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Traders' hormones 'increase risky behaviour'

Traders' hormones 'increase risky behaviour' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Raised levels of the hormones testosterone and cortisol can make traders take more risks, which could create instability in financial markets, a study suggests.
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The research cited in this article was funded by the ESRC and the Medical Research Council (MRC).

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Could spending pounds on better infrastructure shave Ibs of the nation's waistline?

Switching from public transport to travelling to work by car is associated with an average weight gain of one kilo per person.

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The findings in the study are based on responses to the ESRC-funded British Household Panel Survey (BHPS).

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Impact of domestic violence on women's mental health

In addition to their physical injuries, women who are victims of domestic violence are also at a greater risk of mental health problems such as depression and psychotic symptoms.
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The research cited in this article was jointly funded by the ESRC, MRC and United State National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and National Institute of Mental Health

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Video-based therapy might benefit babies at risk of autism

Video-based therapy for families with babies at risk of autism improves infants' engagement, attention and social behavior, and might reduce the likelihood of such children developing autism, according to new research published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal.
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The project cited in the article was part-funded by the ESRC.

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Turkey Trouble: Home cooks risk food poisoning from washing their Christmas bird

Turkey Trouble: Home cooks risk food poisoning from washing their Christmas bird | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Half of Christmas Day cooks are still washing their festive turkeys under the tap despite the risk of food poisoning - with men most likely to contravene food standards advice.

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The research cited in the article was conducted as part of the Enigma project funded by the ESRC, Medical Research Council, Natural Environment Research Council, Biotechnology and Biosciences Research Council and Food Standards Agency.

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Healthy food 'costs you more' claim is unrealistic

Healthy food now costs three times as much as junk, study shows," The Independent reports. It also reports a sharper rise in the cost of fruit and veg over the past decade compared to other types of foods.

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The article cites ESRC-funded research carried out by the University of Cambridge and the University of East Anglia.

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Antibiotic research funding is 'inadequate', scientists say

Antibiotic research funding is 'inadequate', scientists say | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Despite the dire warnings about the impact of antibiotic resistance, research in the field receives just 1 per cent of public funding
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The article discusses an MRC led cross-council initiative. The initiative is the first time all seven research councils (AHRC, BBSRC, ESRC, EPSRC, MRC, NERC, STFC) will collaborate to tackle antimicrobial resistance. 

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Antimicrobial resistance priority for new UK science minister

Antimicrobial resistance priority for new UK science minister | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The UK is planning a multi-pronged approach to tackle a growing threat of resistance to antibiotic drugs that is expected to see current treatments become useless within the next two decades.

In his first announcement as science minister Greg Clark said that all seven UK research councils will work together on a strategy to address the many and varied issues related to antimicrobial resistance.

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Led by the Medical Research Council (MRC) the cross-council initiative to tackle the rise of Antimicrobial resistance, sees all seven research councils coming together for the first time and will apply to medical researchers, biologists, engineers, vets, economists, social scientists, mathematicians and even designers.

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Road traffic noise associated with deaths and increased strokes

Living in an area with noisy road traffic may reduce life expectancy, according to new research.

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The article cites research that was co-funded by the ESRC through the Environmental Exposures & Health Initiative.

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UK population is becoming overweight and obese at younger ages

Children born since the 1980s are two to three times more likely than older generations to be overweight or obese by the age of 10, according to new research.

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The study cited in the article was conducted by ESRC-funded Cohort and Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources (CLOSER). This project is part of a collaborative research programme entitled "Cohorts and Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources" (CLOSER) (grant reference ES/K000357/1)

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Research highlights differences in how young men and women learn about sex and relationships

More young people than ever are getting most of their information about sexual matters from school, but the majority feel they are not getting all the information they need, and men in particular are missing out, according to new research.

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The article cites findings from the ESRC-funded National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (NATSAL).

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Low-income boys fare worse in wealth’s shadow

Low-income boys fare worse in wealth’s shadow | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Poor boys who grow up alongside more affluent neighbors exhibit more antisocial behavior.

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The research cited in the article used data from the the E-Risk Study which is funded by the Medical Research Council with additional support provided by ESRC grant RES-177-25-0013.

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Nottingham breaks research funding record

Nottingham breaks research funding record | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The University of Nottingham has secured a record-breaking £181m worth of new grants to fund its pioneering research in the past year.
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The article cites funding which has been award to University of Nottingham by the ESRC.

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'Hundreds of lives lost' over failure to bring in minimum alcohol pricing, says study

'Hundreds of lives lost' over failure to bring in minimum alcohol pricing, says study | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Hundreds of alcohol-related deaths could already have been prevented if the Government had introduced minimum unit pricing last year, according to a study published on Wednesday.
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The article cites research by the University of Sheffield which was jointly funded by the ESRC and the Medical Research Council.

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Antibiotics funding 'inadequate'

Antibiotics funding 'inadequate' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it


Science minister Greg Clark announces all seven UK research councils to form a 'war cabinet' to tackle antimicrobial resistance.

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The article discusses an MRC led cross-council initiative. This initiative is the first time all seven research councils (AHRC, BBSRC, ESRC, EPSRC, MRC, NERC, STFC) will collaborate to tackle antimicrobial resistance. 

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