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UCLPartners designated as an Academic Health Science Centre

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The Department of Health has today designated UCLPartners to continue as an Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC) for the next five years, from April 2014. UCLPartners has held the coveted AHSC title since 2009, creating an environment for clinicians and academics working in some of the UK’s leading hospitals and universities to collaborate to deliver world class clinical and academic outcomes. 

Summary of results from the 3rd National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles

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Results published today in The Lancet give the most detailed picture yet of the British population’s sex lives over the last 10 years, as part of the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal) survey.

Tackling early socioeconomic inequalities as important as encouraging smoking cessation

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Teenage smoker by M Hooper on Flickr

Although health behaviours such as smoking are directly linked to the majority of early deaths in the UK, tackling these individual factors fails to address the underlying cause. To get to the root of the problem, childhood deprivation must be addressed because it promotes damaging health behaviours in adult life. So say researchers from UCL in a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.

UCL top in research council income

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UCL researchers and those who support their grant applications to research councils are to be congratulated, writes Professor David Price, UCL Vice-Provost (Research).

EPICure@19 checks health of premature babies born 19 years ago

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EPICure, a series of longitudinal studies following the health of children who were born extremely prematurely, is announcing a new survey to assess the health of participants born 19 years ago.

Resting pulse rates of UK children on the rise

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Sleeping boy  by Husin Sani on Flickr

The resting pulse rate of UK pre-teens may have risen by up to two beats a minute during the past 30 years. However the rise does not seem to be linked to the overall weight gain seen in this age group during this period, according to research by UCL academics published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood

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