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New Studies Show Death Not Feared by Religious and Atheists

OXFORD, 23-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Religion has long been thought to be a solution to the problem of death. Notions of an afterlife are nearly universal, though there is great diversity in the details. Given this close association between religion and … Read the full press release

Access to Nature Needs to Be Included in Measures of Poverty and Well-Being

CAMBRIDGE, 20-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Are our measures of poverty and well-being too narrow? Judith Schleicher and Bhaskar Vira from Cambridge’s Conservation Research Initiative think so. Writing for The Conversation, they argue that we should include access to nature in these … Read the full press release

Aviva: UK employees are more motivated by amount of holiday allowance and flexible working hours than workplace pension contributions

Holiday allowance (46%) and flexible working hours (33%) are seen as more desirable than pension contributions (24%) by UK employees Under-35s value free on-site car parking (14%) as much as health insurance (15%) or pension contributions from employers (15%) Over-35s … Read the full press release

Islamophobia Makes Young Muslims Anxious To Engage in Politics

NEWCASTLE, 16-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Young Muslims could play a much bigger role in politics in Scotland but many are put off engaging too visibly because of Islamophobia, according to new research. Actively engaged in politics A study carried out … Read the full press release

The Volkswagen Group supports United Nations’ “International Weeks Against Racism” initiative

Volkswagen is corporate partner of the “Stiftung für die Internationalen Wochen gegen Rassismus” (Foundation for the International Weeks Against Racism) for the first time Nationwide weeks of action from 13 – 26 March Chairman of the Board of Management Matthias … Read the full press release

Research from Delft University of Technology reveals kids ended programming course prematurely if parents get involved

DELFT, Netherlands, 15-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — It is better if parents do not get too involved when their children are learning to programme. This is one of the results of the research into the TU Delft online course (MOOC) which teaches … Read the full press release

Charity report calls on government and industry leaders to support low-income communities to prevent suicide

SURREY, 15-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As Samaritans releases a report ahead of Wednesday’s Budget linking inequality with a higher risk of suicide, the charity is calling on the government, businesses, industry and sector leaders to be aware of the risks of … Read the full press release

University of Leeds hosts 25th Eye on Asia competition, 13 to 23 March

LEEDS, 14-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A lens-eye view of Asia is presented at an exhibition of photography launched today at the University of Leeds. Now in its 25th year, the Eye on Asia competition runs in Parkinson Court from Monday … Read the full press release

Local Organisations in Bristol Make Life Better for Bees

BRISTOL, 09-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A report which outlines how local organisations have made life better for bees and pollinating insects in Bristol and the surrounding area over the last two years will be published tomorrow [March 7] to coincide with … Read the full press release

Hemophilia Awareness Month: Save One Life is dedicated to helping children with hemophilia worldwide

March is Hemophilia Awareness Month and April 17 is International Hemophilia Day LUXEMBOURG, 06-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Hemophilia is a devastating inherited blood disorder that can still cause severe pain, crippling and even death, when untreated. Hemophilia patients in developed … Read the full press release

Consumers’ Spending Power Builds Up In 2017

Sentiment towards the country’s financial situation increases significantly Essential spending continues to rise though rate of growth slows Concern mounts around prospects for future disposable income LONDON, 03-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Consumer confidence rose in early 2017, despite ongoing hikes in … Read the full press release

Switzerland to help populations facing starvation, especially in South Sudan

BERN, 24-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Switzerland has pledged to take direct action to help populations facing starvation, especially in South Sudan. The decision follows a call issued by the United Nations Secretary-General on 22 February 2017. Swiss Humanitarian Aid, a … Read the full press release

Aviva’s Family Finances Report: UK families’ savings have fallen to the lowest level in 18 months as typical incomes decline

Low income families have just £95 in savings and investments, compared to £62,885 among high income families, as the savings gap grows 25% annually Homeownership among families falls to lowest level in four years (64%), with low income families worst … Read the full press release

University of York research reveals food aid providers’ unintentional exclusion due to faith

YORK, 20-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Some faith groups are at risk of being unintentionally excluded from food aid provision, a study by the University of York has found. The research, conducted in Bradford, identified an extensive network of food aid providers … Read the full press release

Sussex Professor of History releases new book—a historical look on women and desire

BRIGHTON, 16-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Alpha males beware. You’re not what women want. At least, not unless you have a damaged, vulnerable side that makes you ready to be tamed. While nearly two centuries have passed since moody Mr Rochester gave … Read the full press release

