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25-Oct-2023 8:20 AM EDT
Number of dementia cases could be 42% higher than previously estimated by 2040
University College London

Up to 1.7 million people could be living with dementia in England and Wales by 2040 – over 40% more than previously forecast – finds a new UCL-led study.

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Released: 15-Sep-2023 4:05 PM EDT
UK manufacturers need more support to help us reach net zero, new report says
University of Sheffield

The UK needs to make better electrical machines and make its manufacturing processes more efficient if it is to reach net zero by 2050, according to a world leading group of engineers.

Released: 4-Aug-2023 2:50 PM EDT
New study shows increase in Welsh breastfeeding rates during pandemic
Swansea University

A Swansea University-led study revealed breastfeeding rates in Wales increased during the pandemic.

19-Jul-2023 8:30 AM EDT
Two in three cosmetic surgery injections in the UK are not administered by doctors
University College London

According to an analysis of the UK’s cosmetic injectables industry by UCL researchers, 68% of cosmetic practitioners who are administering injections such as Botox are not qualified medical doctors.

Released: 17-Jul-2023 11:15 AM EDT
Significant rise in ADHD diagnoses in the UK
University College London

Both ADHD diagnoses and prescriptions for ADHD medication have increased significantly over the past two decades, except in children under five, finds a new study by UCL researchers.

Released: 6-Jun-2023 4:00 PM EDT
Breastfeeding for longer may be linked to better exam results in later life

Children who are breastfed for longer appear to be more likely to gain slightly better results in their school GSCEs at age 16 compared with non-breastfed children, suggests a study published online in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood.

Released: 2-Jun-2023 1:55 PM EDT
Why we need to fall out of love with flaky white fish - study
University of Essex

The UK’s growing mismatch between the fish we catch and the fish we want to eat has clear implications for our future food security, according to new research.

Released: 2-Jun-2023 1:55 PM EDT
UK’s poorest children likelier to have less understanding of personal finances, study finds
Taylor & Francis

A new study of 3,745 families from across the UK demonstrates a “sizeable” gap in the financial knowledge of children depending on which socio-economic group they come from.

Newswise: Longtime UK child neurologist receives Governor’s Service Award
Released: 23-May-2023 12:40 PM EDT
Longtime UK child neurologist receives Governor’s Service Award
University of Kentucky

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear and Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) Secretary Eric Friedlander recognized UK HealthCare’s Robert J. Baumann, M.D., with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Baumann has worked in the field of child neurology in Kentucky for more than five decades. He was key in establishing the Office for Children with Special Health Care Needs (OCSHCN) network of regional medical clinics in Eastern Kentucky.

Released: 18-May-2023 7:40 PM EDT
Rising rates of induced labor need to be reconsidered in the context of the UK maternity services staffing crisis, study suggests
City University London

A new study suggests that increasing rates of induction of labour (IOL) of pregnant women and people in the UK, without considering the accompanying, real-world impact on staffing workloads and patient care, may have unintended consequences.

Released: 18-May-2023 6:45 PM EDT
Accelerated Christian Education textbooks used in UK schools deny human-caused climate change
University College London

One of the world’s largest fundamentalist Christian education groups is teaching its students climate change denial as fact, and still presents the theory of evolution as an ‘absurd and discredited’ conspiracy theory, finds a report by UCL researchers.

Released: 11-May-2023 3:00 PM EDT
Risk of long COVID higher for people living in most deprived areas
University of Southampton

New research led by the universities of Southampton and Oxford has found that the risk of long COVID is strongly associated with area-level deprivation, with the odds of having long COVID 46 percent higher for people from the most deprived areas, compared to those in the least deprived areas.

Newswise: Research integrity recognized as major problem but new report falls short
Released: 11-May-2023 11:00 AM EDT
Research integrity recognized as major problem but new report falls short
Digital Science and Research Solutions Ltd

Digital Science welcomes a new parliamentary report into research integrity but says it "doesn't go far enough".

10-May-2023 6:00 AM EDT
Research reveals majority of gig economy workers are earning below minimum wage
University of Bristol

As the cost of living continues to spiral, a new report shows more than half of gig economy workers in the UK are paid below the minimum wage.

Released: 4-May-2023 2:30 PM EDT
Sexist and impossible standards are still entrenched in UK political reporting, new study finds
University of Surrey

Female politicians continue to be subjected to sexist, impossible standards at the hands of the UK media, according to a new study conducted by the University of Surrey.

Released: 4-May-2023 12:10 PM EDT
Coronation of King Charles III an ancient tradition in a modern world
University of Miami

As Westminster Abbey plans to host its 40th coronation in 900 years, members of the University of Miami community consider the role of a monarch in today’s society.

Released: 19-Apr-2023 3:25 PM EDT
Minimum unit pricing for alcohol associated with a 13% decrease in deaths from alcohol consumption in Scotland, study suggests
The Lancet

The implementation of minimum unit pricing (MUP) legislation is associated with significant reductions in alcohol-specific deaths among those from the most socio-economically deprived areas in Scotland, suggests a new study published in The Lancet.

Released: 4-Apr-2023 4:30 PM EDT
Women’s geographic access to fertility treatment “significantly higher” in the richest parts of Britain, analysis shows
University of Exeter

Geographic access to IVF and other fertility services is significantly higher in the richest parts of Britain, a new study shows.

Released: 23-Mar-2023 3:40 PM EDT
2022 heatwave struck off surgery in fifth of UK hospitals
University of Birmingham

The 2022 summer heatwave resulted in a fifth of UK hospitals being forced to cancel operations during the three days when temperatures soared, a new study reveals.

