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Babies born to obese mothers at 'higher risk of asthma'

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Dr Katherine Pike (UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health) has led a study demonstrating babies born to obese mothers are more likely to have chest problems associated with asthma in later life. Read: Express

Pink cricket ball discriminates against colour blind people, says campaign group

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Professor Andrew Stockman (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology) comments on the appropriateness of a pink-coloured cricket ball for colour deficients. Read: The Telegraph

Schools can constrain GCSE choices for pupils

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Dr Jake Anders (UCL Institute of Education) has led a study demonstrating that students' GCSE choices are significantly influenced by the school they are attending. Read: Independent

Ischia rocked by quake on volcano edge

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Ischia is hit by a 3.6 magnitude earthquake after Dr Christopher Kilburn (UCL Earth Sciences) warns that unrest in the area will increase the possibility of a nearby volcanic eruption. Read: Express, More: Daily Star

Skygazers across Europe catch a glimpse of the spectacular solar eclipse 

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Dr Francisco Diego (UCL Physics & Astronomy) describes last night's solar eclipse. Read: Mail Online, More: The Telegraph

Green Man should leave longer so elderly can cross the road, NHS says

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UCL research has demonstrated that most people over the age of 65 walk far slower than the time frame that the Green Man is designed for. Read: The Telegraph, More: Mail Online

Girls who study vocational GCSEs may be disadvantaged

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Dr Vanessa Moulton (UCL Institute of Education) has led a study demonstrating that teenage girls who study vocational GCSEs are less likely to go on to do A levels. Read: Independent, More: AOL

Energy drinks damage athletes' teeth

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Professor Ian Needleman (UCL Eastman Dental Institute) says consumption of energy drinks and gels in athletes - exacerbated by high-intensity training - increases the likelihood of dental problems. Read: The Times (£)

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