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Archive of Media headlines

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Heart defects increase risk of death

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Research led by Dr Rachel Knowles (UCL Institute of Child Health) has found that heart defects can leave children vulnerable for years after surgery, with over 20 per cent of childhood deaths from severe heart defects taking place after the child’s first birthday. Listen: BBC Radio Wales ‘Good Morning Wales’ (from 37 mins 19 secs)

Cancer-zapping proton therapy only suitable for rare patients

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Dr Simon Jolly (UCL Physics & Astronomy) explains why proton beam therapy is highly suited to some hard-to-reach tumours, or tumours growing very close to other key organs that could be badly affected by radiation, such as the brain stem or spinal cord. Read: Reuters

Megaprojects revolution

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Professor Andrew Davies (UCL Bartlett School of Construction & Project Management) explains how Heathrow T5 and Crossrail have helped transform the way we design and deliver infrastructure megaprojects in the UK. Read: Times

Fat shaming 'makes people eat more rather than less'

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A study led by Dr Sarah Jackson and Professor Jane Wardle (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) has found that shaming overweight people about their size does not encourage them to lose weight. Read: Telegraph, More: Daily Mail, Guardian, Times (£), i, Metro, Mirror, BBC News, ITV News, Press & Journal, Herald, The Courier, Washington Post

Most apps are 'failing on privacy', claims report

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Dr Steven Murdoch (UCL Computer Science) explains why the use of third-party advertising platforms within apps can often be the cause of privacy leaks. Read: BBC News

Sleeping pills taken by millions linked to Alzheimer's

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Professor John Hardy (UCL Molecular Neuroscience) comments on a study which claims to have found an association between benzodiazepines and Alzheimer’s disease. Read: Telegraph

Queen stays silent on Scotland debate

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Professor Robert Hazell (UCL Constitution Unit) explains why the Queen will stay out of political debate on the Scottish Referendum. Read: Financial Times

Meeting emissions target will create jobs

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Research conducted by Professor Paul Ekins (UCL Energy Institute) and Cambridge Econometrics has found that meeting targets to cut carbon from the power sector, transport, homes and businesses could reduce imports of oil and gas by £8.5bn a year by 2030. Read: Belfast Telegraph

Where in the UK do people swear most on Twitter?

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A study by Dr Hannah Fry and Dr Ed Manley (UCL CASA) has revealed which areas of the UK Twitter users are most likely to swear in their posts. Read: BBC News, More: Independent, Guardian, Metro, Belfast Telegraph, The Hindu, Listen: BBC Radio 4 'Future Proof' (from 30 mins 35 secs)

When fiction comes to the historian's rescue

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Professor Lisa Jardine (UCL Centre for Editing Lives & Letters) explores how fiction can be more useful than fact in helping us understand the past. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘A Point of View’, Read: BBC News

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