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Exercising in midlife protects heart

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Professor Andrew Steptoe and Dr Mark Hamer (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) talk about new study showing 2.5 hours of moderate activity per week reduces heart disease risk. Listen: BBC Radio 4 Today (from 51mins) More: BBC News, Daily Mail, UCL News

Rate of arctic summer sea ice loss is 50% higher than predicted

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Professor Chris Rapley and Dr Seymour Laxon (UCL Earth Sciences) talk about how new satellite images show polar ice coverage dwindling in extent and thickness. Read: Guardian More: Times (£) I Mail BBC R4 Today Planet Earth Times (£) II New Scientist Huffington Post

Fossil find breakthrough hailed

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Fossils from Northern Kenya show that a new species of human lived two million years ago, according to research by Professors Fred Spoor and Christopher Dean (UCL Cell & Developmental Biology). Read: PA More: BBC R4 Today (from 54m) NY Times The Australian IBT UCL press release

Warning: This article tells you a starvation diet could actually be good for you - and make you live longer

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Dr Matt Piper (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) comments on animal studies showing the impact of restricted diet on disease risk. Read: Daily Mail

The risks of climate disaster demand straight talking

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Professor Chris Rapley (UCL Earth Sciences) discusses why climate change has slipped from the public agenda and the need to urgently bring about public discourse: “We must begin to discuss the risks and impacts of a climate disaster, since our institutions and processes appear incapable of preventing it.” Read: FT (£)

Radar prototype tracks Wi-Fi signals to spy through walls

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Dr Karl Woodbridge and Dr Kevin Chetty (UCL Electronic & Electrical Engineering) publish research demonstrating how a passive radar system can see through walls by reading Wi-Fi radio waves. Read: Wired UK

Advert for unpaid UCL research role withdrawn

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The Anna Freud Centre at UCL withdraws an advert for an unpaid internship after concerns are raised. Read: THE More: Guardian THE II THE III

Meningitis effects harming children

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A third of children who survive meningitis will be left with long-term conditions, new research led by Professor Russell Viner (UCL Institute of Child Health) suggests. Read: The Independent More: The Guardian, The Herald, The Scotsman, Evening Standard, UCL News

Caution: NHS work in progress

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Professor Malcolm Grant (UCL President & Provost) and Professor Sir John Tooke (UCL Vice Provost Health) comment on changes within the NHS and efforts to bring university research and the health service closer together. Read: THE

Mild mental illness 'raises risk of premature death'

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Research by UCL and Edinburgh University suggests people with mild mental illnesses such as anxiety or depression are more likely to die early. Read: BBC News More: Daily Mail, Daily Mirror, Daily Express, The Herald, More info: UCL News

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