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Media headlines

The war on baby girls winds down

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Professor Therese Hesketh (UCL Institute for Global Health) comments on the experiences of men in Chinese regions with skewed sex ratios. Read: The Economist

Only 25 Hainan gibbons remain–What next for the world’s rarest primate?

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Professor Helen Chatterjee (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) writes about the conservation challenges facing the Hainan gibbon. Read: The Conversation

Parents should enforce ‘no seconds’ policy at mealtimes to prevent child obesity

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Dr Clare Llewellyn (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) and Professor Russell Viner (UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health) spoke at a Royal Society of Medicine meeting about research into child obesity, discussing the role of genetics and suggestions for parents and health providers. Read: The Telegraph, More: Daily Mail

One in three fathers would pare back job for more time with family

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Professor Margaret O'Brien (UCL Institute of Education) discusses fatherhood and employment after a survey suggests nearly a third of fathers would do a less stressful job and take a pay cut if it meant they could spend more time with their family. Listen: BBC Radio 5 live '5 live Drive' (from 2 hrs 37 mins 38 secs)

Acupuncture may reduce amount of time colicky babies spend crying

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Professor emeritus David Colquhoun (UCL Biosciences) criticises the British Medical Journal for publishing a journal dedicated to research into acupuncture, which he says has never been proven to be effective. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'Today' (from 2 hrs 44 mins 58 secs), More: i News, The Sun

Middle-Aged Women ‘Secretly Living With Eating Disorders’

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Dr Nadia Micali (UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health) led a study identifying risk factors for eating disorders among middle-aged women, that found most women affected do not seek professional help. Read: Huffington Post, More: The Telegraph, Daily Mail, The Timesi News, The Sun, Independent, Evening Standard, Mirror

The human hive

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Dr Seirian Sumner (UCL Biosciences) discusses the social and breeding behaviours of eusocial insects such as bees. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'The Human Hive' (from 10 mins 20 secs)

Trump: The Presidential Precedents

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Dr Adam Smith (UCL History) is hosting a radio series discussing past American presidents who, like Donald Trump, were elected on platforms promising radical change. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'Trump: The Presidential Precedents'

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