Key Quotes for 2019

Key Quotes for 2019

A world perspective in bite-size chunks
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Last update: Wednesday 21st August
 
The lives of the world’s poorest pregnant women and their babies are being put at risk because of “catastrophically” prohibitive healthcare costs before, during and after childbirth, UNICEF has warned.
HealthChurch Times, 7 June 2019
 
The Government has urged action from major supermarkets, manufacturers and suppliers to help halve food waste by 2030. Social media influencers and chefs are also being asked to sign up to a new pledge to slash food waste
EnvironmentThe Sentinel, 6 May 2019
 
Potholes in pavements are restricting older people from walking on local streets, new research suggests. A survey of 1,012 adults aged at least 65 indicated that 31% say cracked or uneven pavements limit the amount of walking they do.
The ElderlyThe Sentinel, 1 May 2019
 
The lives of the world’s poorest pregnant women and their babies are being put at risk because of “catastrophically” prohibitive healthcare costs before, during and after childbirth, UNICEF has warned.
HealthChurch Times, 7 June 2019
 
A diet rich in coffee, fruit and vegetables may protect against breast cancer, research suggests. A new study presented at the European Congress on Obesity in Glasgow found a protective effect from a diet full of phenolic acids on the risk of post-menopausal breast cancer.
HealthThe Sentinel, 1 May 2019
 
People who are married or in a civil partnership are more likely to be satisfied with their life than single people, a new report from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) suggests.
Odd FactsChurch Times, 7 June 2019
 
A lack of public toilets in the UK is threatening the health and mobility of the population, a report says. Three in four adults (74%) believe there are not enough places to pee in their area, according to a survey by the Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH). Meanwhile, one in five (20%) said a lack of facilities deters them from leaving home as often as they would like. The RSPH is calling for Government action to address the “neglect” shown towards facilities in the UK.
Social IssuesThe Sentinel - 23 May 2019
 
Nearly two-fifth of holidaymakers going abroad this summer do not have travel insurance for their trip, a survey has found. Some 38% of people planning to go overseas have not yet arranged travel insurance, according to Abta.
Travel/TourismThe Sentinel - 22 May 2019
 
There has been a 43% drop in the number of district nurses in England in the last 10 years, leading to sometimes unsafe staffing levels, according to a new report.
Work/EmploymentThe Sentinel - 21 May 2019
 
Universities have said they are committed to tackling the issue of grade inflation, in a bid to address perceptions that some degree courses are “dumbing down”. The move comes after the higher education sector across the UK agreed that strong and decisive action was needed to protect the value of university qualifications and maintain confidence from students, employers and the wider public, Universities UK said.
EducationThe Sentinel - 20 May 2019
 
A fleet of driverless cars working together to keep traffic moving smoothly can improve overall vehicle flow by at least 35%, a study has suggested. A team of researchers at Cambridge University programmed 16 miniature robotic cars to drive around a two-lane track and observed how the traffic flow changed when one of the cars stopped.
EnvironmentThe Sentinel - 20 May 2019
 
Drinkers in the UK get drunk more often than anywhere else in the world, findings from a global survey suggests. Britons reported getting drunk an average of 51.1 times in a 12-month period – almost once a week, the 2019 report featuring 36 countries found.
Drugs/Alcohol/AddictionsThe Sentinel - 16 May 2019
 
The world’s first drugs aimed at stopping cancer cells becoming resistant to treatment could be available within the next decade, say scientists. Such medicines could help patients live longer and better quality lives by making the condition manageable and “more often curable”.
HealthThe Sentinel - 16 May 2019
 
Free bus passes are linked to increased happiness for older people, according to a new study. People who get concessionary travel are more likely to enjoy a better quality of life, have greater life satisfaction and fewer symptoms of depression than those who do not, research has found.
Odd FactsThe Sentinel - 2 May 2019
 
Medicinal cannabis should be welcomed by UK doctors, like penicillin was decades ago, to unlock its potential, an expert has suggested. Professor David Nutt, from Imperial College London, warned many patients are suffering seizures as they struggle to get the treatment, despite a change in the law.
HealthThe Sentinel - 2 May 2019
 
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