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‘Gambling was all I thought about all day’

Andy Margett, 39, on how he became addicted to gambling – and later turned his life aroundName Andy Margett Age 39 Income £21,000 Occupation Warehouse operativeI was 12 the first time I placed a bet, of about 50p on the Grand National, and I gambled a bit as a teenager. After I married Becki, I worked at Toyota and...


New drug raises hopes of reversing memory loss in old age

Toronto researchers believe the drug can also help those with depression, schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s An experimental drug that bolsters ailing brain cells has raised hopes of a treatment for memory loss, poor decision making and other mental impairments that often strike in old age.The drug could be taken as a daily...


We need to talk about … education

Guardian journalists, supporters and industry experts discuss what education systems around the world can learn from each other and how to enable changeGuardian supporters share their questions and experiences with a panel of journalists and industry experts. This episode focuses on education and how education systems...


Early risers ‘less likely to develop mental health problems’

Research says ‘night owls’ may be at greater risk due to having to fight natural body clockPeople who are naturally early risers are less likely to develop mental health problems than “night owls”, according to scientists.A large-scale genetics study found being biologically programmed to wake up early is linked to...