Psychology - Mar 31

Parents who frequently exercise harsh discipline with young children are putting them at significantly greater risk of developing lasting mental health problems, new evidence shows. Avoiding a hostile emotional climate at home won't necessarily prevent poor mental health outcomes from occurring, but it will probably help Ioannis Katsantonis In a study of over 7,500 Irish children, researchers at the University of Cambridge and University College Dublin found that children exposed to -hostile- parenting at age three were 1.5 times likelier than their peers to have mental health symptoms which qualified as -high risk- by age nine.

Economics - Mar 30

Increasing the proportion of non-alcoholic drinks on sale in online supermarkets could reduce the amount of alcohol people purchase, suggests a study published today led by researchers at the University of Cambridge.

Life Sciences - Mar 30

Traces of ancient empires that stretched across Africa remain in the DNA of people living on the continent, reveals a new genetics study led by UCL researchers.

Health - Mar 30

A study, co-led by researchers at UCL, has revealed how some skin cancers stop responding to treatment at the end of life. The discovery, scientists say, provides vital clues for developing new treatments for those with a terminal diagnosis.

Environment - Mar 30

Moths are more efficient pollinators at night than day-flying pollinators such as bees, finds. Amid widespread concern about the decline of wild pollinating insects like bees and butterflies, University of Sussex researchers have discovered that moths are particularly vital pollinators for nature.

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