Human Wellbeing News
Disadvantaged children born at the start of the 21st century weighed up to 5kg more in their childhood and early teenage years than those from more privileged backgrounds, a new UCL study has found.
Published: Mar 21, 2018 1:09:38 PM
Research led by UCL has found that intensive and costly multisystemic therapy is no better than conventional therapy in treating teenagers with moderate to severe antisocial behaviour.
Published: Jan 18, 2018 11:10:14 AM
Girls are more than twice as likely to experience emotional difficulties as boys, while boys are significantly more likely to experience behavioural problems, UCL research has revealed.
Published: Jan 11, 2018 8:53:12 AM
Higher educational attainment is associated with a “significantly lower” chance of people suffering Alzheimer’s, according to the biggest genetic study into the potential causes of the disease reported today in the BMJ.
Published: Dec 7, 2017 7:59:49 AM
Storytelling promoted co-operation in hunter-gatherers prior to the advent of organised religion, a new UCL study reveals.
Published: Dec 5, 2017 3:13:07 PM
Physical and mental illness at younger ages can have a significant impact on people’s prospects of being in employment in later life, according to two reports from the International Longevity Centre (ILC-UK) and the renEWL research team based at UCL.
Published: Dec 5, 2017 9:23:44 AM
Adolescents’ non-alcoholic drinks preferences are strongly influenced by their own individual circumstances and lifestyle choices, but not by their families and home environment, according to a new UCL study.
Published: Dec 4, 2017 5:00:18 PM
In stressed newborn babies, behaviour alone is not a reliable way of assessing pain, according to new UCL and UCLH research.
Published: Nov 30, 2017 5:02:42 PM
The Dutch MP leading the worldwide campaign against Donald Trump’s funding ban on abortion advice revealed at the UCL Lancet lecture last night that it has so far raised $300m including up to $100m from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and an anonymous US donor.
Published: Nov 21, 2017 9:30:45 AM
A new UCL study surveyed who uses food banks in London, and for what reasons.
Published: Nov 17, 2017 4:55:55 PM