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New research offers hope for parents of picky eaters

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tiny tastes

An intervention developed by UCL psychologists significantly increases consumption of fruit and vegetables commonly disliked among picky young children, new research has found. 

Athena SWAN awards: success for UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences

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Athena SWAN recently announced awards from the April submissions with all six UCL departments who applied being successful in achieving awards.Athena SWAN awards recognise a commitment to addressing the recruitment, promotion and retention of women in academic STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine) sciences. Submissions are judged by STEMM academics, HR and Equality and Diversity professionals from across the sector.

Tingling sensation caused by Asian spice could help patients with chronic pain

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Szechuan peppercorns by C John Thompson on Flickr

The science behind the tingling sensation caused by eating a popular Asian spice has been explained by researchers at UCL.

Why young people might not heed your warnings

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Teenage smoker by M Hooper on Flickr

Campaigns to get young people to stop smoking may find more success by focusing on the positive benefits, such as having more money and better skin, rather than emphasising negative outcomes like increased disease risk, according to UCL research.

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