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Immigrants 'better educated than Brits'

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In comparison with most other European countries, the UK is attracting highly educated and skilled immigrants, according to Professor Christian Dustmann (UCL Economics). Read: Turkish Press, More: UCL Events Blog

Fewer than one in five people are still smokers

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In a letter to the BMJ Professor Robert West (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) and Dr Jamie Brown (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology) say: "For the first time in 80 years, smoking prevalence in England has fallen below 20 percent." Read: Daily Mail, Listen: BBC Radio 5 Live 'Victoria Derbyshire' (from 43 mins), More: Yorkshire Post, BMJ

Trial of pill to prevent HIV could lead to rise in promiscuity, scientists admit

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Gay men will be given a pill to let them have unprotected sex without risking HIV infection. Dr Sheena McCormack (UCL MRC Clinical Trials Unit) says: “There is a big concern about the impact this might have on behaviour”. Read: The Times (£)

Earliest human footprints outside Africa discovered in Norfolk

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The earliest footprints left by humans outside Africa have been found in estuary mud in Norfolk. Nearby mammalian fossils support an age of over 800,000 years says Simon Parfitt (UCL Institute of Archaeology). Read: Daily Mail, More: Independent, Eastern Daily PressListen: BBC Radio 4 'Six O'Clock News' (from 24 mins)

Cells from eyes of dead 'may give sight to blind'

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A team of researchers from UCL have found that cells taken from the donated eyes of dead people may be able to give sight to the blind. Read: BBC News

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