UCL in the media
Dr Zoe Laughlin (UCL Institute of Making) explains that, as well as being strong and light, titanium is “biocompatible” – meaning it is not rejected by the body.
Dr Jo Billings (UCL Psychiatry) comments on a rise in organisations training “mental health first aiders” to tackle mental distress in the workplace, explaining that it may help to raise awareness of mental health but that it is not sufficient to tackle the problem.
The escalating trade war between the USA and China could cost the average American family over $460 a year, according to analysis from Dr Kirill Borusyak (UCL Economics).
In an opinion piece, Dr Robert Smith (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) discusses how social media polarises people’s political opinions, and argues that ‘echo chambers’ are an inevitable consequence of social networks which utilise algorithms to curate our online news.
Dr Brian Klaas (UCL School of European Languages, Cultures & Society) writes in an opinion that America has a gun deaths epidemic. “Every other rich country on the planet has figured out how to reduce gun violence. It’s time we learned from them”, comments Dr Klaas.
The benefits of HRT to menopausal women outweigh the risks, and “If you deny women HRT, they are more likely to die of problems like osteoporosis, fractures, heart disease, dementia,” explains Professor Michael Baum (UCL Surgery & Interventional Science).
“The causes of premature death are an unhealthy diet, drinking, lack of exercise, et cetera. But the causes of the causes are the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age,” explains Professor Michael Marmot (UCL Epidemiology & Health).