Mental health among UK secondary pupils worsened sharply in pandemic, study shows | Young people

Secondary school pupils in the UK experienced significantly higher rates of depression, social, emotional and behavioural difficulties, and overall worse mental wellbeing during the Covid pandemic, research shows. Cases of depression among secondary school pupils aged 11 to 13 rose by 8.5% during the pandemic compared with a 0.3% increase for the same cohort prior … Read more

Breaking in the black box of pedagogical authority

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How does pedagogical authority operate in the classroom? A team from the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and the University of Teacher Education, State of Vaud (HEP Vaud) has produced one of the first in-depth field studies on this subject. By filming teachers in training over a period of several months, the researchers identified different ways … Read more

Youth self-harm higher than expected during COVID-19 pandemic: study

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Pediatric hospital visits for self-harm saw a “large” increase during the first years of COVID-19 in Canada, new research states. A study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) Monday showed higher-than-expected rates of emergency department visits and hospital admissions for self-harm among children and adolescents between March 2020 and June 2022. There was … Read more

Conservative advocacy group targets race-based admissions at West Point

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Students for Fair Admissions, the group responsible for the U.S. Supreme Court decisions limiting affirmative action practices at universities across the country, filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo Sept. 19 (UPI) — Students for Fair Admissions, the group responsible for … Read more

U of A alum wins major award for cancer-fighting immunotherapy discovery

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University of Alberta alum, Michel Sadelain, is being recognized for his major discovery in the cancer-fighting immunotherapy field — one that is already helping cancer patients fight disease. The scientist is being awarded with the 2024 Breakthrough Prize  in Life Sciences after discovering cancer treatment that uses a patient’s own T-cells to heal. “Of course … Read more