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NHS General Practice as it was in the 1980s

NHS General Practice as it was in the 1980s

Posted by ap507 at Apr 20, 2018 11:30 AM |

Professor Rodger Charlton from the Leicester Medical School discusses how General Practice has changed over the years to tie in with the 70th anniversary of the NHS

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Macron’s railway reforms: the ultimate test for French trade unionism

Macron’s railway reforms: the ultimate test for French trade unionism

Posted by ap507 at Apr 19, 2018 12:29 PM |

In this blog Dr Heather Connolly reflects on the on-going strike action in France. Railway trade unions have begun three months of rolling strikes from April-June 2018 against reforms to their employment rights. The outcome of this dispute will be decisive for the government and its ability to make further reforms, and for the very future of the French trade union movement

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Facebook data: why ethical reviews matter in academic research

Facebook data: why ethical reviews matter in academic research

Posted by ap507 at Apr 04, 2018 03:18 PM |

Dr Natasha Whiteman discusses how the review process provides a forced opportunity to pause and reflect on the potential risks and challenges of research

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Body beautiful: in search of 18th-century male ideal

Body beautiful: in search of 18th-century male ideal

Posted by ap507 at Apr 04, 2018 09:58 AM |

Dr Sarah Goldsmith talks about her work which focuses on the history of masculinity and the 18th-century

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Zuma trial means that his toxic legacy will haunt South Africa for some time

Zuma trial means that his toxic legacy will haunt South Africa for some time

Posted by ap507 at Mar 22, 2018 10:31 AM |

James Hamill discusses how Zuma’s presidency may be over, but his toxic legacy seems likely to haunt the ANC

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Sleep – when is enough, enough?

Sleep – when is enough, enough?

Posted by ap507 at Mar 13, 2018 04:53 PM |

In preparation for World Sleep Day (16 March), Professor Jim Horne answers the important question: are we really getting enough sleep?

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Evaluating Salisbury

Evaluating Salisbury

Posted by ap507 at Mar 12, 2018 02:37 PM |

Dr Rob Dover discusses the poisoning of the former Russian military intelligence officer Sergei Skripal in the Salisbury case

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Drilling holes in the skull was never a migraine cure – here’s why it was long thought to be

Drilling holes in the skull was never a migraine cure – here’s why it was long thought to be

Posted by ap507 at Mar 12, 2018 09:30 AM |

In an article for The Conversation, Dr Katherine Foxhall has discussed an interesting element of medical history

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CHIP - an important risk factor for heart attack you’ve probably never heard of

CHIP - an important risk factor for heart attack you’ve probably never heard of

Posted by ap507 at Feb 23, 2018 11:20 AM |

In an article for The Conversation, Dr Tom Webb and Professors Alison Goodall and Shu Ye discuss possible reasons why age is such as strong risk factor for heart disease

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Europe (and immigration) among the new Eurosceptics in the 2018 Italian elections

Europe (and immigration) among the new Eurosceptics in the 2018 Italian elections

Posted by ap507 at Feb 21, 2018 12:42 PM |

Populist ‘elites vs the people’ narratives are playing upon rising Euroscepticism and concerns about immigration, argues Dr Simona Guerra from our School of History, Politics and International Relations

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Poland is trying to rewrite history with this controversial new holocaust law

Poland is trying to rewrite history with this controversial new holocaust law

Posted by ap507 at Feb 16, 2018 03:25 PM |

In an article for The Conversation, Dr Svenja Bethke suggests that only by confronting the difficult and painful aspects of the past can we understand how to prevent events like the Holocaust happening in the future

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Jacob Zuma’s demise is bad news for South Africa’s opposition parties

Jacob Zuma’s demise is bad news for South Africa’s opposition parties

Posted by ap507 at Feb 16, 2018 03:15 PM |

In an article for The Conversation, James Hamill discusses how Zuma’s departure is good news for the ANC and bad news for the opposition

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Anthill 22: Sex

Anthill 22: Sex

Posted by ap507 at Feb 14, 2018 04:55 PM |

Professor Teela Sanders features in episode of The Conversation's podcast discussing the Beyond the Gaze project

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''Russia is particularly adept at operations involving cyber techniques''

''Russia is particularly adept at operations involving cyber techniques''

Posted by ap507 at Feb 12, 2018 10:30 AM |

Dr Rob Dover discusses a recent visit of Russian special services to the USA, their relations with the overseas colleagues and the power of Russian intelligence

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Antibiotic resistance fight could get a little help from ants

Antibiotic resistance fight could get a little help from ants

Posted by ap507 at Feb 07, 2018 05:15 PM |

Dr Rob Hammond and PhD candidate Charlie Durant from our Department of Genetics and Genome Biology discuss how scientists are on the hunt for new ways to attack harmful microbes

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Are some cultures less trusting than others?

Are some cultures less trusting than others?

Posted by ap507 at Jan 31, 2018 12:35 PM |

In an article for The Conversation, Drs Eva Krockow, Andrew Colman and Briony Pulford discuss how different cultures do not necessarily differ in the amount of trust but in the type of trust that they display

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 Call Me By Your Name – and why love and friendship were better understood in premodern times

Call Me By Your Name – and why love and friendship were better understood in premodern times

Posted by ap507 at Jan 24, 2018 10:29 AM |

In an article for The Conversation, Dr David Clark discusses how Oscar-nominated film Call Me By Your Name offers positive messages and profoundly premodern meditations on friendship

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We can use colour to communicate how we feel – here’s how

We can use colour to communicate how we feel – here’s how

Posted by ap507 at Jan 22, 2018 02:29 PM |

In an article for The Conversation, Dr Nuala Morse discusses ways in which we can use colour to develop non-verbal approaches to assess mood and well-being outcomes

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The best books on Anthropocene Oceans

The best books on Anthropocene Oceans

Posted by ap507 at Jan 19, 2018 02:00 PM |

Geologist Professor Jan Zalasiewicz discusses the danger posed to oceans by the Anthropocene – and how we can work together to protect them

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Delivering Sexual Harassment

Delivering Sexual Harassment

Posted by ap507 at Jan 18, 2018 04:26 PM |

Professor Jo Brewis from our School of Business explores the ways in which the gig economy is providing an insidious new means for women to be exposed to sexual harassment. When strangers know phone numbers and addresses, how safe can women be?

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