Population Health News
Weight discrimination has major impact on quality of life
Mar 24, 2015 10:37AM
Weight discrimination is linked to significantly lower quality of life, and accounts for approximately 40% of the negative psychological effects associated with obesity, finds new UCL research funded by Cancer Research UK.Read more...
More than a third of 12-year-olds embarrassed to smile because of their teeth
Mar 19, 2015 12:46PM
More than a third (35%) of 12-year-olds and 28% of 15-year-olds say they have been embarrassed to smile or laugh due to how they felt about their teeth, finds a new UCL-led report commissioned by the Health and Social Care Information Centre.Read more...
How drinking behaviour changes through the years
Mar 06, 2015 11:06AM
In the UK, frequent drinking becomes more common in middle to old age, especially amongst men, according to UCL research published in the open access journal, BMC Medicine. Doctors are seeing a growing number of cases of alcohol misuse among the elderly and this finding supports concerns that older people might be abusing alcohol.Read more...
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