The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency. —
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors against over-prescribing testosterone-boosting drugs for men, saying the popular treatments have not been established as safe or effective for common age-related issues like low…
WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the nation's leading medical researchers joined the Food and Drug Administration on Monday, taking on the agency's No. 2 leadership job at a critical juncture for prescription drugs, medical devices and tobacco products.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama said Thursday that the U.S. has undergone a "culture change" in the five years since she started raising awareness about childhood obesity. But as she celebrated achievements on multiple fronts, the first lady also…
Australia is set to strengthen food labelling laws after a series of hepatitis A infections were linked to frozen berries from China, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Thursday.
By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has not done enough to investigate and control a deadly new MERS virus that has killed hundreds of people there and remains in many ways a mystery, United Nations health experts said on Monday. Cases o…
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — That phone app keeping track of your exercise and meals might keep you out of the hospital one day.
No more artificial flavors and colors in Butterfinger, Babe Ruth or any Nestle chocolate candies in the United States, because Americans want them gone, the Swiss food giant said Tuesday.
Nine Australians have contracted hepatitis A linked with eating contaminated berries from China, with the importer apologising Tuesday as the food scare spreads.
Researchers said Monday they had pinpointed two compounds -- one naturally derived from fasting and intensive exercise -- that show promise for combatting arthritis, multiple sclerosis, gout and other auto-immune diseases.
Britain might reduce welfare benefits for people who refuse treatment for obesity or drug and alcohol problems, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Saturday. He said that if his Conservative Party wins national elections in May, he would set up a r…
Social media are turning Saudis into "electronic potatoes" and contributing to unhealthy lifestyles which leave one in four at risk of suffering a heart attack over the next decade, experts said Friday.
The largest-ever DNA probe into obesity has thrown up scores of clues for the inherited factors behind a worsening health problem, researchers said on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dietary advice can be confusing. Is it OK to eat meat and eggs? Is fat in or out? What about grains? How much salt?
Parents of summer-born children are being told they could miss a year of secondary school if they delay their start at primary, MPs are told.
State secondary schools in England are not doing enough to stretch the most able students, Ofsted says.
While university leaders want to keep £9,000 fees, a lecturers' union survey shows that vice-chancellors are earning up to £623,000 per year.
University feeds 270,000 taking refuge from Boko Haram
Children in the UK have suffered sexual abuse on an "industrial scale" with authorities failing to tackle the problem, David Cameron has said.
More than 40 schools across counties Londonderry and Tyrone are closed as snow and ice made travel treacherous.
Local authorities are struggling to house some of the most disturbed children because of a shortage of places in secure children's homes.
Almost a third of families in London did not get their first choice of secondary school as the population surge reaches secondary level.
How should FE students be funded?
The BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes visits a high school in Mariupol where students are taking lessons in Ukrainian patriotism.
All schools in England should have a teacher trained to give high-quality careers advice, particularly to poorer pupils, says a charity.
How Kent 's grammar school debate may reflect a wider picture
Measures to protect children's health should be put at the forefront of the general election, say doctors.
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The Conservatives accuse Vince Cable of trying to water down a ban on "hate preachers" in English universities to protect free speech.
Ed Miliband says £9,000 tuition fees in England have been a "disaster" and promises Labour would fund a reduction by cutting tax relief on high earners' pensions.
The BBC asks students at Leeds University for their reactions to a Labour pledge to reduce tuition fees in England have been a "disaster" and promises Labour would fund a reduction by cutting tax relief on high earners' pensions.
Views on Labour's £6,000 pledge from the frontline
A numeracy charity's challenge prompts beauty giant L'Oreal to change an advert boasting about not being good at maths.
Clare Balding says more girls should work in sport
A primary school in County Antrim has made a social media video to highlight their acute lack of classroom space for the growing number of pupils.
Schoolchildren across the UK are getting an opportunity to make their own documentary films about World War Two to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day.
Ed Miliband says he would use Ofsted inspections to make schools put a greater emphasis on arts subjects.
MPs accuse the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills of ignoring "repeated warnings about the abuse of public money" over alternative higher education providers.
