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'Paying to stay safe': why women don't walk as much as men

Vivi Restuviani would try to make herself look as invisible as possible when she was out at night in her former hometown of Semarang, Indonesia. “If you looked at me from behind, you’d...

There may finally be a way to stop abuse by anti-abortion protesters | Rupa...

Ostensibly, women’s rights have long been enshrined in law; the purpose of the 1970 Equal Pay Act is self-explanatory. The Equality Act of 2010 in theory outlawed male colleagues’ wandering hands by legislating...

High-calorie puddings dominate children's menus at food chains

Children’s menus at some of the UK’s leading restaurant and pub chains are still dominated by super-sized calorific puddings and unlimited refills of unhealthy sugary drinks – undermining efforts to tackle the obesity...

'Home first' model aims to stop patients being stranded on hospital wards

With winter looming, health and care teams are being urged to radically overhaul discharge procedures to prevent patients being left stranded on hospital wards. New approaches are yielding striking results that could help...

Forked tongues and tattooed eyeballs: should body modification be regulated?

Graham had his tongue cut in half without any anaesthetic. “It was uncomfortable, but I’m good with pain,” he says. “Some people take it better than others.” And he would know. More than...

Want, disease, ignorance, squalor and idleness: are Beveridge’s five evils back?

This November marks the 75th anniversary of the Beveridge report – the founding document of the modern welfare state and the answer to the question: what would Clement Attlee do? The Attlee government’s...

How should the government overhaul mental health laws?

The promise to overhaul the Mental Health Act 1983 is one of the few Conservative party manifesto pledges to survive the election. The decision to reform the act, which appeared in the Queen’s...

Trust, flexitime and free therapy – tips for a happier, healthier workforce

Workers in Britain are taking more time off than ever due to mental health conditions including stress and anxiety, according to a recent NHS report. But employers are waking up to the importance...

NHS straining at the seams year before 70th birthday, finds regulator

The NHS is in danger of a sharp decline in its services around its 70th birthday next year, with the risk of the quality of care becoming precarious, the health service’s regulator has...

School exclusions data in England only 'the tip of the iceberg'

Government figures for the number of children permanently excluded from school are “the tip of the iceberg”, with five times more children being educated in schools for excluded pupils than official data suggests,...

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Fatal gunfire silences the gallery – From Ear to Ear to...

The stakes start high in From Ear to Ear to Eye, the largest UK survey to date of art from the Arab world,...