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The dying art of storytelling in the classroom

shutterstock Catherine Heinemeyer, York St John University Storytelling may be as old as the hills but it remains one of the most effective tools for teaching and learning. A good […]

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How to talk about politics with your family

Shutterstock. Billy Clark, Northumbria University, Newcastle; Graham Hall, Northumbria University, Newcastle, and Sarah Duffy, Northumbria University, Newcastle Talking politics with people who you disagree with is always tricky, but it’s […]

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Drinking a pint of beer may lower your life expectancy by the same amount as smoking a cigarette – new research

eugenegurkov/Shutterstock.com Angela Wood, University of Cambridge and Ellie Paige, Australian National University Earlier research has suggested that drinking moderate amounts of alcohol may lower a person’s risk of heart disease. […]

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Email nightmares?

Don’t let this be you!  Four in ten working people in Britain routinely wake up in the middle of the night to check emails, according to a new study. New […]

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Nine medical terms we should get rid of – according to a doctor

Antonio Gravante/Shutterstock.com Stephen Hughes, Anglia Ruskin University Why do women have an “incompetent cervix” and a “blighted ovum”, Justine van der Leun wondered in a recent Guardian feature, while men […]

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Sore throats and false nails – the ambulance call-outs that cost millions

Brian A Jackson/Shutterstock Keegan Clay Shepard, Edge Hill University Ambulance call-outs are increasing, resulting in services operating under enormous, and probably unsustainable, pressure. While most calls do need an emergency […]

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Only the lonely…

According to the Office for National Statistics, loneliness is a problem, specifically for certain groups:   In 2016 to 2017, there were 5% of adults in England who reported feeling […]

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Sugar tax: what you need to know

shutterstock Corinna Hawkes, City, University of London If you like swigging sugary drinks, you might get a bit of a surprise next time you go to buy one, as a […]

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Is permanent employment in decline?

I was having this conversation only the other day, alongside a discussion about how many young people are still at home with their parents because they cannot find permanent work […]

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How creativity on prescription can improve mental and physical health

Arts can benefit health in some unexpected ways. belushi/Shutterstock Hilary Bungay, Anglia Ruskin University The idea of arts on prescription and social prescribing may seem like a new one, but […]

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