Key Quotes for 2016

Key Quotes for 2016

A world perspective in bite-size chunks
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Last update: Saturday 20th July
 
Wearing an activity watch that counts how many steps you have taken does not appear to improve the chances of losing weight, according to a study of nearly 500 overweight volunteers.
HealthThe Sentinel - 21st September 2016
 
The number of air rage incidents on UK airlines has quadrupled over a three-year period, according to Civil Aviation Authority data. There were 386 dangerous incidents in 2015.
CrimeThe Sentinel - 19th September 2016
 
Having a nap for more than an hour during the day could be a warning sign for type-2 diabetes, according to new research. Japanese researchers say they found the link from studies involving more than 300,000 people. Scientists at the University of Tokyo found there was a link between long daytime naps of more than 60 minutes and a 45 per cent increased risk of type-2 diabetes compared with no daytime napping. They said long naps could be a result of disturbed sleep, potentially caused by sleep apnoea, and that this could increase the risk of heart attacks and other disorders, including type-2 diabetes.
HealthThe Sentinel - 16th September 2016
 
Churches that hold to the authority of Scripture grow faster than those that don't, a new study suggests. The Canadian study revealed key differences between growing and declining congregations regarding their views on the basic articles of faith, the importance of prayer, the exclusivity of salvation through Jesus Christ, and the visible working of God in the world today. Those who hold to orthodox biblical beliefs, pray and read the Bible more regularly, showed growth.
ChurchChristian Concern - 18th November 2016
 
The proportion of women having at least one child by the age of 20 has fallen to its lowest level in decades, the Office for National Statistics says. Its report, which looked at women in England and Wales, showed roughly one in 14 women born in 1995 (7%) had at least one child before they were 20...The proportion of 7% is in comparison to a peak of one in five (20%) for women born in 1952.
Young PeopleBBC News - 18th November 2016
 
A new report released this week by the charities ECPAT UK and Missing People revealed that high numbers of trafficked children are still going missing from local authority care.
CrimeCARE Impact Direct - 18th November 2016
 
The house where Adolf Hitler was born will be demolished and replaced, to stop it becoming a focal point for neo-Nazis. The government is passing a law to make the owner sell up.
PoliticsThe Sentinel - 18th October 2016
 
Government figures show that 40 per cent of British people now claim to need to shop outside of hours of 9am to 6pm....However, there may be signs that the rush to a 24 hour society is slowing. Tesco has announced that 20 stores across the UK will cease to stay open 24 hours. Elsewhere, a petition to ban shops from opening on Boxing Day has received more than 50,000 signatures in just three days.
ShoppingThe Sentinel - 14th October 2016
 
An immumotherapy drug Nivolumab is being described as a potential ‘game-changer’ in the treatment of cancer. In a study of head and neck cancer, more patients taking the medicine survived for longer compared with those who were treated with chemotherapy.
HealthThe Sentinel - 10th October 2016
 
The number of medical school places will increase by 25 per cent from 2018 under plans to make England ‘self-sufficient’ in training doctors. The Government's plan will see an expansion in training places from 6000 to 7500 a year.
EducationThe Sentinel - 5th October 2016
 
A new study suggests babies born by caesarean are at higher risk of becoming obese compared with siblings born ‘naturally’. It says gut bacteria plays a part in regulating diet.
HealthThe Sentinel - 8th September 2016
 
A Christian nursing home in Switzerland has been ordered by the Federal Court to allow assisted suicide to take place on its premises.
World IssuesThe Christian Institute - 14th October 2016
 
Cases involving children under ten years old sharing explicit images of themselves online are being reported to Scotland Yard “virtually every day”.
Young PeopleThe Christian Institute - 14th October 2016
 
Dutch health and justice ministers are proposing legislation for assisted suicide for those who feel their life is ‘complete’. They told the country’s parliament that those who feel their life is complete should "be allowed to finish that life in a manner dignified for them". Euthanasia accounted for almost four percent of all deaths in the Netherlands in 2015.
World IssuesChristian Concern - 14th October 2016
 
The Council of Europe has rejected proposals to legalise surrogacy in all member states. The assembly rejected the draft recommendation and the report 'Children’s rights related to surrogacy' by 88 votes to 77.
The LawChristian Concern - 14th October 2016
 
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