From today's UK papers

May 23, 2001

Financial Times

Labour has pledged to create a university to improve the training and skills of health workers.

Fiona Harvey says that Itanium, developed by Intel and Hewlett-Packard, is the first of a new generation of computer chips - and a tribute to the power of collaboration.

The Guardian

The Basque university in Vitoria has called out its students in protest at the alleged police torture of a suspected member of the separatist group Eta.

The Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy has reaffirmed the party's commitment to abolishing student tuition fees, calling their introduction "one of the most pernicious political acts" ever.

Merger of the age charities Help the Aged and Research into Ageing brings promise of a boom in research.

The Independent

Letter from Sir Stewart Sutherland, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of Edinburgh, denying a deficit in the university's finances.

Daily Mail

Millions of students in further education colleges had their courses disrupted as lecturers staged a one-day strike over pay.

Daily Telegraph

Drinking tea may help to prevent dental cavities and gum disease, researchers from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry have found.

An apple or tomato a day may help prevent asthma attacks, according to researchers at the University of Nottingham.

Students spend so long surfing the internet and emailing friends that their college work suffers, a study from Rutgers University in New York has shown.

Miscellany

Soldiers exposed to radiation through inhaling large amounts of depleted uranium - sometimes used in munitions - have a slightly increased risk of dying from lung cancer, the Royal Society has said in a report. ( Financial Times, Guardian, Independent, Times )

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