0637 GMT October 17, 2017
Assaults on mental health staff up 25% in UK
Mental health staff in the UK are working in a ‘powder keg’ environment, as assaults by patients soar, a BBC investigation has revealed.
University lecturers topping up earnings by helping students cheat
University lecturers are topping up their earnings by helping students cheat in their degree, a UK government-backed review will suggest.
Children who struggle with reading should be screened for hearing problems: study (video)
EU rules out tax on plastic products to reduce waste
The EU has ruled out penalties on single-use plastic products, in favor of raising public awareness of the damage consumer plastics are doing to the world’s oceans.
University launches research center on global poverty
The Center on Global Poverty and Development will join students and faculty from across the university and connect them with policymakers and business leaders committed to fighting poverty.
Parents spend 6 days a year trying to get kids to go to bed
Parents spend 140 hours a year getting their child to brush their teeth and get ready for bed, according to new research.
Middle-age Americans in 2017 are less healthy than prior generations (video)
As Americans in their 50s move toward retirement age, many are in worse overall health than their peers in prior generations, researchers warned.
Study reveals prejudice strongly influenced by inequality
New research co-led by a Victoria University of Wellington researcher shows that encouraging interpersonal interactions to reduce prejudice — a key strategy used around the world — might not be as effective as previously thought.
Poverty, homelessness rising in England
Homelessness, poverty and poor mental health are on the rise in England’s hidden pockets of immense poverty, especially in areas perceived to be relatively wealthy.
Indian one-man band blows, strums and sings against smoking
Indian musician Gladson Peter strums the ukulele while blowing into a harmonica and smashing a cymbal using his foot as children from one of Asia's biggest slums clap and cheer.
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