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Missing British scientist found dead in 65ft ravine on Greek island

Missing British scientist found dead in 65ft ravine on Greek island

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The body of a British woman missing on the Greek island of Ikaria has been found in a ravine.Astrophysicist Natalie Christopher had been missing since Monday morning after she failed to return from a run. In a brief statement, Greek police confirmed that a body found in a 20m (65ft) deep ravine belonged to the 35-year-old. Image: The 35-year-old was reported missing after she failed to return from a run It was found by a volunteer assisting in the search.The cause of death has not yet been established. Advertisement Ms Christopher, who was from London but lived in Nicosia in Cyprus, was on holiday with her Cypriot partner at the time of her disappearan...
Parents ‘missing out on new baby health visits’

Parents ‘missing out on new baby health visits’

Health
About one in four new parents in England is not seeing a health visitor when their baby turns one, increasing the risk of mental health problems going unnoticed, the NSPCC says.The government has promised five home visits for every family - from pregnancy until the age of two.But cuts to local authority budgets and fewer health visitors were having an impact, the charity said.Scotland provides 11 health visits and Wales nine.Health visitors work with parents who have new babies, offering support and advice from pregnancy until the child starts school at the age of five.Health officials in England said they would continue to encourage uptake of the five child health and development reviews "so that parents and children benefit fro...
Navy identifies missing sailor after Arabian Sea overboard incident

Navy identifies missing sailor after Arabian Sea overboard incident

Business
July 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy identified Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Slayton Saldana as missing on Monday after a reported overboard incident in the Arabian Sea. Saldana, assigned to a helicopter squadron aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, is listed as "Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown" by the U.S. 5th Fleet. His ship is the leader of a strike group of ships patrolling the Arabian Sea in support of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command. Saldana is believed to have gone overboard in the early hours, local time, on July 17. Attempts to find him on board failed, and a sea search, involving the USS Abraham Lincoln, the guided-missile cruiser Leyte Gulf, Patrol Squadrons 10 and 40 and the Spanish guided-missile frigate Méndez Nunez failed to locate him. The search was
Residents in care homes ‘missing out on dental care’

Residents in care homes ‘missing out on dental care’

Health
The teeth of people living in care homes in England are being left to rot, dentists say.The warning comes after the Care Quality Commission found that residents did not always have access to dentists and were not getting the support they needed to look after their teeth.Its inspectors visited 100 homes caring for elderly and disabled people.It comes as the British Dental Association highlighted a number of distressing cases of decay and neglect.How the vulnerable are being failedThese included a blind, 93-year-old woman with advanced dementia whose dentures had become stuck in her mouth because they had been left in for weeks and her gums had grown around them.She was taken to A&E and the dentures had to be surgically removed.Another case involved a w...
Two missing climbers' bodies ID'd in Pakistan search

Two missing climbers' bodies ID'd in Pakistan search

World
March 9 (UPI) -- The bodies of two climbers missing for almost two weeks on a mountain in Pakistan have been found. The missing bodies were identified Saturday as Tom Ballard, 30, of Britain, and Daniele Nardi, 42, of Italy. Spanish climber Alex Tixxon found their bodies on the Mummery Spur Trail on Pakistan's Nanga Parbat mountain, Italian ambassador to Pakistan Stefano Pontecorvo said. The pair had set out to climb the world's ninth highest mountain in the world, Nanga Parbat, at 26,660 feet on Feb. 22. The pair were at 20,777 feet when they were last heard from on Feb. 24. Rock and Ice magazine reported they had made contact with Nardi's wife on that Sunday. On March 1, weather impeded the rescue effort with an avalanche on Mummery Spur and pilots of observing signs of a possible ear...