Harriet Harman highlights case of a shocking car accident and asks: Should Elderly drivers take mandatory ‘Fit to Drive’ tests?

1 September 2017
Source: Southwark News

In 2012 Desreen Brooks was walking in Hampstead with her husband Ben Brooks-Dutton and her two-year- old son Jackson when a driver mounted the pavement and killed her. The driver, aged 82, had mistaken the accelerator for the brake and was driving at 54mph in a 20mph zone. He was convicted of causing Desreen’s death by dangerous driving and in

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BBC News: Test may spot glaucoma before symptoms begin, study says.

27 April 2017
Source: BBC News

Prof Francesca Cordeiro, from the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, told the BBC News website: “For the first time in humans we have a test that identifies [glaucoma] disease activity before the disease develops. “We are possibly talking five to 10 years before it would normally be identified.” Bethan Hughes, from the Wellcome Trust, which funded the research, said: “This innovation

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