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Schools ‘desperately need’ cash injection, MPs say

Image copyright Getty Images Schools and colleges in England need a “multi-billion cash injection” and a long-term approach to funding, say MPs on the Education Select Committee. Its report on school funding confirms the concerns of head teachers and teachers’ unions who have protested about worsening budget shortages. The committee …

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Music ‘calms nerves before surgery’ as well as sedative

Image copyright Uni of Pennsylvania Image caption Patients listened to music while having an anaesthetic before surgery Listening to the “world’s most relaxing song” before an operation could be just as good at calming patients’ nerves as medication, US researchers say. The song, written to reduce anxiety, blood pressure and …

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