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Health - Economics - 18.05.2011
Defence Estate study
Defence Estate study
The HERO Review by the Centre for Defence Studies, King's College London, for Morgan Sindall Group plc proposes more effective MoD partnering with local authorities and the private sector, new approaches to home ownership and separation of MOD operational and support responsibilities. The Centre for Defence Studies, King's College London today published an independent report into the operation and management of the UK's Defence Estate.

Health - Economics - 10.05.2011
Prolonged breastfeeding may be linked to fewer behaviour problems
Prolonged breastfeeding may be linked to fewer behaviour problems
Breastfeeding for four months or more is associated with fewer behavioural problems in children at age 5, an Oxford University study suggests. The findings, published in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood , add to the evidence base on the benefits of breastfeeding. 'Our results provide even more evidence for the benefits of breastfeeding,' says Maria Quigley of the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit at Oxford University, who led the work with Katriina Heikkilä.

Health - Economics - 06.04.2011
Plain cigarette packets could help stop people taking up smoking
Plain cigarette packets could help stop people taking up smoking
Plain cigarette packaging could help prevent people taking up the habit but would have little effect on those who already smoke on a daily basis, according to new research from the UK Centre for Tobacco Studies (UKCTCS), which has bases at the Universities of Bristol and Bath. The researchers monitored the eye movements of non-smokers, light smokers and daily smokers who were asked to look at non-branded cigarette packets that showed only the health warning as compared to branded packets with identical health warnings.

Pedagogy - Economics - 14.03.2011
Breastfed children do better at school
Breastfed children do better at school
Science 14 Mar 11 Researchers have shown that breastfeeding causes children to do better at school. The research conducted by Oxford University and the Institute for Social and Economic Research, Essex University, found that as little as four weeks of breastfeeding for a newborn baby has a significant effect on brain development, which persists until the child is at least 14 years old.

Environment - Economics - 08.03.2011
Groundbreaking research finds small farms are sustainable
That’s the key finding of a major piece of groundbreaking research from an academic at the University of Plymouth. The research could play a significant part in the transition to a more sustainable society, increasing local food production and boosting the rural economy in both developed and developing countries.

Economics - 28.02.2011
Smartphones the grip of death
Smartphones the grip of death
Press release issued 28 February 2011 The growth in the demand of smartphones has highlighted the complexities of wireless communications through problems of reduced sensitivity when the user holds some devices. New research has been investigating this problem, along with developing new solutions to overcome the loss of connectivity.

Health - Economics - 16.02.2011
Water softeners not found to improve childhood eczema
PA 46/11 The first study of its kind in the world — involving 336 children aged between six months and 16 years old — has shown that installing a water softener for three months brings no additional relief for eczema sufferers. Up to one fifth of all children of school age have eczema, along with about one in 12 of the adult population.

Health - Economics - 09.02.2011
Huge decline in HIV rates in Zimbabwe driven by fear of infection, says study
Huge decline in HIV rates in Zimbabwe driven by fear of infection, says study
Huge decline in HIV rates in Zimbabwe driven by fear of infection, says study The big drop in the numbers of people infected with HIV in Zimbabwe is because of mass social change, driven by fear of infection, according to an international study reported in PLoS Medicine. The big drop in the numbers of people infected with HIV in Zimbabwe is because of mass social change, driven by fear of infection, according to an international study reported today in the journal PLoS Medicine.

Economics - Social Sciences - 04.02.2011
Threat to employers and workforce productivity
A survey by King's College London and law firm Speechly Bircham reveals that employers are facing a sustained increase in workplace unrest as austerity measures, longer working hours, stress and a genuine skills gap take their toll on the UK workforce. The State of HR Survey report highlights the full extent of the problems faced by employers, as they struggle to find ways to address gender pay inequality and are unprepared for upcoming changes to the default retirement age.

Health - Economics - 31.01.2011
Morning after pill linked to increase in STIs, study shows
PA 33/11 Offering the morning after pill free over the counter has not reduced the number of teenage pregnancies and may be associated with a rise in sexually-transmitted diseases (STIs), according to a report by experts at The University of Nottingham. Professors David Paton and Sourafel Girma used local health authority data to study the impact that the introduction of Government-backed schemes to offer emergency birth control at pharmacies and without prescription have had on conception rates and the diagnosis of STIs among under-18s.

Economics - 26.01.2011
BBC launches Uni collaboration into Britain’s class system
The BBC has launched a nationwide interactive survey examining what class really means in Britain today, and whether it still matters in the 21st century. The Great British Class Survey ( www.bbc.co.uk/labuk) aims to be the largest study of its kind ever conducted in the UK, and is the first interactive commission by BBC Current Affairs.

Agronomy / Food Science - Economics - 10.01.2011
Obesity linked to economic insecurity
Obesity linked to economic insecurity
Policy 10 Jan 11 An Oxford University study suggests that people living in countries with 'free market' regimes are more likely to become obese due to the stress of being exposed to economic insecurity. The researchers believe that the stress of living in a competitive social system without a strong welfare state could be causing people to overeat.

Economics - Mathematics - 06.01.2011
New study evaluates different strategies for chlamydia screening
New study evaluates different strategies for chlamydia screening
Increasing the efficiency of partner notification is more cost effective in preventing the spread of chlamydia than increasing the coverage of primary screening in men, according to new research from the University of Bristol, published in the BMJ. Partner notification is an essential component of the management of all sexually transmitted infections.