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Blame Granny

Blame Granny | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

If your child is fat, blame granny (and I'm guessing also granddad!) For years you've dumped them on your aging parents, collected them when it suited you and now you can blame them for making your kids fat.

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UK's warmest period record sparks call for greater climate action

UK's warmest period record sparks call for greater climate action | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Policy expert says figures showing January-July was the warmest since records began should increase urgency of efforts

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Artile cites Bob Ward, Policy and Communications Director for the ESRC Centre for Climate Change and Policy (CCCEP)

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January to July weather was warmest since records began, Met Office confirms

January to July weather was warmest since records began, Met Office confirms | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Climate change experts have called for greater action to reduce greenhouse gases after the Met Office confirmed Britain had seen the warmest first half of the year since records began

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Osborne rakes in £1bn stamp duty bonanza amid house price boom

Osborne rakes in £1bn stamp duty bonanza amid house price boom | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

In the first four months of the financial year, from April to July, the amount of money paid in stamp duty to the Government has soared by 26.5 per cent to £4.8 billion. 

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Breastfeeding linked to reduced risk of postnatal depression

Breastfeeding linked to reduced risk of postnatal depression | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A study has shown that women who breastfed their babies were at significantly lower risk of postnatal depression than those who did not.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded project researching the effects on breastfeeding, which used data from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC)

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Scottish Poverty Study - Rising Deprivation

Scottish Poverty Study - Rising Deprivation | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

STV News at Six, Wednesday, 20/08/2014

 

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Programme discusses research covered in the ESRC-funded Poverty and Social Exclusion (PSE) project.

Coverage starts at 05:04 and concludes at 08:00

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Industrial revival or sweatshop UK?

Industrial revival or sweatshop UK? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

UK manufacturing costs now rival those in Eastern Europe, but low-paid workers may not join the celebrations

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The English favour a hardline with Scotland

The English favour a hardline with Scotland | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

BBC News at Ten, 20/08/2014 Latest national and international news, with reports from BBC correspondents worldwide

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Cites findings from the latest Future of England Survey 2014 (FoES), the authoritative survey of English opinion on constitutional issues undertaken by researchers at Cardiff University and the ESRC Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change, based at the University of Edinburgh.

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Think tank recommends keeping pound

Think tank recommends keeping pound | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

An independent Scotland should use the pound without a formal currency union or the use of the Bank of England, the Adam Smith Institute has said.

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Mothers who breastfeed are 50% less likely to suffer postnatal depression

Mothers who breastfeed are 50% less likely to suffer postnatal depression | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Women who do not breastfeed their babies are at a higher risk of postnatal depression, according to a major study of more than 10,000 mothers.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded project researching the effects on breastfeeding, which used data from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC)

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The English favour a hard line with Scotland - whatever the result of the Independence Referendum

The English favour a hard line with Scotland - whatever the result of the Independence Referendum | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

BBC News at Six, 20/08/2014 National and international news stories from the BBC News team, followed by weather.

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Cites findings from the latest Future of England Survey 2014 (FoES), the authoritative survey of English opinion on constitutional issues undertaken by researchers at Cardiff University and the ESRC Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change, based at the University of Edinburgh.

Starts at 18:25 and concludes at 22:05


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Web trolls winning as incivility increases

Web trolls winning as incivility increases | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Hamilton Spectator, Ontario, Canada

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Dr Claire Hardaker is funded by the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Sciences (CASS) at Lancaster University. Her research in the field of social media looks at topics such as flaming, trolling, cyber bullying, and online grooming.


Article originally published 16 August 2014.

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Mothers who choose not to breastfeed are 'twice as likely to get postnatal depression because they miss out on mood-boosting hormones released by the process'

Mothers who choose not to breastfeed are 'twice as likely to get postnatal depression because they miss out on mood-boosting hormones released by the process' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A new Spanish and British study shows new mothers who gain the best protection against depression are those who always planned to breastfeed their babies and are able to do so.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded project researching the effects on breastfeeding, which used data from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC)

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One million Scots 'have inadequate housing'

One million Scots 'have inadequate housing' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Nearly one million Scots cannot afford adequate housing, a new study claims.The percentage of households falling below society's minimum standard of living has also increased from 14% to 33% over the last 30 years.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Poverty and Scocial Exclusion (PSE) project.

