Key Quotes for 2019

Key Quotes for 2019

A world perspective in bite-size chunks
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Last update: Thursday 18th July
 
Scientists have identified genetic changes that may predict the likelihood of breast cancer relapse in women who take a type of hormone therapy. It is believed the findings could help to identify those at risk so they can be given alternative treatments which could lower the chances of developing incurable secondary breast cancer.
HealthThe Sentinel - 21st January 2019
 
Cleaner power and the falling demand for energy across homes and industry have driven cuts in UK carbon emissions of nearly two fifths since 1990, analysis suggests. The UK’s carbon dioxide emissions peaked in 1973 and by 2017 were 38 per cent lower than they were in 1990, research by climate and energy website Carbon Brief shows.
EnvironmentThe i Paper - 4th February 2019
 
Patients are missing out on safe and compassionate care due to a shortage of NHS staff, according to a new poll. Almost half (45%) of more than 15,000 front line NHS staff surveyed by the Unison union said there were not enough workers on their shift to ensure a safe and dignified service. Other findings showed that 38% of NHS staff worked longer than their scheduled hours.
HealthThe Sentinel - 28th January 2019
 
New standards come into play on 1st April to restrict the ability of gambling companies to advertise to children on social media. Celebrities, sportspeople and TV characters who appear to be under 25 will be banned from appearing in gambling adverts.
MediaYouth and Children’s Work - April 2019
 
Few multivitamins aimed at children and babies have the recommended level of vitamin D, according to new research. While there is a huge range of vitamins on the market, the vast majority contain far less than the correct dose, experts say.
HealthThe Sentinel - 26th February 2019
 
A weekly Sunday service will no longer be compulsory for churches, after a vote to change a 400-year-old law was passed by the Church of England’s ruling body in late February.
ChurchEvangelicals - Now April 2019
 
Almost three-quarters of university students want more information on how their tuition fees are spent, research suggests. A report from the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) indicates around 44% of tuition fee income is spent on teaching, with much of the rest going on areas that directly benefit students. But 74% of the 14,000 students polled as part of the 2018 HEPI/Advance HE Student Academic Experience Survey said they wanted to know more.
EducationThe Sentinel, 22 November 2018
 
A report about Colombia in December concluded that ‘there is no question that violations of human rights, including attacks on the civilian population and severe restrictions on religious freedom, continue or have grown worse in many parts of the country,’ despite the 2016 peace agreement.
World IssuesEvangelicals Now, January 2019
 
Half of apprentices are in debt and one in five are unemployed after finishing their training, according to a new study. Research by the Young Women’s Trust suggested most people on an apprenticeship struggle to make their money last until the end of the month.

Work/EmploymentThe Sentinel, 21 November 2018
 
The UN and its partners have launched a new humanitarian response plan (HRP) for Libya, which requires £156 million funding, to help 550,000 people. Launched last week, it has the support of the interim Libyan government. The UN Humanitarian/Resident Co-ordinator for Libya, Maria Ribeiro, said in Tripoli: “Years of instability and insecurity have taken a toll on the well-being of many children, women, and men in Libya.

World IssuesChurch Times, 8 February 2019
 
The Houses of Parliament should become a vape-friendly zone, as part of efforts to make vaping more acceptable around the workplace, MPs have said. There should be vaping policies for businesses and public places to help tackle “misunderstandings” about the practice and to ensure it is treated separately to smoking, according to MPs on the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Vaping.

Social IssuesThe Sentinel, 20 November 2018
 
The UK Home Office acknowledged in November that Christian refugees in the Middle East are ‘reluctant’ to enter the refugee camp system, but refuses to state this is because of persecution.

World IssuesEvangelicals Now, January 2019
 
Schools are failing in their duty to enable further education providers to tell pupils about alternatives to A-Levels, research suggests. According to data from the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), the majority of institutions do not allow access to pupils so they can be told about opportunities to gain technical qualifications.
EducationThe Sentinel, 10 January 2019
 
Authorities in Kenya have forbidden Marie Stopes International (MSI) from carrying out abortions, it was reported in November. Medical authorities issued this order after they found MSI was advertising abortion services, despite a prohibition on all abortion advertising. Over the past five years, the United Kingdom has sent £163m of taxpayer money to MSI via the Department for International Development (DfID).
World IssuesEvangelicals Now, January 2019.
 
Tens of thousands of patients attend A&E more than 10 times a year with 10 patients making 2,000 visits between them, new research has revealed. An analysis of NHS hospital data by healthcare analysis company Dr Foster found that 31,492 people visited A&E in England 10 or more times between June 2017 and May last year.
HealthThe Sentinel, 10 January 2019
 
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