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Quality early childhood programs help prevent chronic diseases in later life

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Family

Disadvantaged children who attend high-quality early childhood development programs including healthcare and nutrition have significantly improved health as adults, reports a new study.

UCL and Novo Nordisk partner to take action against urban diabetes

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UCL is partnering with Novo Nordisk and the Steno Diabetes Center – a world leading institution in diabetes care and prevention – to launch the Cities Changing Diabetes initiative, an ambitious new partnership programme to fight urban diabetes.

Shorter sleepers are over-eaters

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Baby sleeping

Young children who sleep less eat more, which can lead to obesity and related health problems later in life, reports a new study by UCL researchers.

Three quarters of people with seasonal and pandemic flu have no symptoms

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Masked train passengers in Mexico City during 2009 Swine Flu outbreak

Around 1 in 5 of the population were infected in both recent outbreaks of seasonal flu and the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, but just 23% of these infections caused symptoms, and only 17% of people were ill enough to consult their doctor, according to new UCL-led research.

Education ‘protects’ poor women from fattening effects of rising wealth

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Education fair in Egypt

Obesity levels among women in low- and middle-income countries tend to rise in line with wealth as they purchase more energy-dense foods, but a new UCL study suggests that more educated consumers make better food choices that mitigate this effect.

New innovation could mean eye injections are a thing of the past

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Human Eye

Drugs used to treat blindness-causing disorders could be successfully administered by eye drops rather than unpleasant and expensive eye injections, according to new research led by UCL scientists that could be a breakthrough for the millions worldwide suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and other eye disorders. 

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