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PTSD more likely to affect people in affluent countries

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People living in affluent countries are more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder than those in poorer nations, according to the results of a study that Professor Chris Brewin (UCL Clinical, Education & Health Psychology) was involved in. Read: The Guardian

Is your TV killing you?

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Research from UCL, which finds that long periods of watching television can increase the chance of heart disease, is mentioned in article advising you how to watch TV. Read: Daily Express

Ghostbusters needed to show that black women can be scientists too

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Article about black women and lack of representation, features profile of Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock (UCL Physics and Astronomy). Read: The Guardian

Changes in brain structure during teenage years

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New research led by Dr Michael Moutoussis (UCL Institute of Neurology) looks at changes to the brain in adolescence and how this can indicate future mental health issues. Read: The Independent, More Wired, Listen: BBC Radio London 'Vanessa show' (from 2 hours, 43 minutes). 

Copy top chefs by taking a knife to job descriptions

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Dr Vaughn Tan (UCL School of Management) has studied the recruitment and integration of staff at cutting edge restaurants. Read: Financial Times

What should be top priority for the new education secretary

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Teachers and academics, including Professor Becky Francis (UCL Institute of Education) discuss what changes they would like to see Justine Greening make to education. Read: The Guardian

Big step in the right direction: Get fitter by taking a daily stroll

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Evidence shows people can become healthier, fitter and lose weight by taking a brisk daily stroll. Mentions UCL research. Read: The Express

The story hidden in the cobbles of St Paul's

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Dr Ruth Siddall (UCL Earth Sciences) discusses the origins of the red marble in the cobbles of St Paul's Cathedral. Listen: BBC World Service 'Science in Action'

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