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21 May 2013: One in ten teenage girls has an eating disorder
Up to one in ten teenage girls has an eating disorder, and increasing numbers of boys are also at risk, according to a new study from the UCL Institute of Child Health. Read: Daily Mail More: Times (£)
20 May 2013: Five things prisoners' books show about life in prison
Don Quixote is "brimming over with anecdotes and digressions", says Dr Alexander Samson (UCL Spanish & Latin American Studies). Read: BBC News
20 May 2013: The medical advances in tackling heart disease
Dr Vassilis Georgiadis (UCL Medical Molecular Biology Unit)
and Dr Suwan Jayasinghe (UCL Mechanical Engineering) comment on their research into repairing damaged hearts. Read: Independent
18 May 2013: Introduce standard cigarette packets now
The argument for plain tobacco packaging is clear—it would save lives—and the arguments used against it are false, argues Professor Robert West (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health). Read: BMJ
18 May 2013: Mafia Republic: Italy’s Criminal Curse by John Dickie
UCL Italian Professor John Dickie's new book shows that the strength, scale and endurance of the country’s three main Mafias are
sadly representative of Italy’s broader weaknesses, writes Bill Emmott. Read: Times (£)
16 May 2013: Contact time a matter of degree
15 May 2013: Consciousness: Why aren't we all zombies?
14 May 2013: Why don't we live in space yet?
14 May 2013: How philosophy could help Iain Duncan Smith
14 May 2013: What's the best way to teach languages?
13 May 2013: Returning to the Idea of the Liberal Arts
12 May 2013: Get studying, girls, and help me retire to Mars
12 May 2013: Good manager’s life is full of contradictions
10 May 2013: Pear shaped nucleus found
9 May 2013: Science and Engineering South Consortium
9 May 2013: UK’s Olympic Park wants £1bn UCL project