Matt Hancock: GPs should prescribe concerts and mixtapes

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The government's 'social prescribing' plans could see doctor's recommend concerts and music playlists. Doctors should prescribe song playlists as well as medication, the health secretary has said.Patients with mental health conditions could be given dancing and music classes, under new "social prescribing" plans. Matt Hancock has criticised the reliance of treating long-term illnesses with drugs, and said culture therapy could save the NHS

Driverless cars: Who should die in a crash?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images If forced to choose, who should a self-driving car kill in an unavoidable crash?Should the passengers in the vehicle be sacrificed to save pedestrians? Or should a pedestrian be killed to save a family of four in the vehicle?To get closer to an answer - if that were ever possible - researchers from the MIT Media Lab have analysed more than 40 million responses to

Children ‘should be weighed up to age 18’, report says

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Children and young people up to 18 should have their weight and body mass index (BMI) recorded every year, says a report by child health experts.The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health says England is falling behind other countries on obesity, mental health and infant deaths. It predicts rising health problems by 2030 without changes in policy.An NHS England spokeswoman said the report provided

Jeremy Corbyn: Schools should cover ‘role and legacy’ of British Empire

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Jeremy Corbyn with Bristol's deputy mayor Asher Craig (second left) on a visit to the city Schoolchildren should be taught about the "role and legacy" of the British Empire and colonisation, Jeremy Corbyn says.The Labour leader said it was vital that future generations understood about black Britons' struggle for racial equality.He said this was more important than ever in light of the Windrush scandal.The

David Attenborough says BBC should prioritise arts

[ad_1] Image caption The environmentalist has written and presented many wildlife series for the BBC Sir David Attenborough has criticised the BBC, accusing it of failing to make enough arts and culture programmes.The naturalist and broadcaster said the corporation does not prioritise these shows because they do not attract a big enough audience."If you're a public service broadcaster, people of all kinds should be catered for," he said.Sir David was

Pre-sex HIV drug should be made available on NHS, MPs say

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images A drug that cuts the chances of contracting HIV during sex should be made available on the NHS in England to anyone at risk, three MPs have told the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme.Tory MPs Crispin Blunt and Nigel Evans, and Labour's Stephen Doughty said the Prep drug had been proven to be cost-effective during continuing trials.A much cheaper version of Prep could soon be available
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Rohingya crisis: Myanmar leader Suu Kyi ‘should have resigned’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Rohingya are one of many ethnic minorities in Myanmar The outgoing UN human rights chief says Myanmar's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi should have resigned over the military's violent campaign against the Rohingya Muslim minority last year.Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein told the BBC the Nobel Peace prize winner should have considered returning to house arrest rather than excusing the military.A new

Emails while commuting ‘should count as work’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The spread of mobile internet has turned the commute into an extension of the working day Commuters are so regularly using travel time for work emails that their journeys should be counted as part of the working day, researchers says.Wider access to wi-fi on trains and the spread of mobile phones has extended the working day, a study from the University of the
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Helmets should be ‘compulsory’ for cyclists – Geraint Thomas

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas has called for helmets to be made "compulsory" for all cyclists in the UK.Speaking to the Sunday Times Magazine, the Team Sky rider said he "always" wore a helmet - and felt others should do the same."I've put on a helmet more times than I've buckled a seatbelt," he added.The 32-year-old also said cyclists and drivers should "share the road",

Labour’s anti-Semitism code should be changed, Unison leader says

[ad_1] Image caption Dave Prentis said ending the anti-Semitism row was "critical" to Labour's chances A trade union leader says Labour must change its code of conduct on anti-Semitism, warning the issue is costing Jeremy Corbyn's party votes.Unison general secretary Dave Prentis urged the party to adopt all of the examples set out by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance.He said the issue had caused an "unnecessary schism" in Labour.But he