Key Quotes for 2019

Key Quotes for 2019

A world perspective in bite-size chunks
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Last update: Wednesday 11th December
 
The UK sits at the bottom of a major league table for cancer survival in high-income countries. While survival rates are improving, the UK performs worst for some key cancers,
HealthThe Sentinel, 12th September
 
The rate of employment in the UK has hit a record high as workers' wages continue to surge higher, according to new figures.
Work/EmploymentThe Sentinel, 11th September
 
Thousands of children have been caught carrying weapons in school, an investigation has found, with suspects as young as four years old.
Social IssuesThe Sentinel, 16th October
 
A record number of Christians are using apps and social media to pray and reflect online, data from the Church of England indicates.
ChurchThe Sentinel, 18th October
 
Spikes in air pollution trigger hundreds of heart attacks, strokes and acute asthma attacks in English cities, according to new research.
HealthThe Sentinel, 21st October
 
Almost half of artists face sexual harassment in the music industry, new researched claims. Most victims fear speaking out due to a culture with "few consequences for the perpetrators".
SexThe Sentinel, 23rd October
 
"Please take a seat" may stop being the greeting of choice at GP surgeries, as a study will look at rolling out standing appointments.
Odd FactsThe Sentinel, 24th October
 
Primary school girls are pulling further ahead of boys in the three R's official figures show. Seven in 10 girls reached the expected standard in reading, writing and maths in this year's SATs - compared with 60% of boys.
EducationThe Sentinel, 6th September
 
Vegan and vegetarian diets are linked to a lower risk of heart disease but may increase the risk of stroke, experts say. A university of Oxford study found people who follow the diets have 22% lower risk of heart disease than meat eaters, while those who eat fish but no meat have a 13% reduced risk.
HealthThe Sentinel, 5th September
 
Cancer is now the leading cause of death in high income countries, while cardiovascular disease continues to be the biggest killer in poorer nations.
HealthThe Sentinel, 4th September
 
Bereaved families who struggle with funeral costs are taking on 1,990 worth of debt on average to cover the costs, a report has found.
MoneyThe Sentinel, 4th September
 
More than 100,000 cancer suffers missed out on early diagnosis in one year, largely due to staffing pressures, a charity has said.
HealthThe Sentinel, 2nd September
 
Plastic pollution and rubbish are killing one person in the developing world every 30 seconds, a report backed by Sir David Attenborough suggest.
EnvironmentChurch Times, 17th May
 
The Children's Society is calling on the Church to help instil confidence in young people following reports that childhood happiness is in decline. The charity's annual report revealed that nearly 250,000 children are unhappy, and that their overall wellbeing is at its lowest level since 2009.
Young PeopleYouth And Children's Work
 
National initiatives to tackle loneliness should include faith-based communities and organisations, a report on how religious groups combat the problem suggests.
ChurchChurch Times, 5th August
 
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