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The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Dr Jason Dittmer (UCL Geography) reviews Andrew Garfield in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'Front Row' (from 15 mins 54 secs) More...

Published: Apr 16, 2014 3:30:41 PM

NHS and Chinese Medicine

Professor David Colquhoun (UCL Biosciences) criticises Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt's proposal for the NHS to adopt Traditional Chinese medicine. Listen: BBC RAdio 5 Live 'Shelagh Fogarty' (from 36 mins 20 secs) More...

Published: Apr 16, 2014 2:16:26 PM

How do children learn history?

Dr Adam Smith (UCL History) speaks to Education Secretary Michael Gove, teachers and pupils to investigate what history primary school pupils should study - and how it should be taught. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘How Do Children Learn History?’ More...

Published: Apr 16, 2014 11:23:22 AM

Trying to be perfect could be ruining your health

Perfectionism can have a negative effect on health – including an increased risk of eating disorders. Professor Roz Shafran (UCL Neurosciences & Mental Health) explains why perfectionists are more likely to be binge eaters. Read: Daily Mail More...

Published: Apr 15, 2014 10:01:54 AM

Study suggests link between fall in salt intake and drop in heart attack deaths

New research claims a drop in daily salt intake played an important role in lowering stroke and coronary heart disease fatalities but Professor Patrick Wolfe (UCL Statistical Science) says: “Plausibility of assumption does not equal evidence". Read: Guardian More...

Published: Apr 15, 2014 9:59:08 AM