From today's UK papers

March 16, 2001

Financial Times

Researchers at University College London surveyed 600 employees of the Property Services Agency, which was privatised in the mid-1990s, and found that privatisation is bad for your health.

The life cycles of management fashions are getting shorter, according to research at the University of Louisiana.

The Guardian

Cathy MacGregor, a lecturer at Wolverhampton University, is leaving academia to become a lapdancer in Florida.

The Independent

The human eye is tuned to identify the colour red against a green background more quickly than it can spot white shirts, according to scientists at the University of Hong Kong. Hence England's World Cup victory in 1966. (from Nature )

Miscellany

Dyslexia is caused by underlying neurological abnormalities, a four-nation study has found, but languages with complex spelling (such as English) make it worse. ( Daily Telegraph , Times )

Scientists at the Institute of Child Health, London, have found that women who breastfeed their babies for longer than four months may put them at increased risk of heart disease in later life. ( Financial Times , Guardian , Independent , Daily Mail , Daily Telegraph , Times )

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