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Test for weak grip to predict how long you are likely to live

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Research led by Dr Rachel Cooper (UCL MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing) has found that middle-aged people who perform poorly in strength tests are more likely to die in the following 13 years than those who performed well. Read: Daily Mail, More: Daily Express, Telegraph

Success really does breed success

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A paper co-authored by Dr Soong Moon Kang (UCL Management Science & Innovation) has found that people who receive help early on in their endeavours are often more successful than people who do not receive an initial helping hand. Read: Daily Mail, More: UCL News

The 'How' of the Hot Hand

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Juemin Xu and Professor Nigel Harvey (UCL Experimental Psychology) have found that the ‘Hot Hand’ phenomenon in gambling, the belief that if you are winning you will probably continue to win, does actually exist. Read: Wall Street Journal (£), More: The Economist, Daily Mail, The New Yorker

E-cigarette users in UK have 'tripled' since 2010

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Professor Robert West (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) explains how many smokers are using e-cigarettes as a tool for quitting and that there is no evidence that their use is 'renormalising smoking'. Read: The Guardian, More: Daily Mail, BBC News, Metro

England's regional sign language dialects 'in decline'

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A study on the evolution of British Sign Language led by Dr Kearsy Cormier (UCL Deafness Cognition And Language Research Centre) has found that although local dialects still exist, their use is in decline. Read: BBC News

Foreign doctors should face tougher exams, study says

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A study led by Professor Chris McManus (UCL Medical Education) found that the tests given to doctors trained abroad before they can practise in the UK are not tough enough to bring them in line with UK medical school graduates. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'Today' (1 hour 35 mins), More: BBC Radio 5 Live 'Breakfast' (from 1 hour 51 mins). Read: BBC News, More: Telegraph, Times (£), Guardian, Daily Mail, Express, Independent, Herald Scotland, Scotsman

Businesses need better understanding of built environment

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A UCL Bartlett report has found that business leaders need to invest in sustainability and infrastructure in the built environment if they want to remain competitive on a global scale. Read: The Guardian, More: edieEnergy, FMJ

E-cigarettes full of puff as user numbers triple to 2.1m

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Professor Robert West (UCL Epidemiology and Public Health) says: "About 85% of people using e-cigarettes are smokers trying to quit". Read: Sunday Times (£)

Revolutionary new scan spots arthritis before symptoms start

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A new laser scanning technique used to spot signs of arthritis before symptoms occur has been created by a team led by Professor Allen Goodship (UCL Orthopaedics & Musculoskeletal Science). Read: Daily Express

In the workplace, leaders who aren’t always followed

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New research co-led by Professor Martin Kilduff (UCL Management Science and Innovation) has uncovered a bias surrounding brokerage roles within organizations that gives advantages to male brokers and their teams. Read: New York Times, More: Gulf Times

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