Archive of UCL in the media

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16 April 2014: The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Dr Jason Dittmer (UCL Geography) reviews Andrew Garfield in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'Front Row' (from 15 mins 54 secs) More...

16 April 2014: NHS and Chinese Medicine

Professor David Colquhoun (UCL Biosciences) criticises Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt's proposal for the NHS to adopt Traditional Chinese medicine. Listen: BBC RAdio 5 Live 'Shelagh Fogarty' (from 36 mins 20 secs) More...

16 April 2014: How do children learn history?

Dr Adam Smith (UCL History) speaks to Education Secretary Michael Gove, teachers and pupils to investigate what history primary school pupils should study - and how it should be taught. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘How Do Children Learn History?’ More...

15 April 2014: Trying to be perfect could be ruining your health

Perfectionism can have a negative effect on health – including an increased risk of eating disorders. Professor Roz Shafran (UCL Neurosciences & Mental Health) explains why perfectionists are more likely to be binge eaters. Read: Daily Mail More...

15 April 2014: Study suggests link between fall in salt intake and drop in heart attack deaths

New research claims a drop in daily salt intake played an important role in lowering stroke and coronary heart disease fatalities but Professor Patrick Wolfe (UCL Statistical Science) says: “Plausibility of assumption does not equal evidence". Read: Guardian More...

14 April 2014: Businesses need better understanding of built environment

A UCL Bartlett report has found that business leaders need to invest in sustainability and infrastructure in the built environment if they want to remain competitive on a global scale. Read: The Guardian, More: edieEnergy, FMJ More...

14 April 2014: E-cigarettes full of puff as user numbers triple to 2.1m

Professor Robert West (UCL Epidemiology and Public Health) says: "About 85% of people using e-cigarettes are smokers trying to quit". Read: Sunday Times (£) More...

14 April 2014: Give primary school pupils lessons on drugs

Professor Simon Gibbons (UCL Pharmaceutical and Biological Chemistry), a member of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, has recommended a broader drugs education in primary and middle schools. Read: Telegraph, More: Daily Mail, Express & Star More...

14 April 2014: 100 lessons on Sherlock Holmes

Over 300 people attended a UCL symposium organised by Tom Ue (UCL English Language and Literature) on New Directions in Sherlock. Read: The Times (£) More...

14 April 2014: Revolutionary new scan spots arthritis before symptoms start

A new laser scanning technique used to spot signs of arthritis before symptoms occur has been created by a team led by Professor Allen Goodship (UCL Orthopaedics & Musculoskeletal Science). Read: Daily Express More...

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