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UCL Qatar housing support allowance for staff

UCL has clarified issues raised by media coverage this week of payments of housing support allowance to staff at UCL Qatar. More...

Antipsychotics inappropriately prescribed to people with intellectual disabilities

Large numbers of people with intellectual disabilities are being inappropriately prescribed antipsychotic drugs, finds a new UCL study. More...

Statement: UCL Bloomsbury Theatre closure

UCL’s Bloomsbury Theatre is currently closed for planned building works which have impacted on known asbestos. The recently opened Bloomsbury Theatre Studio is unaffected and will continue to operate as normal. More...

Scientists warn only ‘simplified’, degraded tropical forest may remain by end of century

A new and more dangerous phase of impacts on the world’s remaining tropical forests is emerging, threatening to simplify the world’s most diverse ecosystem including mass species loss, according to new UCL-led research published today in Science.  More...

Working long hours linked to higher risk of stroke

Working 55 hours or more per week is linked to a 33% greater risk of stroke and a more modest (13%) increased risk of developing coronary heart disease compared with working a standard 35 to 40 hour week, according to the largest study in this field so far, led by UCL and published in The Lancet. More...

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