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Archive of Media headlines

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Universities must reconnect with the outside world

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Professor Michael Stewart (UCL Anthropology) says universities currently suffer from three malaises: they are deadly conservative, not nearly as socially inclusive as they should be, and the research environments that they cultivate remain too enclosed. Read: THE (£)

The women saying no to breast cancer screening

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Professor Michael Baum (UCL Research Department of General Surgery) says the benefits of universal breast cancer screening are exaggerated. Read: Daily Mail

Fat diabetics ‘outlive thinner ones’

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Dr Nicholas Finer (UCL Cardiovascular Science) says that the benefits of losing weight still substantially outstrips any protective effect that being overweight might have against diabetes. Read: Times (£)

Israeli soldiers cast doubt on legality of Gaza military tactics

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Professor Philippe Sands (UCL Laws) describes the testimonies of Israeli soldiers who fought in last summer’s war in Gaza as “troubling insights into intention and method”. Read: Guardian

House of Lords could swell to nearly 1,000 if Labour wins

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Professor Meg Russell (UCL Constitution Unit) says that in regards to the House of Lords the next prime minister has the power to do what he wants – including refusing to appoint a single peer. Read: Independent

Clinical leaders 'more willing to challenge diktats'

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A study co-led by Professor Martin Marshall (UCL Primary Care & Population Health) has found that clinical leaders are ‘more willing to challenge or ignore diktats and messages from above’ than their managerial colleagues in clinical commissioning groups. Read: Health Service Journal (£)

English language is changing faster than ever

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A new study led by Professor John Sutherland (UCL English Language & Literature) has found that the English language is evolving at a faster rate now than at any other time in history because of social media and instant messaging. Read: Telegraph, More: Daily Mail, Times (£), Mirror, Huffington Post, BBC News, ITV News, Nottingham Post, Arab News

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