New book explores intimate link between languages and economics

Half of the world’s population is bilingual or multilingual, with over 6,000 different languages spoken in the world today. But language is much more than just communication. As well as expressing cultural identity, language also enables trade and, perhaps surprisingly, … Read the full press release

I.Family researchers: “European government must act to improve children’s health”

European governments must act to help families improve their children’s health and tackle the obesity epidemic. That’s the advice of I.Family researchers who today [9 Feb] revealed the findings of a major international study into the diets and lifestyles of … Read the full press release

LINKS Foundation

An institution aimed at fostering the growth of the local ecosystem enhancing the skills of the Area TORINO, Italy, 15-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — LINKS Foundation is a non-profit Institution operating at a national and international level carrying out applied research … Read the full press release

Preply, plateforme d’amélioration continue pour le tutorat et les études en ligne, arrive en France

PARIS, 09-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Preply, plateforme internationale de tutorat et d’études, annonce l’opportunité pour les étudiants et les enseignants français de développer leur carrière dans un monde en constante mutation. Le site aide les utilisateurs à trouver les meilleurs … Read the full press release

Mosque and education center in Leeds investigated for trustees’ mismanagement of charity funds

LONDON, 07-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Charity Commission (‘the Commission’) investigated Al-Hassan Education Centre (1078159), a mosque and education centre based in Leeds after it repeatedly failed to file its accounts – see endnote 1. The Commission concluded that the trustees … Read the full press release

Samaritans on Children’s Mental Health Week underscores importance of teaching children how to manage their emotional wellbeing

SURREY, 06-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Easing the pressures on children and young people by teaching them how to manage their emotional wellbeing should be a priority, said Samaritans CEO Ruth Sutherland. “In Children’s Mental Health Week we all need to be … Read the full press release

Sight Loss and Minimum Income Standards report cites 73% additional costs for pensioners with severe sight loss

Leicestershire, UK, 30-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The cost of everyday living for a severely sight impaired person of pension age is a hefty 73% more than for a pensioner who is not visually impaired, a new study by Loughborough University … Read the full press release

NERC science publishes Impact Report 2016

SWINDON, 25-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (24 January 2017), we published our annual Impact Report which shows how NERC science brings sustained benefits to our economy and society, driving UK productivity and competitiveness while building a safer, wealthier and more secure … Read the full press release

Wellcome funds four new research projects to address health and environmental issues

LONDON, 24-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Wellcome awarded four new research partnerships a total of £29m to tackle global environmental and health challenges. The scientists – from Australia, South America and the UK – are receiving the funding as part of Wellcome’s … Read the full press release

UK Live Music Census on March 9: a world first that will measure live music’s cultural and economic value

GLASGOW, 11-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A volunteer army of music lovers is being recruited to take part in the UK’s first live music census. For one night in March organisers aim to track performances in cities across the country, from lone … Read the full press release

Newcastle University’s Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Chris Day joins the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation’s Board of Trustees

NEWCASTLE, 10-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A liver disease expert, Professor Day brings with him a vast wealth of experience and knowledge and is a strong addition to Sir Bobby’s team. Professor Day was brought up in North Tyneside and studied … Read the full press release

University of Oxford research shows that moderate alcohol consumption with friends may be linked to improved wellbeing

OXFORD, 10-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — New research, which shows that moderate alcohol consumption with friends at a local pub may be linked to improved wellbeing, has been published in the journal Adaptive Human Behaviour and Physiology. While most studies warn of … Read the full press release

LMU psychologist Dr. Felix Schönbrodt among the winners of the Leamer-Rosenthal Prize for Open Social Science 2016

MUNICH, 09-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — LMU psychologist Dr. Felix Schönbrodt is among the 10 winners of the Leamer-Rosenthal Prize for Open Social Science 2016, which is awarded by the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS). The Leamer-Rosenthal … Read the full press release

JanUary: University of Liverpool research shows that eating prunes as part of a healthy life-style diet can improve weight loss

LIVERPOOL, 09-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (Monday, 9 January) sees the beginning of the national ‘JanUary’ campaign (formerly known as National Obesity Awareness Week) which runs until Sunday, 15 January. JanUary, with a strapline of ‘do something good for U’, is … Read the full press release

University of Warwick’s Professor Ian Stewart receives the MAA Euler Book Prize for an outstanding book about mathematics

Coventry, UK, 09-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A prize for the year’s best books in mathematics has been awarded by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) to Emeritus Professor Ian Stewart from the University of Warwick. Professor Stewart received the MAA Euler … Read the full press release