Mumps outbreak at Nottingham universities

Image copyright Science Photo LibraryImage caption People who missed an earlier MMR vaccination can have a “catch-up” jab More than 220 suspected cases of mumps have been reported at two universities, Public Health England (PHE) has said. Students are being urged to ensure they are vaccinated due to an outbreak at Nottingham Trent University and […]

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Surgeons who want you to touch knife crime

Image caption Surgeons want to create a simulation to show the consequences of knife crime Stuffing your hand into the fleshy slime of someone’s stomach on an operating table is going to grab anyone’s attention. Even if it’s a replica, this grimly authentic representation of surgery following a knife attack is going to stay in […]

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Breast ironing awareness ‘needed in school’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘Simone’ explains how her mum ironed her breasts aged 13 Breast ironing awareness should be made part of the mandatory school curriculum to protect young girls from abuse, the National Education Union has said. The practice involves ironing a girl’s chest with hot objects to delay breasts […]

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Morocco teachers protest over working conditions

Image copyright ReutersImage caption Most of the protesters are on temporary contracts and are calling for better working conditions Several thousand Moroccan teachers are staging a protest in the capital, Rabat, hours after police dispersed an earlier demonstration. They are demanding permanent contracts, better working conditions, as well as protesting against the rising cost of […]

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Police probe ‘inappropriate pupil restraint’ at school

Image caption The video shows a nine-year-old autistic boy being restrained by two adults A school for children with additional needs is being investigated by police after footage emerged of staff using “inappropriate restraint techniques,” the BBC has learned. North Lanarkshire Council alerted police after discovering video evidence from Clydeview School in Motherwell. The BBC […]

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Every school ‘needs dog as stress-buster’

Every school should have a dog or another pet to reduce stress in the classroom, says Sir Anthony Seldon. The University of Buckingham vice-chancellor says it is “a powerfully cost-effective way of helping children feel more secure at schools”. Sir Anthony was speaking at a conference about the need to improve young people’s sense of […]

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