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The hidden scars of war

Independent on Sunday 30th September 2007

Recent military 'Overstretch' research published in the BMJ by King's Centre for Military Health Research unit is referenced in this article on how one in 10 British Combat veterans may develop a mental health problem following combat service.

Universities 'must give reasons for rejection'

Daily Telegraph 30th September 2007

Thousands of sixth formers who have failed to win a place at university could be given a detailed explanation of the reasons for their rejection, opening the door to a flood of legal challenges.

Bid to improve cancer awareness

Channel 4 News Online 30th September 2007

Professor Amanda Ramirez, of the Cancer Research UK London Psychosocial Group at King's College London, comments on the findings of a study which showed that survival rates for older women with breast cancer could be "significantly improved" with an awareness programme that promotes early presentation of the disease.

A sickening waste of talent

Sunday Times (p19) 30th September 2007

Sir Peter Lampl, Chairman of the Sutton Trust, writes about children from working class backgrounds considering applying to Oxbridge. He says that some bright pupils are actively discouraged from reaching the top.

Professor: test more drugs on humans

Sunday Times (p3) 30th September 2007

Patient should be used as human guinea pigs in drug trials that would formerly have been carried out on animals, says Professor Colin Blakemore, the outgoing chief executive of the MRC. He says new drugs should be tested on humans sooner to cut the time and cost of developing medicines.

Civil liberties: surveillance and privacy - Learning to live with Big Brother

Economist 29th September 2007

As government agencies are using new technology to gather personal data and analyse behavouir the Economist discusses the dangers of abuse of civil liberties. The article includes a quote from Simon Wessely, Professor of Epidemiological and Liaison Psychiatry.

Do we have enought evidence to judge midwif led maternity units safe?

BMJ 29th September 2007

In this 'Head to Head' feature Lesley Page, Visiting Professor in the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing & Midwifery, says yes and that the view that birth outside hospitals is less safe than hospital birth prevails despite evidence to the contrary.

Lecturers drop Israeli universities boycott call after legal advice

Guardian (p7) 29th September 2007

The prospect of an academic boycott of Israeli universities has receded as leaders of the lecturers' union were told it would be illegal. UCU immediately suspended regional meetings called to discuss the "moral implications" of existing links and hear from Palestinian trade unionists living under Israeli occupation who had called for the protest.

Exam resits boost A-level grades

BBC News Online 28th September 2007

Students are resitting AS-level exams as "an easier option" to boost final A-level grades, says a report by QCA which found that as many as one in seven A grades were obtained through resitting AS units.

Medical Research Council appoints new chief

Guardian Online 28th September 2007

The next head of the Medical Research Council (MRC)is distinguished scientist Prof Sir Leszek Borysiewicz. The appointment of the current deputy rector of Imperial College is expected to reassure scientists worried that the council was in danger of abandoning basic research in favour of research linked directly to applications in the health service or with commercial potential.

Can you inherit anorexia?

Daily Mail 28th September 2007

Professor Janet Treasure from the Eating Disorders Unit at the Institute of Psychiatry at King's features in a report on how anorexia can be passed from mother to daughter.

Academic shortlisted

Times Higher (Awards Supplement) 28th September 2007

Dr Avi Reichenberg, Institute of Psychiatry, has been shortlisted for the 'Research Project of the Year' in the Times Higher Awards 2007 for his work on paternal age and autism.

Publishing jam creates RAE fears

Times Higher (p2) 28th September 2007

An academic has spoken out over her fears that she will be excluded from next year's research assessment exercise because a publishing log jam has delayed her latest book.

Britain gets vote of foreign students

Times Higher (p1) 28th September 2007

UK universities are the best in the world for teaching and supporting their international students, a survey of more than 40,000 students has found.

Hospital overhaul 'under attack'

BBC News Online 28th September 2007

Moves to overhaul hospital care have been criticised by leading doctors. In this article Lesley Page, Visiting Professor of Midwifery at King's, said the shift away from home births to hospital births over the last 50 years had resulted in "dehumanisation" and lack of personal care and midwife-led units could go someway to rectifying this.

Warning for UK stem cell research if US relaxes rules

Guardian (p6) 28th September 2007

The UK is in danger of losing its leading position in stem cell research if the next US president relaxes restrictions imposed by George Bush, according to the new head of the Medical Research Council, Leszek Borysiewicz. Stephen Minger, Director, King's Stem Cell Biology Laboratory, says state funding in California has already started to make a difference.

Britain left with only one lab for dope-testing as Olympics loom

Guardian (Sport p1) 28th September 2007

HFL, one of two drug-testing laboratories included in London's bid to stage the 2012 Olympics, has been stripped of its international accreditation by the World Anti-Doping Agency. This leaves the King's Drug Control Centre as the UK's only WADA-accredited laboratory.

Learning to live with Big Brother

The Economist 27th September 2007

Professor Simon Wessely, Institute of Psychiatry at King's, comments on the inaccuracy of "data mining" for profiling individuals, in an article looking at new technologies for collecting personal information.

New school exam aimed at brightest pupils

Times (p13) 27th September 2007

A new alternative to the A level will enable universities and employers better to identify the brightest students by replacing the grade A with three different achievement bands.

Plans for independent regulator for exams 'do not go far enough'

Independent (p11) 27th September 2007

Reforms of the Government's exams watchdog may not go far enough, critics claimed as ministers likened moves to create an independent regulator of exams to Labour's historic decision to give the Bank of England freedom to set interest rates.

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