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Women in STEM: Valentina Ndolo

01 August 2019

Valentina Ndolo is a Gates Cambridge Scholar in the...

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Parents’ lenient attitudes towards drinking linked to greater alcohol use among children

12 June 2019

Children are more likely to start drinking alcohol, drink more frequently and get drunk if their parents have a lenient attitude towards drinking...

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Food and drinks industry uses non-profit organisation to campaign against public health policies, study finds

03 June 2019

A new study shows how a non-profit research organisation has been deployed by its backers from major food and beverage corporations to push...

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Children from disadvantaged backgrounds and certain ethnic minorities do less vigorous physical activity

28 May 2019

Children from disadvantaged backgrounds and certain ethnic minority backgrounds, including from Pakistani and Bangladeshi backgrounds, have lower...

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Children who walk to school less likely to be overweight or obese, study suggests

20 May 2019

Children who regularly walk or cycle to school are less likely to be overweight or obese than those who travel by car or public transport, a new...

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Discovery of genetic variants that protect against obesity and type 2 diabetes could lead to new weight loss medicines

18 April 2019

Around four million people in the UK carry genetic variants that protect them from obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease, suggests new...

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Levels of autism in China similar to the West, joint Chinese-UK study shows

21 March 2019

The first large-scale study of autism in China has revealed that around one in a hundred people in China has an autism spectrum condition – the...

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Young at heart

13 March 2019

Improvements in public health, education and medicine mean that our lives are much longer than at any point in human history. Thanks to studies of...

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Wine before beer, or beer before wine? Either way, you’ll be hungover, study finds

08 February 2019

'Beer before wine and you’ll feel fine; wine before beer and you’ll feel queer' goes the age-old aphorism. But scientists have now shown that it...

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