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Mixed Results On Computer-based Support For Diabetes

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Dr Kingshuk Pal (UCL Institute of Epidemiology & Public Health) said, "Our review shows that although popular, computer-based diabetes self-management interventions currently have limited evidence supporting their use. There are also few studies looking at cost-effectiveness or long-term impact on patient health." Read: Nature World News More: Newsmax Health Medical News Today

Social network? We'd rather take the bus, say teens

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Researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and University College London have found group outings are essential for fostering friendships. Read: Evening Standard More: The Atlantic

Organisation trumps size in primate brain evolution

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Dr Jeroen Smaers (UCL Anthropology and UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment), lead author of the study said: "The brain is central to how animals adapt and modify their behaviour in a changing environment. "What we've found is that in relation to the brain, species differences are mainly explained by how the brain is organized and wired internally, not how large the brain is. This suggests that brain reorganization, not size, may have been the principal force driving brain evolution." Read: UCL News More: Phys.Org Huffington Post NBC Science

Devolution and Westminster: how productive are non-English MPs?

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Researchers with UCL's constitution unit and think tanks found evidence that Scottish MPs caught up in the immediate post-devolution period were less busy but also often behaved as if devolution had not occurred. Read: Guardian

Brain Size Didn't Drive Evolution, Research Suggests

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"For the first time, we can really identify what is so special about great ape brain organization," said Dr Jeroen Smaers (UCL Anthropology). Read: Live Science

Guide to help parents to spot 'problem behaviour'

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"Some children have extremely difficult and challenging behaviours that are outside the norm for their age," said Professor Peter Fonagy (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology). Read: BBC News Listen: BBC Radio 5 Live's Victoria Derbyshire (from 47 mins) Watch: ITV News More: Telegraph Guardian Gulf Times Times (£) Express ITV

Childhood obesity linked to genes

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"These findings are important because they confirm that in children genes play a very important role in determining body weight," said Dr Clare Llewellyn (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health). Read: Telegraph More: UCL News CBS Atlanta News Medical Times of Malta

Twitter map of London

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A map produced by Dr James Cheshire (UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysisi) and Ed Manley (UCL Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering) was featured in the centre page of the Guardian. Photo (no link available)

Social isolation shortens lifespan

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“When you’re socially isolated, you not only lack companionship in many cases, but you may also lack advice and support from people,” says Professor Andrew Steptoe (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health). Read: Nature Listen: NPR More: Daily Mail Smithsonian BBC News Los Angeles Times Nature World News io9 Latinos Post Wired Sunday Observer Voice of America Pittsburgh Post Gazette AARP South Asia Mail

Most migrants pay their way

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Eastern European immigrants made a net contribution to UK public finances every year between 2004, when their countries joined the EU, and 2009, according to a UCL study. Read: FT

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