21-Mar-2023 1:10 PM EDT
Universities develop ways for wind turbines to generate more energy
University of Sheffield

A major collaboration between universities and energy companies has made vital improvements to offshore wind turbines, which could help them generate more renewable energy and reduce the UK’s reliance on fossil fuels.

Released: 16-Mar-2023 10:15 AM EDT
New global ranking for life expectancy shows decades-long UK decline
SAGE Publications UK

A new analysis of global rankings of life expectancy over seven decades shows the UK has done worse than all G7 countries except the USA.

Newswise: New damselfly sharing habitat with UK natives
Released: 10-Feb-2023 7:20 PM EST
New damselfly sharing habitat with UK natives
University of Exeter

A damselfly species that came to the UK from Europe poses a minimal risk to native damselflies and dragonflies, new research shows.

Released: 24-Jan-2023 9:00 AM EST
Students lacking language skills will miss out on jobs - new report
University of Portsmouth

British students wanting to get ahead in the world of work should be studying an additional language.

Released: 24-Jan-2023 9:00 AM EST
Saving our UK coastlines by working in partnership
University of Portsmouth

A project that brings together marine scientists and business leaders to help improve the health of the UK coastline starts this week. Researchers hope the initiative will help tackle biodiversity loss in coastal regions and mitigate the effects of climate change.

Released: 20-Jan-2023 7:15 PM EST
Beans in toast could revolutionise British diet
University of Reading

Researchers and chefs at the University of Reading aim to encourage British consumers and food producers to switch to bread containing faba beans (commonly known as broad beans), making it healthier and less damaging to the environment.

Released: 11-Jan-2023 11:00 AM EST
COVID-19 conspiracy theories among the UK Black community
Kingston University

A belief that COVID-19 was a myth created to control ethnic populations, or a virus created to eliminate the Black community were among the conspiracy theories that caused a lower engagement of health prevention methods among UK Black communities, research by Kingston University, London experts has shown.

Released: 10-Jan-2023 2:30 PM EST
Less than four in 100 men accepted to be sperm donors
University of Sheffield

Less than four in 100 men who apply to be sperm donors reach the end of the process and have samples frozen and released for treatments, according to a new study.

Released: 20-Dec-2022 3:35 PM EST
UK woodlands could store almost twice as much carbon as previously estimated
University College London

UK forests could store almost double the amount of carbon than previous calculations suggest, with consequences for our understanding of carbon stocks and humanity’s response to climate change, according to a new study involving UCL researchers.

Newswise: First digital archive of Brian Friel’s iconic plays launches at Queen’s
Released: 12-Dec-2022 6:05 AM EST
First digital archive of Brian Friel’s iconic plays launches at Queen’s
Queen's University Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast has launched the Brian Friel digital archive, a first of its kind resource, providing access to drafts of the acclaimed Irish playwright’s works, including handwritten notes from some of his most iconic plays.

Released: 8-Nov-2022 9:05 PM EST
Workplace cafeteria study finds no evidence that physical activity calorie-equivalent labelling changes food purchasing
University of Cambridge

An experiment carried out across ten workplace cafeterias found no significant change in the overall number of calories purchased when food and drink labels showed the amount of physical activity required to burn off their calories.

8-Nov-2022 4:05 AM EST
Northern Ireland is poorest performing UK region for productivity
Queen's University Belfast

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have found that Northern Ireland is the poorest performing UK region for productivity, with a productivity gap of 17% to the UK level.

Released: 1-Nov-2022 2:30 PM EDT
Is Transparency the Right Path to Equal Pay?
Arizona State University (ASU)

An Arizona State University business professor examines how a new law in the United Kingdom deals with gender pay gap, and whether it can benefit the American workforce.

26-Oct-2022 6:05 AM EDT
Voters in Northern Ireland keen to see UK-EU agreement over the Protocol but the challenge of ‘selling’ any such agreement is growing
Queen's University Belfast

Support among voters in Northern Ireland for the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland remains steady, a new opinion poll conducted by Lucid Talk on behalf of Queen’s University Belfast, has revealed.

Newswise: UK’s Oldest Human DNA Obtained, Revealing Two Distinct Palaeolithic Populations
Released: 24-Oct-2022 7:50 PM EDT
UK’s Oldest Human DNA Obtained, Revealing Two Distinct Palaeolithic Populations
University College London

The first genetic data from Palaeolithic human individuals in the UK - the oldest human DNA obtained from the British Isles so far - indicates the presence of two distinct groups that migrated to Britain at the end of the last ice age, finds new research.

Released: 13-Oct-2022 1:00 PM EDT
People in the UK have higher probabilities of dying than predicted, new report finds
City University London

Men and women in the UK have a higher probability of dying than predicted, a new report has found, which could have a big impact on the future viability of pensions schemes.

14-Sep-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Perceived debt manageability linked to mental health struggles in UK during pandemic

UK adults reporting more problems managing debt had higher risk of depression, anxiety.

Newswise: King Charles will serve as bridge for British royal family, expert says
Released: 12-Sep-2022 3:15 PM EDT
King Charles will serve as bridge for British royal family, expert says
Virginia Tech

King Charles will serve as bridge for British royal family, expert says King Charles III reign will serve as a bridge between Queen Elizabeth II and a different, smaller Royal Family, says Marlene Koening, a librarian for Virginia Tech’s Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center and a recognized expert on British and European royalty.

Released: 12-Sep-2022 1:55 PM EDT
Death of Queen Elizabeth II the “end of an era”
Binghamton University, State University of New York

The death of Queen Elizabeth marks the end of an era according to Andrew Walkling, a historian at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

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