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Why eating out's become a fast food affair

Why eating out's become a fast food affair | University of Manchester in the news [no longer updated] | Scoop.it
New research has found that going out to a restaurant is now seen as commonplace - so much so that three-quarters of us no longer make any effort in dressing up for it.
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Lead author Dr Jessica Paddock, from  University of Manchester’s Sustainable Consumption Institute, said: ‘They can go out because they don’t have any food in the fridge, and it might be that this is happening because there are so many simpler types of food available as well as three-course dinners, and a range of different choices of restaurants.’
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THE EXPRESS: Bacteria in blood could cause CLOTS linked to Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and diabetes

THE EXPRESS: Bacteria in blood could cause CLOTS linked to Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and diabetes | University of Manchester in the news [no longer updated] | Scoop.it
BACTERIA found in the blood of healthy people can lead to blood clots which may contribute to Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's and diabetes, scientists have revealed.
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A team from The University of Manchester, together with South African colleagues from The University of Pretoria, tested blood and plasma for its ability to clot when the normal clotting agent thrombin was added.

http://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/news/scientists-discover-link-between-bacteria-and-supposedly-non-infectious-diseases/
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MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS: Manchester Science Festival announces 2016 programme

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS: Manchester Science Festival announces 2016 programme | University of Manchester in the news [no longer updated] | Scoop.it

Including a 'sleep laboratory' inside Manchester Arndale, an after-dark museum party and a fancy dress disco
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MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS: The two basic first aid skills you really need to know

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS: The two basic first aid skills you really need to know | University of Manchester in the news [no longer updated] | Scoop.it

New study finds more than half of Greater Manchester bystanders don't know basic first aid
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More than half of all people who die in Greater Manchester before they get to hospital could be saved if someone stepped in with basic first aid, a new survey has found.


The study by The University of Manchester using data from Greater Manchester and Cheshire coroner’s records, looked at how bystanders from the region reacted to finding people with injuries.


http://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/news/over-half-of-deaths-from-injury-could-be-prevented-if-public-knew-first-aid/

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THE MIRROR: Young children given antibiotics are more likely to suffer hay fever or eczema

THE MIRROR: Young children given antibiotics are more likely to suffer hay fever or eczema | University of Manchester in the news [no longer updated] | Scoop.it

The link was even stronger if kids were treated with two courses of antibiotics, leading scientists to say they should not be used unless really needed
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University of Manchester senior lecturer in ­Immunology Dr Sheena ­Cruickshank warned: “It’s imperative to remember that antibiotics are one of the most ­important tools we have to fight bacterial ­infections and have saved millions of lives.

“If a doctor gives your child antibiotics, it’s important for the child’s health they are taken.”


http://www.mig.ls.manchester.ac.uk/people/sheenacruickshank/


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USA TODAY: Jurassic 'sea monster' fossil emerges in Scotland

USA TODAY: Jurassic 'sea monster' fossil emerges in Scotland | University of Manchester in the news [no longer updated] | Scoop.it
A Jurassic sea monster in all its prehistoric glory has finally re-emerged into the light after 50 years cooped up in a museum storage room in Scotland.
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The Storr Lochs Monster is not the only ichthyosaur to swim into the 21st century out of long hiding. A 20-inch baby ichthyosaur and the fossil of an ichthyosaur as long as a subcompact car have recently been turned up by Dean Lomax of Britain’s University of Manchester, who has been scouring Britain’s small museums for overlooked sea monsters.


“I contact a museum and say, ‘I’m looking for ichthyosaur specimens,’” he says. “Sometimes you just get lucky.”


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BBC2, TRUST ME I'M A DOCTOR: Should I wear sports clothes from natural or synthetic fabric?

BBC2, TRUST ME I'M A DOCTOR: Should I wear sports clothes from natural or synthetic fabric? | University of Manchester in the news [no longer updated] | Scoop.it
We pit cotton against 'technical' fabrics in a sweat test.
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The job of analysing our samples fell to Prof Andrew McBain and Dr Gavin Humphreys from the University of Manchester, with the help of the Centre for Genomic Research, Liverpool. Amazingly they found up to 300 different types of bacteria in the armpits of our volunteers! Of particular interest were Corynebacteria which are known to produce unpleasant smells.

