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World TB Day at UCL

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World TB Day

A conference titled ‘Tuberculosis: Local and Global’ is being held today (24 March) at UCL to mark World TB Day.

How a mother's genes can increase birth weight

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Baby weight

Researchers at the UCL Institute of Child Health have found a single genetic variant inherited from the mother significantly increases a baby’s birth weight. 

Poor literacy skills linked to increased mortality risk among older people

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Dr Sophie Bostock

One in three older people who have difficulty reading and understanding basic health related information may be at increased risk of death, concludes a UCL study published by the BMJ today.

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