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Long-term stress linked to higher levels of obesity

People who suffer long-term stress may also be more prone to obesity, according to research by scientists at UCL which involved examining hair samples for levels of cortisol, a hormone which regulates the body?s response to stress.

Published: Feb 23, 2017 11:12:48 AM

Simple rule predicts when an ice age ends

A simple rule can accurately predict when Earth?s climate warms out of an ice age, according to new research led by UCL.

Published: Feb 22, 2017 6:39:38 PM

Education does not protect against cognitive decline

A European-wide study published today in the journal Neuroepidemiology has found that whilst older people with a higher level of education have better memory function, it does not protect them from cognitive decline as they age.

Published: Feb 22, 2017 11:27:20 AM

Cat ownership not linked to mental health problems

New UCL research has found no link between cat ownership and psychotic symptoms, casting doubt on previous suggestions that people who grew up with cats are at higher risk of mental illness.

Published: Feb 22, 2017 11:18:16 AM

Humans are hard-wired to follow the path of least resistance

The amount of effort required to do something influences what we think we see, finds a new UCL study suggesting we?re biased towards perceiving anything challenging to be less appealing.

Published: Feb 21, 2017 10:11:03 AM