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Health benefits of moderate drinking may be overstated, study finds

The benefits of light alcohol consumption, as well as the risks associated with not drinking at all, might not be as great as previously thought, according to Penn State researchers who examined the drinking habits of middle-aged adults.

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The research was based on the ESRC-funded National Child Development Study at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies

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Scouts and guides provide 'mental health boost for life' 

Scouts and guides provide 'mental health boost for life'  | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
People who were in the scouts or guides in childhood have better mental health in later life, a study suggests.
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Article cites the ESRC-funded National Child Development Study

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Just Thinking You're Overweight Can Actually Lead To Weight Gain

Just Thinking You're Overweight Can Actually Lead To Weight Gain | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

People who perceived themselves to be overweight were at greater risk of gaining weight in recent studies from the U.S. and the UK. 

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Article cites the National Child Development Study  based at the ESRC-funded Centre for Longitudinal Studies

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This one childhood trait could predict your future job success

This one childhood trait could predict your future job success | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Whether or not you ace that job interview depends on a lot of things. But, a new study suggests that one personality trait in childhood may be especially important for your job success.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded British Cohort Study and the British National Child Development Study

Article originally published 15 April 2015

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Study shows stress in early life can lead to overall bodily wear-and-tear on into middle age

Study shows stress in early life can lead to overall bodily wear-and-tear on into middle age | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A team of scientists with researchers from several institutions in France has found that multiple stress events that occur early in life can cause an increase in overall wear-and-tear on the body, well into middle age. 

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Article cites the ESRC-funded National Child Development Study

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Hard Work, Hard Times: Self-control and Joblessness

Does self-discipline today really pay off later in life -- in jobs, paychecks, promotions and bonuses, professional prestige and wealth? 

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Artilce cites the National Child Development Study and the Birth Cohort Study. Both studies are managed by the ESRC-funded Centre for Longitudinal Studies

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Scouts and Guides at lower risk of mental illness in later life 

Scouts and Guides at lower risk of mental illness in later life  | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Researchers say programmes that help children develop self-reliance and teamwork may have lifelong benefits
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Article cites the National Child Development Study part of the ESRC-funded Centre for Longitudinal Studies cohort

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Children's willpower linked to smoking habits throughout life

Scientists from the University of Stirling have discovered a link between childhood self-control and smoking habits across life.

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Article cites findings for the ESRC-funded Centre for Longitudinal Studies

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Premature Babies Are Less 'Wealthy' As Adults, Lack Greater Mathematical Abilities

Premature Babies Are Less 'Wealthy' As Adults, Lack Greater Mathematical Abilities | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A study has linked the birth of premature babies to less intelligence, lower mathematical skills and wealth at the later stage of life.

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This study by University of Warwick uses data from the National Child Development Study - funded by the ESRC.

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Conscientious kids less likely to smoke later in life

A new study has recently revealed that conscientious kids are less likely to smoke later in life. It was also mentioned that the personality trait could help explain the health inequalities.

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Article cites data from the ESRC-funded National Child Development Study

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Childhood Adversity May Plague Health in Midlife

Childhood adversity may become hard-wired in the body to cause physiological wear-and-tear in midlife, according to a study of British baby boomers.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded National Child Development Study

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Bullying scars 'remain 40 years on'

Bullying scars 'remain 40 years on' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
School bullying leaves deep life-changing scars that are still evident after nearly 40 years, a study has shown.
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Article on findings from the National Child Development Study, which is managed by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies and funded by the ESRC.

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