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Should vegans avoid avocados and almonds?

Avocadon’t? Nataliya Arzamasova/Shutterstock Dominic Wilkinson, University of Oxford A video recently doing the rounds on Facebook included a segment from the BBC comedy quiz show QI. The video asks which […]

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No 10 announces Samaritans helpline to remain free for next 4 years

The Samaritans’ helpline will remain free for the next four years with support from the government, Theresa May announced today as she marked World Mental Health Day. New government funding […]

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World Mental Health Day 2018

Today is World Mental Health Day. Around one in four people will experience a mental health problem at some time in their life. The World Health Organisation predicts that depression will be […]

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Report on Climate Change says we need to change our behaviour

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has published its long-awaited special report on 1.5°C of global warming at a meeting in South Korea. It is important for all of […]

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The best foods to eat for a good night’s sleep

Shutterstock Sophie Medlin, King’s College London Sleep has become widely recognised as playing a really important role in our overall health and wellness – alongside diet, stress management and exercise. […]

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South West is English region with highest percentage of mothers in work

The employment rate for mothers increased from 68.9% to 74.0% between 2013 and 2018, according to new figures released by the Office for National Statistics.  Half of mothers (50.5%) work […]

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London police now allowed visible tattoos – so is body art still rebellious?

‘Hurry up! I’m on duty in a minute…’ Shutterstock Ruth Simpson, Brunel University London As a middle-aged professor who was recently tattooed as part of a study of tattoo artists […]

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International students on British drinking habits – ‘people don’t know when to stop’

shutterstock Thomas Thurnell-Read, Loughborough University; Lorraine Brown, Bournemouth University, and Philip Long, Bournemouth University Of the 2.3m students starting courses at UK universities each autumn, well over 400,000 are international […]

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How we can turn plastic waste into green energy

Shutterstock. Anh Phan, Newcastle University In the adventure classic Back to the Future, Emmett “Doc” Brown uses energy generated from rubbish to power his DeLorean time machine. But while a […]

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Men want more flexible working

As increasing numbers of women are staying in the workplace after having children – and often working full time – parents are demanding greater flexibility, but dads are still being […]

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