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When too much news is bad news: is the way we consume news detrimental to our health?

Shutterstock Evita March, Federation University Australia Humans are curious and social creatures by nature. The news helps us make sense of the world around us and connects us with our local, national and international community. So it’s no wonder we’re drawn to it. Objective, legitimate news also keeps us informed, empowering us with knowledge to make balanced decisions. But the …

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Universities have invested in online learning – and it can provide students with value for money

fizkes/Shutterstock Kyungmee Lee, Lancaster University As the coronavirus pandemic continues, so does universities’ reliance on online teaching, prompting complaints from students that they are not getting full value from tuition fees. Students who have returned to campus fear that their university experience as a whole is being diminished. Manchester Metropolitan University has moved first-year teaching online as students self-isolate. The …

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How parents should talk to their children about sex

Talking about sex doesn’t have to be awkward. pixelheadphoto digitalskillet/Shutterstock Áine Aventin, Queen’s University Belfast Parents and children need to be able to discuss sex – but often they avoid these conversations. As part of our sex education research, we spoke to UK teenagers about why they don’t talk to their parents about sex. Visions of excruciating embarrassment topped the …

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