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Non-EU nurses face 'shorter' tests, e-cig ban to cost lives and five tips to cut dementia risk

A round-up of the morning’s health news headlines on Wednesday 27 August

Nurses and midwives who complete their training in hospitals outside Europe will now face shorter tests to check they are fit to work in the UK, reports the BBC this morning.

Apparently the Nursing and Midwifery Council is replacing the minimum three-month supervised practise with a computer-based exam and simulated clinical scenarios.

A ban on e-cigarettes indoors - as being recommended by the World Health Organisation - could cost ‘countless’ lives, The Times says.

And lastly - people may not know it but there are five simple things you can do to stave off dementia: go for a jog, learning a new hobby, eating a Mediterranean diet, avoiding smoking and losing weight.

So says The Telegraph, which reports that the Alzheimer’s Society has found 22% of people did not think it was possible to reduce their risk of dementia.

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