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Archive of Media headlines

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Exercise sessions have 'little impact on child activity'

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Dr Mark Hamer (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) comments on the devices used to measure the total activity of children, and importance of identifying the best way to promote exercise to them. Read: BBC News More: USA Today

David Cameron promises to brush up on British history after Letterman test

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UCL history department and BBC History Magazine have come up with questions to see how Metro readers’ knowledge compares to the Prime Minister’s. Read: Metro

African spiny mice can regrow lost skin

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“The genomic resources are so powerful now that one could easily identify some aspect of regeneration in mice that could be helpful for human health,” says Professor Jeremy Brockes (UCL Structural and Molecular Biology). Read: Nature

Foster's Chinese mega-centre emerges from ground

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UCL has announced plans to launch built environment clubs in Shanghai and Hong Kong in October. The networking clubs will welcome UCL alumni from several faculties and departments as well as others working in the built environment. Read: AJ

The Queen's Abu Hamza intervention could have serious consequences

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If we discovered that the Queen was interfering in government policy it could finish the monarchy, says Professor Tony Wright (UCL Political Science). Read: Guardian

Dead kings and dodos are a hard act to follow

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"I love UCL: where else can you meet a dead philosopher in a box, half a dodo and a jar of moles who tweet," said Professor Claire Warwick (UCL  Information Studies) in response to the THE's challenge to describe why they love their university in no more than 50 words. Read: THE

Council chiefs tell of 'broken promises' as new UCL Academy school is delayed again

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The opening of the new UCL Academy in Swiss Cottage has been delayed due to problems with the building contractors. Read: Camden New Journal More: CNJ II

IQ linked to levels of happiness

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People with lower intelligence are more likely to be unhappy than their brighter colleagues, according to research by Dr Angela Hassiotis (UCL Mental Health Sciences Unit) and colleagues. Read: BBC News More: Daily Mail Sun

Q and A: What is MDMA?

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Ahead of the first study on the effects of MDMA on the resting brain, which was co-designed by Professor Val Curran (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology), Channel 4 News examines the drug, its effects and the extent of its use in the UK. Read: C4 News, More: Sun, Metro, Guardian, Independent, UCL News

Call for GPs to measure BMI to cut child obesity

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GPs should measure children's body mass index to help curb the growing obesity epidemic, according to the researchers at UCL's Institute of Child Health. Read: Independent More: ITV News Telegraph PA

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