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Heart defects increase risk of death

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

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

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'

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, Shropshire Star, Washington Post, UCL News

Most apps are 'failing on privacy', claims report

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

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