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Parents should enforce ‘no seconds’ policy at mealtimes to prevent child obesity

Dr Clare Llewellyn (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) and Professor Russell Viner (UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health) spoke at a Royal Society of Medicine meeting about research into child obesity, discussing the role of genetics and suggestions for parents and health providers. Read: The Telegraph, More: Daily Mail More...

Published: Jan 18, 2017 10:31:45 AM

One in three fathers would pare back job for more time with family

Professor Margaret O'Brien (UCL Institute of Education) discusses fatherhood and employment after a survey suggests nearly a third of fathers would do a less stressful job and take a pay cut if it meant they could spend more time with their family. Listen: BBC Radio 5 live '5 live Drive' (from 2 hrs 37 mins 38 secs) More...

Published: Jan 17, 2017 3:40:49 PM

Acupuncture may reduce amount of time colicky babies spend crying

Professor emeritus David Colquhoun (UCL Biosciences) criticises the British Medical Journal for publishing a journal dedicated to research into acupuncture, which he says has never been proven to be effective. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'Today' (from 2 hrs 44 mins 58 secs), More: i News, The Sun More...

Published: Jan 17, 2017 12:49:28 PM

Middle-Aged Women ‘Secretly Living With Eating Disorders’

Dr Nadia Micali (UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health) led a study identifying risk factors for eating disorders among middle-aged women, that found most women affected do not seek professional help. Read: Huffington Post, More: The Telegraph, Daily Mail, The Timesi News, The Sun, Independent, Evening Standard, Mirror More...

Published: Jan 17, 2017 12:31:08 PM