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Parental divorce in childhood is linked to raised inflammation in adulthood

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Blood samples by Chandra Marsono

People who experience parental divorce during childhood have higher levels of an inflammatory marker in the blood which is known to predict future health, according to new research from UCL.

Combination of smoking and heavy drinking ‘speeds up cognitive decline’

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Cigarettes and alcohol (square)

The combination of smoking and heavy drinking speeds up cognitive decline, according to a new study by researchers in UCL Epidemiology & Public Health.

Irregular bedtimes curb young children's brain power

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Children bedtime by Treehouse1977 on Flickr

Going to bed at different times every night throughout early childhood seems to curb children’s brain power, according to a large, long term study by academics in the ESRC International Centre for Lifecourse Studies in Society and Health at UCL.

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