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MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS: Trend for rare chicken livers could give diners food poisoning

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS: Trend for rare chicken livers could give diners food poisoning | University of Manchester in the news [no longer updated] | Scoop.it

Manchester University researchers say the current trend to serve the food ‘pink’ could risk exposing people to Campylobacter bacteria.
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Manchester University researchers say the current trend to serve the food ‘pink’ could risk exposing people to Campylobacter bacteria.

http://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/news/is-a-trend-for-pink-chicken-livers-making-us-sick/

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MAIL ONLINE: Do YOU hate cleaning? Here's a good excuse to avoid it

MAIL ONLINE: Do YOU hate cleaning? Here's a good excuse to avoid it | University of Manchester in the news [no longer updated] | Scoop.it
University of Bergen researchers found women who used cleaning products at home for 20 years were found to suffer from a 14 per cent greater loss of lung function than average.
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Professor Jørgen Vestbo, President of ERS and Professor of Respiratory Medicine at the University of Manchester, said there were things people could do to help.


'Cleaning products can put people's health at risk so people should be aware of the risks and take steps to mitigate against them,' he said.


'If people have genuine concerns they should ensure that they discuss any symptoms and the possible link with their workplace with their doctor'.

http://www.manchester.ac.uk/research/Jorgen.vestbo/
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MAIL ONLINE: Want your child to do well at school? They need an attractive teacher!

MAIL ONLINE: Want your child to do well at school? They need an attractive teacher! | University of Manchester in the news [no longer updated] | Scoop.it
Students get better results if they find their teachers attractive, research suggests.
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Professor Cary Cooper, a psychologist from the Alliance Manchester Business School, said attractiveness does influence initial judgement of other people, both at school and in the workplace.


But the impact can be short-lived.


‘A person’s looks does influence our initial perception of them and there is a lot of research to show being good-looking does help when it comes to getting a job.


‘But while our initial perception of someone is based on looks, after that it’s about their personality.


‘So a lecturer may be attractive but that popularity would soon decline if there was not the personality to back it up.’ 


http://www.mbs.ac.uk/


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THE GUARDIAN: Looking good and making a fast buck? Why rich countries help the poor

THE GUARDIAN: Looking good and making a fast buck? Why rich countries help the poor | University of Manchester in the news [no longer updated] | Scoop.it
An extract from David Hulme’s Should Rich Nations Help the Poor? examines the mix of altruism and self-interest rich states use to justify support for foreign aid
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An extract from David Hulme’s Should Rich Nations Help the Poor? examines the mix of altruism and self-interest rich states use to justify support for foreign aid

David Hulme is professor of development studies at the Global Development Institute, University of Manchester.

http://www.gdi.manchester.ac.uk/

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THE CONVERSATION: Three ways employers get well-being at work wrong

THE CONVERSATION: Three ways employers get well-being at work wrong | University of Manchester in the news [no longer updated] | Scoop.it
An increasing number of companies have well-being policies, but some can do more harm than good.
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HUFFINGTON POST: Jeremy Clarkson May Be Right About A Levels, But Without The Benefit Of Hindsight, Academic Pressure Can Have A Serious Impact On Young People's Mental Health

HUFFINGTON POST: Jeremy Clarkson May Be Right About A Levels, But Without The Benefit Of Hindsight, Academic Pressure Can Have A Serious Impact On Young People's Mental Health | University of Manchester in the news [no longer updated] | Scoop.it
There are few events in life which stay in your head as clearly as the day your A Level results arrive. Twenty years on I still recall the agonies
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A recent report by The University of Manchester’s National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness (NCISH) looked at the factors that played a role in young people who took their own lives.

The researchers found that 29% were facing exams or exam results when they died. It’s impossible, and irresponsible, to attribute suicide to one simple cause, not least when other factors included bullying and physical health conditions such as acne and asthma, but this does show how great a burden young people feel at this time.

