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Promotion, prevention and early intervention dramatically cut the costs of mental ill health, says government – sponsored research report


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Promotion, prevention and early intervention dramatically cut the costs of mental ill health, says government – sponsored research report

Every pound spent on parenting programmes to prevent conduct disorder in young children saves the UK £8 over a child’s lifetime, according to a report published today by the Department of Health, London School of Economics and Political Science, Centre for Mental Health and Institute of Psychiatry. This economic impact is over and above the positive effects on the child’s wellbeing. And the economic returns from school-based programmes to deal with bullying and other behavioural problems are even larger.


ByThe London School of Economics,UK.


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Study reveals the UK's 'under-age' social networking generation


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Study reveals the UK's 'under-age' social networking generation

Younger children are increasingly setting up their own pages on social networking sites such as Facebook, finds a new study published today (Monday 18 April). The report, Social Networking, Age and Privacy, reveals that one in three of 9-12-year-olds in the UK has a profile on Facebook, even though the network sets a minimum age of 13 to join. In total, 43 per cent of this age group in Britain has a profile on at least one social networking site, rising to 88 per cent among 13-16-year-olds. .


ByThe London School of Economics,UK.


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UK needs ‘Green New Deal’ to tackle ‘triple crunch’ of credit, oil price and climate crises

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UK needs ‘Green New Deal’ to tackle ‘triple crunch’ of credit, oil price and climate crises

On the first anniversary of Northern Rock falsely reassuring markets, and 75 years since President Roosevelt launched a New Deal to rescue the US from financial crisis, a new group of experts in finance, energy and the environment have come together to propose a ‘Green New Deal’ for the UK.


By NEF, UK.


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