There is no evidence that three girls thought to be going to Syria to join Islamic State were radicalised at Bethnal Green Academy, its principal says.
The first six printed editions of the Bible and four Shakespeare folios are among the trove of rare books given to Princeton University.
Courts which help parents deal with drug or alcohol addiction so they can keep their children are to be extended to new areas of England.
Can Lithuania reverse loss of young and talented?
DNA tests to determine parentage could end "acrimonious" family court disputes, Justice Minister Simon Hughes says after funding was announced for the checks.
A school in Cornwall is doing such a good job at teaching its children how to behave that it is attracting national interest.
Universities examine whether time travel is really possible
Seven big myths about why some countries are good at education
A new university in Paris wants to create a "knowledge hub" competing with Silicon Valley.
The university built to fight for democracy
The royal power behind Qatar's obsession with education
Can US colleges show their courses are value for money?
An activist group in the US is buying and then cancelling student debt
BEIJING (AP) — European stocks mostly gained while Asian markets faltered Wednesday as investors monitored upbeat eurozone economic data and looked ahead to U.S. indicators.
By Arshad Mohammed MONTREUX, Switzerland (Reuters) - The U.S. and Iranian foreign ministers wrapped up three days of talks over Iran's nuclear programme on Wednesday, a day after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the deal being negotiat…
A new report has revealed the scope of the gender disparity in pension savings and income. Funding retirement remains a significant challenge for many women. According to the annual State of Retirement report by LV=, women who have occupational or p…
National Australia Bank (NAB) is beginning to court investors ahead of a possible flotation of its UK operations, intensifying competition for capital amid a slew of listings of British lenders. Sky News understands that NAB has organised a series o…
French nuclear group Areva confirmed record net losses in 2014 of 4.8 billion euros ($5.3 billion) after it was forced to absorb costs linked to project delays
Canadians have been asked to stop drawing Leonard Nimoy-inspired Mr Spock pictures on their $5 bank notes. Fans of the famous Star Trek character have for years been marking up the face of former PM Wilfrid Laurier - Canada's first Francophone prime…
WASHINGTON (AP) — From the United States to Asia to Europe, a global economy that many had feared was faltering appears poised for a resurgence on the strength of cheap oil and falling interest rates.
By Lionel Laurent LONDON (Reuters) - Global equities pulled back from recent record highs on Wednesday, with investors turning cautious after underwhelming European PMI data and ahead of central bank meetings. U.S. jobs data due on Friday was also o…
By David Sheppard LONDON (Reuters) - Brent crude oil steadied above $60 a barrel on Wednesday after Saudi Arabia's oil minister said he expected the oil market to balance itself. Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi said he hoped and expected the oil market to…
By Ross Finley LONDON (Reuters) - The euro zone economy is sprouting more green shoots than anticipated just as the European Central Bank fires up a money printing programme worth more than 1 trillion euros. An analysis of Reuters polls shows more t…
LONDON (AP) — The British government has agreed to sell its stake in Eurostar, the high-speed rail service that connects London with Paris and Brussels through a tunnel under the English Channel, for 757 million pounds ($1.1 billion), a move that'…
The cloud firm are to hire 90 more people over the next three years.
It’s been the best January and February for start-ups since 2007.
GENEVA (AP) — Volkswagen's functional Passat family car may have taken top honors as car of the year at the annual Geneva motor show, but there is no doubt what visitors come to see at this glitzy gathering: high-end supercars.
By James Davey and Emma Thomasson LONDON (Reuters) - Shoppers usually blame dowdy clothes and tired stores for the painful decline of Britain's former retail powerhouse Marks & Spencer . After hiring new designers, overhauling its online offering an…
The British government discussed the sale of German utility RWE's oil and gas production unit to Russian tycoon Mikhail Fridman at its National Security Council in recent weeks, a government source said on Wednesday. Prime Minister David Cameron's s…
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — In Europe, SUV now stands for: Shrinking Utility Vehicle.
By Denis Pinchuk MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that the murder of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov was a shameful tragedy that carried a political subtext. Nemtsov, a former deputy prime minister, was shot dead as…