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October 9, 2017 11:04 PM Six out of ten people in Liverpool with mental health problems have faced discrimination

Wavertree MP Luciana Berger said people were often unable to access the services they need Six out of 10 people in Liverpool who have suffered from mental health problems said they had to deal with stigma or discrimination as a result, according to an ECHO survey. Some 84% of readers who answered our survey into mental health for today’s World Mental 374

October 8, 2017 10:54 PM We must educate young people about mental health like we do about sex, says Deepika Padukone

In 2015, Deepika Padukone talked about her struggle to cope with depression, becoming one of the rare Indian celebrities to discuss the issue in public. Later that year, she set up Live Love Laugh, a foundation to fight the social stigma surrounding mental illness through awareness campaigns. The actor, who was in Delhi ahead of World Mental Health Day on October 138

October 8, 2017 10:22 PM SA quartet fired up for AAGTC defence

Malcolm Mitchell, Matt Saulez and new cap Clayton Mansfield are eager to launch South Africa’s title defence in the All Africa Golf Team Championship in Zimbabwe next week. The KwaZulu-Natal trio will be targeting an eighth consecutive victory in the prestigious biennial team alongside Junior Presidents Cup standout Garrick Higgo from Boland at Elephant 137

October 8, 2017 8:37 PM Egypt fan weeps with joy as his country makes first World Cup since 1990

Mohamed Salah scored a 95th minute goal to clinch qualification for the Pharaohs, and this fan let all his emotions out. Egypt qualified for the 2018 World Cup on Sunday, making it to the tournament for the first time since 1990. Here’s how much it means to Egyptian fans. Here’s what the scene looked like in the Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria when Mohamed 122

October 7, 2017 2:54 AM African Delegates Press for Greater Regional Cooperation in Efforts to Resolve Western Sahara Question, as Fourth Committee Continues Decolonization Debate

Delegates from several African countries called for greater regional cooperation in the peaceful resolution of the Western Sahara question today, as the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) continued its general debate on decolonization. Senegal’s representative said that Security Council resolution 2351 (2017) had established a correlation 174

October 5, 2017 10:54 PM Mattel thinks again about AI babysitter

Mattel has decided against releasing its AI-powered "babysitter" following concerns over privacy and other implications. Campaigners said artificial intelligence should not be used in place of real parenting, even if only briefly. The toy company announced the device in January and said it would sing lullabies and tell bedtime stories. At the CES technology 44

October 2, 2017 6:35 PM Nobel Prize goes to researchers who figured out how our cells tell time

A complex web of interactions keeps our internal clocks stable but lets them shift. Today, the Nobel Prize committee has honored three US biologists for their role in unravelling one of biology's earliest mysteries: how organisms tell time. Microbes, plants, and animals all run on a 24-hour cycle, one that's flexible enough to gradually reset itself 154

October 2, 2017 4:54 PM Nobel in physiology, medicine awarded to 3 Americans for discovery of 'clock genes'

Three Americans — Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young — have won the 2017 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for their work on molecular mechanisms that control circadian systems. Hall was born in New York, Rosbash in Kansas City, and they both worked at Brandeis University. Michael Young was born in Miami and worked at Rockefeller 134

October 2, 2017 11:23 AM Rosbash Awarded 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Rosbash, who became an HHMI investigator at Brandeis University in 1989, Hall, and Young were highlighted for discoveries that have revealed the genetic underpinnings of the circadian clock. Circadian clocks are active throughout the body’s cells, where they use a common genetic mechanism to control the rhythmic activities of various tissues. “Michael 188

October 1, 2017 5:54 AM Organisers target 3,000 participants for Pink Run

THE organisers of ICWI/Jamaica Reach to Recovery Pink Run is on a mission to increase the number of participants in this year's 5 k fund-raising event by 1,000, setting its target at 3,000 people. The 17th staging of the event, which is set for October 28 and is being held under the theme: 'Tutus and tall socks', was launched at the Courtleigh Auditorium 130