Sure, it’s easy to be sanguine about it later in life but a decent set of exam results are an anchor in a storm.

http://research.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/cmhs/research/centreforsuicideprevention/nci

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Scientists from the University of Manchester have just invented a way to save more than a billion lives 

Scientists from the University of Manchester have just invented a way to save more than a billion lives  | University of Manchester in the news [no longer updated] | Scoop.it
Scientists have made a graphene sieve that can turn seawater from deadly to drinkable. The discovery comes amid UN warnings that around 1.2 billion people, or 14 per cent of everyone on Earth, will find it difficult to get hold of clean water by 2025. The team at the University of Manchester, where colleagues won a Nobel Prize in 2010 for first extracting graphene, have managed to precisely control the sizes of pores in a graphene oxide sieve.
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DAILY MAIL: Wet weather and a lack of sunshine DOES make chronic pain worse

DAILY MAIL: Wet weather and a lack of sunshine DOES make chronic pain worse | University of Manchester in the news [no longer updated] | Scoop.it
As the number of sunny days increased from February to April, levels of severe pain decreased. But when it was wetter in June, they went up, the University of Manchester study found.
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The Manchester University study involving more than 9,000 people who suffer chronic pain found a link between the number of sunny days plus rainfall levels and changes in degrees of pain.

http://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/news/link-between-weather-and-chronic-pain-is-emerging-through-an-innovative-national-smartphone-research-project/
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THE SUN: Keeping GP surgeries open in the evenings AND at weekends can relieve pressure on A&E

THE SUN: Keeping GP surgeries open in the evenings AND at weekends can relieve pressure on A&E | University of Manchester in the news [no longer updated] | Scoop.it
As winter looms, so too does the dark cloud of the inevitable A&E crisis. Each year emergency departments are swamped with patients, leaving stretched staff under intense pressure to treat pati…
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Experts at the University of Manchester say keeping GP practices open for longer in the evenings and at weekends can reduce the pressure on A&E departments.


Their findings show a link between greater access to GPs and a fall in the number of patients who visit hospital with minor illnesses and injuries.


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THE GUARDIAN: Car bombs, corruption and illegal betting – how football in Cyprus spiralled out of control

THE GUARDIAN: Car bombs, corruption and illegal betting – how football in Cyprus spiralled out of control | University of Manchester in the news [no longer updated] | Scoop.it
These are desperate times for the sport on the island with a staggering 67% of top-flight players admitting that games are rigged. New regulations have been introduced, but is it too little too late?
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Neofitides said research based on a 20-point questionnaire – drawn up by FifPro and the University of Manchester and disseminated by the PanCyprian Footballers Association – will support those claims when it, too, is released later this year. “I’ve seen the results already and I can say that 80% of the 220 first division players who answered the questionnaire admit they are aware of the problem,” he says.

“The thing is they are afraid to speak openly which is why it is now so important that the red button app is made available on mobile phones so they can report suspicions of match fixing with guaranteed anonymity.”
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THE GUARDIAN: Top UK universities consider new campuses in Europe

THE GUARDIAN: Top UK universities consider new campuses in Europe | University of Manchester in the news [no longer updated] | Scoop.it
Vice-chancellors, fearing a loss of research money and students post Brexit, are on an EU charm offensive
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Prof Nancy Rothwell, vice-chancellor of The University of Manchester, agrees: “I don’t see the logic of having a European campus. I don’t see the value. Who would pay the running costs? Within the university I’ve spent a lot of time trying to reassure staff and students who were upset and feeling unwelcome that, for the foreseeable future, nothing has changed.”
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MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS: Andy Warhol's artwork is coming to The Whitworth in Manchester

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS: Andy Warhol's artwork is coming to The Whitworth in Manchester | University of Manchester in the news [no longer updated] | Scoop.it

The exhibition opens at the Oxford Road gallery in November
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Artist Rooms: Andy Warhol opens at the Whitworth Art Gallery, on Oxford Road, on November 19 and includes several key works from the collections of the Tate and the National Galleries of Scotland.

http://www.whitworth.manchester.ac.uk/
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THE GUARDIAN: How Manchester plans to be the best place for people with dementia

