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As the UN finally admits role in Haiti cholera outbreak – here is how victims must be compensated

As the UN finally admits role in Haiti cholera outbreak – here is how victims must be compensated
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Written by Rosa Freedman and Nicolas Lemay-Hébert. It has long been known that UN forces brought disease to the country in the aftermath of an earthquake, but how can amends be made?
Date:
22/08/2016

How is pollen, pollution and climate change affecting our health?

How is pollen, pollution and climate change affecting our health?
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In a recent Birmingham Brief article, Doctoral Researcher Marliyyah A. Mahmood discusses evidence that the interaction between pollen grains, environmental pollution and weather change is increasing, with the allergenicity of the pollen grain affecting many more hay fever sufferers.
Date:
19/08/2016

How is pollen, pollution and climate change affecting our health?

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The impact of air pollution, weather and climate change on the environment and human health is a vital concern globally. The health hazard it causes includes severe allergic reactions and several medical conditions, especially in conjunction with pollen grains.
Date:
18/08/2016

How is pollen, pollution and climate change affecting our health?

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The impact of air pollution, weather and climate change on the environment and human health is a vital concern globally. The health hazard it causes includes severe allergic reactions and several medical conditions, especially in conjunction with pollen grains.
Date:
18/08/2016

New book published by G&S Birmingham Fellow

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Giuditta Fontana, a Birmingham Fellow, who is a political scientist specialising in cultural institutions in post-conflict and fragile societies, has written a new book entitled entitled Education Policy and Power-Sharing in Post-Conflict Societies.
Date:
18/08/2016

It takes skill to remain competitive

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In the last decades, European manufacturing industries have gone through intense change. Technological change not only heavily affected the stock of workers employed in manufacturing but more importantly, impacted on the nature of skill demanded.
Date:
17/08/2016

Cosmic giants on cosmic scales: how to measure the Universe

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Our planets orbit the Sun, and our solar system (as well as many others) orbit the centre of our galaxy, also known as the 'Milky Way'. But did you know that galaxies also orbit around each other? We call these systems galaxy groups and galaxy clusters, and they form some of the largest structures in the observable Universe.
Date:
17/08/2016

Sustainable Livelihoods Resource Book

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The Sustainable Livelihoods Resource Book, produced by The Volunteer Training Company and Manchester Metropolitan Universty (with a foreword from TSRC) provides useful materials and exercises to help small community groups and voluntary orgnisations to reflect on their history – and plan for the future using asset based approaches.
Date:
17/08/2016

Is it our fault if we eat too many calories?

Is it our fault if we eat too many calories?
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Isabelle Szmigin in the Conversation: It turns out most of us under-report how many calories we consume – but it's not entirely our fault.
Date:
17/08/2016

Shakespeare's strong-willed women

Shakespeare's strong-willed women
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Dr Chris Laoutaris of the Shakespeare Institute explores Shakespeare's strong-willed women and delves into the scandals and controversies of their real-life counterparts in an article for the BBC's 'Shakespeare Lives' initiative, commemorating the 400th anniversary of the playwright's death.
Date:
15/08/2016
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