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More NHS weight-loss surgery referrals could cut type 2 diabetes in the UK

More NHS weight-loss surgery referrals could cut type 2 diabetes in the UK

New guidance issued today by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has lowered the threshold at which patients should be considered for weight-loss surgery. The new guidelines mean the NHS could triple the number of [read more]

Million Mask March protest in London: exclusive video and interviews

Million Mask March protest in London: exclusive video and interviews

Central London came to a standstill last night as the Million Mask March took over the city. This revolutionary ideal is promoted loosely through the internet hacking group, Anonymous. Promoting anti-capitalist, anti-government and [read more]

Republicans seize control of US senate in mid-term elections

Republicans seize control of US senate in mid-term elections

Mid-term elections in the US have left the Republicans in control of the senate, with a majority of 52 seats. The much awaited victory came for the Republicans for the first time in eight years. The party saw a rise by seven in senate [read more]

UN refugee agency launches campaign to end statelessness

UN refugee agency launches campaign to end statelessness

The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) have launched a global campaign, I Belong, that aims to end statelessness by 2024. Currently the UNHCR estimates at least ten million people are stateless, meaning they are not considered nationals by any [read more]

“Lavish praise” not good for child improvement finds study

“Lavish praise” not good for child improvement finds study

Heaping praise on struggling students could make them less likely to succeed, a recent study has shown. The study, “What makes great teaching”, reviewed over 200 pieces of research into teaching methods and their results, targeted [read more]

69 UK universities’ boycott over pensions to affect students

69 UK universities’ boycott over pensions to affect students

A marking boycott is to be imposed on as many as 69 UK universities in coming weeks, according to the University and Colleges Union (UCU). The boycott is due to start on the 6th November and comes amid disputes regarding the reform of [read more]

Councils spend only 1.4% on mental wellbeing says charity

Councils spend only 1.4% on mental wellbeing says charity

On average English local authorities are spending less than 1.4% of their public health budget on preventing mental health problems, with some councils spending nothing, a research by the charity Mind has found. 86 out of the 152 local [read more]

Iranian woman hanged over murder despite international appeals for release

Iranian woman hanged over murder despite international appeals for release

An Iranian woman was executed today in a Tehran prison for killing a man she claimed had tried to sexually abuse her. Reyhaneh Jabbari, a 26-year-old interior designer, was arrested in 2007 for the murder of Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, and [read more]

Nigeria is free of Ebola, declares WHO

Nigeria is free of Ebola, declares WHO

Nigeria is now officially free of the Ebola virus, according to a declaration by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday. The announcement comes six weeks after the last reported infection in the country. The WHO heaped praise on the [read more]

MPs call urgent Rotherham file investigation

MPs call urgent Rotherham file investigation

MPs have called an urgent investigation into the Rotherham child sex scandal files that went missing from a council researcher’s office few years ago. The demand stems amidst public fears of a “deliberate cover-up” of the scandal [read more]

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