THE GUARDIAN: How Manchester plans to be the best place for people with dementia | University of Manchester in the news [no longer updated] | Scoop.it
Dementia United aims to improve care of area’s 30,000 residents with the condition
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Maxine Power, director of Dementia United, , says: “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Dementia is an area with a huge amount of activity, but it is like an orchestra without a conductor. Devolution brings clarity and a focus on care for people in the places where they live, rather than on organisations. Culturally that is a massive shift for our system.”

http://www.dementia.manchester.ac.uk/
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THE TELEGRAPH: By singling out Apple over taxes, Brussels is abusing its own rules

THE TELEGRAPH: By singling out Apple over taxes, Brussels is abusing its own rules | University of Manchester in the news [no longer updated] | Scoop.it
Under EU rules it is illegal for countries to give financial help to some companies and not others in a way that distorts fair competition, writes Liza Lovdahl Gormsen.
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Article by Liza Lovdahl Gormsen, senior research fellow at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and senior lecturer at University of Manchester

http://www.manchester.ac.uk/research/liza.lovdahlgormsen/personaldetails
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EXPRESS: Hospital admissions for life-threatening allergic reactions up by a THIRD in five years

EXPRESS: Hospital admissions for life-threatening allergic reactions up by a THIRD in five years | University of Manchester in the news [no longer updated] | Scoop.it
HOSPITAL admissions for allergies and life-threatening reactions have soared by a third over the past five years.
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Sheena Cruickshank, senior lecturer in immunology at Manchester University, said: “This is a very real concern.


"We are looking at a rising trend year-on-year.


"We are certainly seeing more young people affected by an allergy and we see adults develop it in later life.


“We urgently need more research into why this is happening because there is a lack of good quality data.”


Dr Cruickshank and her team are conducting a study, called Britain Breathing, that links symptoms to location, along with pollen and pollution levels in an attempt to shed light on the causes of allergic reactions.

http://britainbreathing.org/

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THE ENGINEER: Latest Italian quake is history repeated

THE ENGINEER: Latest Italian quake is history repeated | University of Manchester in the news [no longer updated] | Scoop.it
  Andrew Wade, senior reporter The 6.2 magnitude earthquake that devastated parts of central Italy on Wednesday is the eighth major quake to hit the country in the past 40 years. Located near the meeting point of the Eurasian and African plates, the region has long been known as a seismic hotspot. Indeed, it was […]
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“Hospitals, police stations, schools and barracks in Amatrice and Accumuli completely collapsed during the earthquake – with the exception of a gym that is now being used to house displaced residents,” said Prof Giulio Di Toro, Geology Chair at Manchester University’s School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, who was conducting research in central Italy this week when the earthquake struck.


“The village of Norcia, which was rebuilt adhering to the construction codes after the 1979 earthquake (5.8 magnitude, five casualties), suffered little damage and no casualties despite being located in the epicentral area.”


More from Professor di Toro here: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/news/expert-comment-giulio-di-toro-on-the-recent-italian-earthquake/


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THE GUARDIAN: Discovery of potentially Earth-like planet Proxima b raises hopes for life

THE GUARDIAN: Discovery of potentially Earth-like planet Proxima b raises hopes for life | University of Manchester in the news [no longer updated] | Scoop.it
Thought to be at least 1.3 times mass of Earth, planet lies within ‘habitable’ zone of Proxima Centauri, raising hopes for life outside our solar system
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Eamonn Kerins, an astrophysicist at Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, was among those enthusiastic about the discovery. “Finding out that the nearest star to the sun hosts not just a planet, not just an Earth-sized planet, but one which is in the right location that it could support life - and there are a lot of caveats there - really underscores that not only are planets very common in our galaxy, but potentially habitable planets are common,” he said.

http://www.jodrellbank.net/
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MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS: Rafi-tone app set to help millions of children with asthma

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS: Rafi-tone app set to help millions of children with asthma | University of Manchester in the news [no longer updated] | Scoop.it

Tariq Aslam, an eye doctor, invented Rafi-tone after his son Rafi suffered with breathing problems.
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Children with asthma will soon be able to breathe easier thanks to an interactive app created by a University of Manchester spin-out company.


Tariq Aslam, an eye doctor, invented Rafi-tone after his son Rafi suffered with breathing problems.


http://www.manchester.ac.uk/research/tariq.aslam/

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