of being locked in rooms without access to the outside, fed through hatches, for weeks, months or even years. One boy had not been washed for six months, while staff had to shout at another young man through a window because …read more

FAA Chief Has No Timetable for Boeing 737 MAX Approval

The acting head of the Federal Aviation Administration said on Wednesday he does not have a specific timetable to approve Boeing Co’s 737 MAX for flight after two fatal crashes since October prompted the plane to be grounded worldwide.

The FAA is meeting with more than 30 international air regulators including China, the European Union, Brazil and Canada on Thursday to discuss a software fix and new pilot training that Boeing has been developing to ensure the jets are safe to fly.

“It’s a constant give and take until it is exactly right,” Deputy FAA Administrator Dan Elwell told reporters of the …read more