P723 CEEFAX 723 Sun 9 Apr 02:34/01        OLDER PEOPLE NEED ABUSE PROTECTION A new survey by Action on Elder Abuse finds that fewer than one in four health authorities have a policy on dealing with the problem. Unlike in the case of child protection, no single piece of legislation requires health and social services to protect or provide a service to abused older people who turn to them. Action on Elder Abuse is now calling for clearer procedures for acting on reported instancesN  Source: CSV Media 1/4 feature Info Diary Volunteer
P723 CEEFAX 723 Sun 9 Apr 02:36/01        CAMPAIGN FOR HEPATITIS C PATIENTS The Haemophilia Society has called on the Government to provide help for people infected by Hepatitis C. It argues that over 3,000 people have been infected with the potentially life-threatening condition through blood treatments, and should receive financial help on the same basis as people infected with HIV in the same way. It is also campaigning for better resources for Haemophilia research and treatment centresN  Source: CSV Media 2/4 feature Info Diary Volynteer
P723 CEEFAX 723 Sun 9 Apr 02:35/02        MAKE SURE YOUR SUNGLASSES ARE SAFE The Eyecare Information Service has published a leaflet designed to help people choose which sunglasses to buy this summerN Responding to the growing trend in sunglasses as fashion accessories, the Service is reminding consumers to look out for the British Standard kitemark BS2724 to ensure protection from ultraviolet lightN Sunglasses without UV protection are more dangerous than wearing nothing at all, it stressesN  Source: CSV Media 3/4 feature Info Diary Volunteer
P723 CEEFAX 723 Sun 9 Apr 02:21/11        PROTEST AT ANIMAL SMOKING TESTS The British Union for the Abolition of Vivesection (BUAV) organised a publicity stunt last wees to protest at animal smoking tests. They delivdred a giant cigarette packet postcard to RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company (which markets Camel, More and Dorchester) following new evidence of the company's testing policies. BUAV argues that knowledge on the effects of smoking cam be done via human and epidemiological studaes  Source: CSV Media 4/4 feature Info Diary Volunteer