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Helpline to tackle bullying in chemistry

Helpline to tackle bullying in chemistry

Science
Bullying and harassment is such a problem in the world of chemistry that a dedicated helpline is being set up for victims, a scientific body says.The Royal Society of Chemistry says people were being denied opportunities because of "a culture of secrecy" and the 'unchecked power of managers'.The research showed both men and women have been bullied and harassed by colleagues.But it was mostly women who were discriminated against.It's hoped the helpline will increase the number of women chemists.'Rock stars'Professor Rachel O'Reilly is now Head of the Chemistry School at the University of Birmingham.But, in previous roles, she says she's "had issues or witnessed others" facing discrimination."I've been called 'little woman' a lot." ...
Policy on bullying eyed after 12-year-old hangs himself

Policy on bullying eyed after 12-year-old hangs himself

Health
Andy Leach was a silly 12-year-old boy with a contagious smile before relentless bullying pushed him to kill himself, his father says. "Everybody really enjoyed to be around Andy," and he had much to look forward to — he loved being a Boy Scout and hoped to play saxophone in the high school band, Matthew Leach told The Associated Press. "So when we found out he was being bullied in any capacity, we started trying to figure out what was going on." What exactly prompted Andy to hang himself in his garage after school March 6 remains a mystery. Key details are shrouded by privacy rules. Southaven Chief Steve Pirtle said he can't comment on the police investigation. School officials wouldn't respond in detail to AP questions. Leach gave investigators Andy's cellphone and laptop. He said Thurs