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Housing stock in Scotland has historically been poor, and the people living in it are getting poorer. See the rest of the report (which also coves the rest of the UK here: http://www.poverty.ac.uk/pse-research/about ).
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2014 is warmest year since records began - and third wettest

2014 is warmest year since records began - and third wettest | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The UK has had the warmest weather since records began this year and the third highest amount of rain, according to figures from the Met Office.

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Artile cites Bob Ward, Policy and Communications Director for the ESRC Centre for Climate Change and Policy (CCCEP)

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Global warming is here, except on the bank holiday

Global warming is here, except on the bank holiday | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Britain has enjoyed the warmest period from January to July on record, and most of Britain will get at least a glimpse of the sun this weekend

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Artile cites Bob Ward, Policy and Communications Director for the ESRC Centre for Climate Change and Policy (CCCEP)


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What Your Commute Might Have To Do With Your Body Weight

What Your Commute Might Have To Do With Your Body Weight | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Over one-third of adults in the United Sates are obese, and many other nations struggle with obesity. One weight-loss strategy may come from something most people do every day — the daily commute.


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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded Understanding Society UK Household Longitudinal Study.

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Why Wales will make its own mind up on independence

Why Wales will make its own mind up on independence | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

With the Scottish referendum just weeks away, all eyes are on Scotland. But what would a "Yes" or "No" vote mean for Wales, and how much appetite is there for Wales to get more powers too?

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Article cites findings from the ESRC funded Future of England Survey 2014 (FoES),

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Sir Ian Wood: 15 years of oil left before independent Scotland spending cuts

Sir Ian Wood: 15 years of oil left before independent Scotland spending cuts | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The North Sea's most eminent industry leader comes out against independence and warns rapidly depleting reserves means a separate Scotland could end up importing gas from England.

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Independent Scotland's admission to EU is not in serious doubt, says study

The admission of an independent Scotland into the EU is not in seriuos doubt but the time scale of 18 months is ambitious, according to an academic study.

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Article cites the ESRC funded project which is part of the Future of the UK and Scotland programme.

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English taking hard line on Scotland

English taking hard line on Scotland | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A survey shows Britons' attitudes hardening towards Scotland, regardless of the independence vote.

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Cites findings from the latest Future of England Survey 2014 (FoES), the authoritative survey of English opinion on constitutional issues undertaken by researchers at Cardiff University and the ESRC Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change, based at the University of Edinburgh.

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Failing to breastfeed may double risk of depression in mothers

Failing to breastfeed may double risk of depression in mothers | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Women who plan to breastfeed their babies but don't are twice as likely to suffer depression as mothers who decide in advance to use formula, a study has found

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Article cites the ESRC-funded project researching the effects on breastfeeding, which used data from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC)

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Facial Symmetry And Good Health May Not Be Related

Facial Symmetry And Good Health May Not Be Related | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Psychologists interested in mate selection and the visual processing of faces have long sought to understand why some faces are widely regarded as attractive. Researchers have identified several cues associated with facial beauty

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Author, Dr Richard Cook, is an ESRC Future Research Leader

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Losing the battle against online trolls

Losing the battle against online trolls | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

"The Internet may be losing the war against trolls. At the very least, it isn’t winning"

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Dr Claire Hardaker is funded by the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Sciences (CASS) at Lancaster University. Her research in the field of social media looks at topics such as flaming, trolling, cyberbullying, and online grooming.


Article from Australian business industry news online, published   15 August 2014.

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Scottish poverty study calls on governments to tackle rising deprivation

Scottish poverty study calls on governments to tackle rising deprivation | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The percentage of households falling below society's minimum standard of living has increased from 14 per cent to 33 per cent over the last 30 years, despite the size of the economy doubling. This is one of the stark findings from the largest study of poverty and deprivation ever conducted in the UK.
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Almost one million Scots cannot afford adequate housing conditions

Almost one million Scots cannot afford adequate housing conditions | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

More than 200,000 children live in damp housing, according to poverty study

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Poverty and Scocial Exclusion (PSE) project.

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