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Heart defects increase risk of death

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Research led by Dr Rachel Knowles (UCL Institute of Child Health) has found that heart defects can leave children vulnerable for years after surgery, with over 20 per cent of childhood deaths from severe heart defects taking place after the child’s first birthday. Listen: BBC Radio Wales ‘Good Morning Wales’ (from 37 mins 19 secs)

Fat shaming 'makes people eat more rather than less'

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A study led by Dr Sarah Jackson and Professor Jane Wardle (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) has found that shaming overweight people about their size does not encourage them to lose weight. Read: Telegraph, More: Daily Mail, Guardian, Times (£), i, Metro, Mirror, BBC News, ITV News, Press & Journal, Herald, The Courier, Shropshire Star, Washington Post, UCL News

Meeting emissions target will create jobs

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Research conducted by Professor Paul Ekins (UCL Energy Institute) and Cambridge Econometrics has found that meeting targets to cut carbon from the power sector, transport, homes and businesses could reduce imports of oil and gas by £8.5bn a year by 2030. Read: Belfast Telegraph

Where in the UK do people swear most on Twitter?

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A study by Dr Hannah Fry and Dr Ed Manley (UCL CASA) has revealed which areas of the UK Twitter users are most likely to swear in their posts. Read: BBC News, More: Independent, Guardian, Metro, Belfast Telegraph, The Hindu, Listen: BBC Radio 4 'Future Proof' (from 30 mins 35 secs)

Sibling bullying increases depression risk

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Researchers from UCL, the University of Oxford, the University of Warwick and Bristol University have found that children regularly bullied by siblings are at a higher risk of depression later in life. Read: BBC News, More: Dundee Courier, The Australian

Biofuels: E Coli modified to make engine-ready propane

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A team of researchers including Dr Kalim Akhtar (UCL Biochemical Engineering) have engineered the harmless gut bacteria Escherichia coli (E. coli) to generate renewable propane. Read: Forbes, Nature, More: UCL News

Mental illness and sexual abuse: the shocking link

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A study led by Dr Hind Khalifeh (UCL Psychiatry) and in collaboration with King’s College London has found that women with severe mental illness are up to five times more likely than the general population to be victims of sexual assault. Read: Guardian, More: UCL News, Listen: BBC London 94.9 ‘Breakfast’ (from 1 hour 43 mins)

How to make our children safe

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Dr Ella Cockbain (UCL Security and Crime Science) comments on the Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal. Read: Sunday Times (£), More: Sydney Morning Herald

These clues help identify a mentally ill 'lone gunman'

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A study by Dr Paul Gill and Emily Corner (UCL Security & Crime Science) has found that terrorists acting alone appear more likely to suffer from mental illness than those who act as part of a group. Read: Huffington Post

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