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If a doctor barely knows who a patient is, the consequences can be profound

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As a clinical neuropsychologist I make mistakes, and I am not alone. Researchers interested in clinical decision-making estimate that across all medical fields diagnosis is wrong 10–15% of the time. In many instances ...

‘It’s barely started and I’m already terrified’: my crash course in Succession

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My to-be-watched pile is worse than my to-be-read pile, but at least all the prestige shows I need to watch have ended. I will get to them, but there is no urgency. Not so with Succession, another award-laden entity, ...

Carrie-Anne Moss: ‘There was a scene in the first Matrix with me in stilettos. I could barely stand straight’

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When The Matrix asks us all to take the red pill again on 22 December, Carrie-Anne Moss, 54, will return to the role that made her famous. Moss first played Trinity, a motorbike-riding, badass, PVC-clad hacker, in 199...

‘I can’t get a single present’: millions in US barely scraping by amid holidays

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For millions of Americans, the Covid-19 pandemic has left them and their families with little money or cause for celebrating the holidays this year. “My youngest turns six on Christmas day and I can’t even get her a s...

After my brother died, we barely celebrated Christmas. Then I fell in love and a switch turned on

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I’ve always had a fairly complicated relationship with Christmas. My father left when I was two. He always promised we’d spend Christmas together, but he never came. There were fun and loving Christmases with my mum a...

Officer who killed Laquan McDonald leaves prison after barely three years

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The white former Chicago police officer who killed the Black teenager Laquan McDonald has left prison after serving less than half his sentence. Jason Van Dyke was released from state prison on Thursday morning after ...

Barely 15% of the world’s coastal regions remain ecologically intact, study says

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Just 15.5% of the world’s coastal regions remain ecologically intact, according to new research that calls for urgent conservation measures to protect what remains and restore sites that are degraded. The study, led b...

Cressida Dick could not solve the Met’s problems. She could barely admit they existed

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When Robert Mark was appointed commissioner of the Metropolitan police in the 1970s he wryly suggested his ambition was to ensure the service arrested more criminals than it employed. In the five years of his leadersh...

During lockdown, some people barely kept in touch. How do I re-evaluate my friendships?

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During lockdown, a couple of people who’d say they’re good friends have barely kept in touch. Both live a few minutes from me and know I live alone. I’ve always made time for them over the years; one has a grown-up fa...

Truth Social: the failing anti-Twitter platform even Trump barely uses

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Truth Social, Donald Trump’s new social media network, was supposed to be “a major new platform” where Republicans and Democrats alike could converse in an environment free from the “censorship” of big tech, an enviro...

Eurovision winners Måneskin: ‘Cocaine? Damiano barely drinks beer!’

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Before their momentous Eurovision victory with Zitti e Buoni, placing Italian rock back on the world stage and earning praise from Simon Le Bon and Miley Cyrus; before a baseless accusation of snorting cocaine almost ...

‘For five years, I could barely speak’: the skin health campaigner who overcame bullying for severe acne

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Scott McGlynn is effortlessly sociable. He lives in a nice house in Cardiff with his partner, Justin, a pet groomer, and their dogs Belle, Cleo, Faith, Bridget and Buffy. McGlynn, who is 34, regularly goes out with fr...

The Golden Girls review – you can still barely catch a breath between gags

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Picture it: Miami, 1985. Four retired women are living together and having the time of their lives and/or cheesecake. That’s it. That’s The Golden Girls. The glorious story of divorced sixtysomething Dorothy Zbornak (...

Bailey sets alarm bells ringing while barely mentioning the B-word

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The noises coming out of No 10 ahead of the prime minister’s visit to Northern Ireland had been rather more conciliatory. Obviously, there was no admission from Boris Johnson that he had actually negotiated and signed...