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Breast screening advice updated amid controversy over harms

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A review of breast screening led by Prof. Sir Michael Marmot (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) finds that it saves 1,300 lives a year in the UK, but also results in unnecessary surgery for 4,000 women. Read: BBC More: UCL News, Independent, Times (£), Daily Mail, Telegraph, Daily Express

Hurricane Sandy: what is causing the 'Frankenstorm'?

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Professor Mark Saunders and Dr Adam Lea (UCL Space & Climate Physics) explain what makes Hurricane Sandy a unique storm. Read: Telegraph More: FT (£) Bloomberg TV

Children could be screened for stuttering from age 5

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A new model developed by Professor Peter Howell (UCL Cognitive, Perceptual & Brain Sciences) could be used to screen young children for stuttering. Read: Telegraph, More: BBC Online, UCL News

How looking up illnesses and symptoms online can lead to better consultations with your GP

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Inquiring about your illnesses and symptoms on the internet can lead to more beneficial consultations with a GP, according to a new study from researchers at UCL. Read: Daily Mail More: Telegraph

Give up those bad habits at 40 and you could be a golden oldie

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“Our study shows the cumulative impact of healthy behaviours on successful ageing - the greater the number of healthy behaviours, the greater the benefit,” says Dr Severine Sabia (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health). Read: Daily Mail More: Scotsman

Proposed constituency boundary changes mapped

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Dr James Cheshire and Oliver O'Brien (UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis) have mapped the latest proposals for English constituency boundaries. Read: Guardian

Enjoyment of life 'key to living longer'

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Those who enjoy life the most are three times more likely to live a little longer than those who enjoy it the least, according to a study by Professors Andrew Steptoe and Sir Michael Marmot (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health). Read: BBC News More: Independent Telegraph Daily Mail UCL News

Intensive care 'has lasting impact on mental health'

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Professor Monty Mythen (UCL Institute of Child Health) and Dr Dorothy Wade (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) discuss their study which shows that 55% of people who survive intensive care treatment go on to develop psychological disorders. The research, published in Critical Care Journal, was led by Professor Rosalind Raine (UCL Applied Health Research). Read: BBC News More: Sunday Times (£), UCL News

The Five Worst Sounds in the Universe

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Researchers from UCL and Newcastle University have revealed why we recoil at unpleasant sounds, such as the sound of chalk on a blackboard. Read: Time More: Guardian Futurity UCL news story

Website calls on people to become 'bat detectives'

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UCL scientists are calling on citizen scientists to help researchers monitor and record Europe's bat population. Read: BBC News More: UCL News story

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