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Health inequalities and the ‘hidden majority’ of adults with learning disabilities | Public health matters

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A number of recent studies have shown that a ‘hidden majority’ of adults identified in childhood as having a learning disability are not identified as such within adult heath or social care services. The studies analysed data from the Understanding Society survey, which follows the lives of 40,000 UK households to provide valuable evidence about 21st century life."


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UnderstandingSociety's curator insight, January 10, 2017 8:26 AM
The studies analysed data from the Understanding Society survey, which follows the lives of 40,000 UK households to provide valuable evidence about 21st century life.
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Brushing only partly protects kids' teeth

Brushing only partly protects kids' teeth | Research in the news using data in the UK Data Service Collection | Scoop.it
A study of almost 4,000 pre-school children shows snacking habits are most strongly associated with decay.
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Quarter of UK's poorest households are getting deeper in debt, IFS warns

Quarter of UK's poorest households are getting deeper in debt,  IFS warns | Research in the news using data in the UK Data Service Collection | Scoop.it
Poorest households are spending 25% of monthly income servicing debts as UK borrowing rockets

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The report this article refers to uses data from the British Household Panel Survey. 
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Women have five hours fewer free time than men because they do more chores

Men enjoy an average of 43 hours of leisure time a week in comparison to women who have five hours less, a new survey has found. The ONS report revealed that women took just 38 hours of leisure time a week in 2015, during which time they were either resting or socialising.
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Men have 43 hours of leisure time a week - five hours more than women

Men have 43 hours of leisure time a week - five hours more than women | Research in the news using data in the UK Data Service Collection | Scoop.it

"Women work more because they spend hours on unpaid work such as household chores and childcare, according to the report by the Newport-based Office for National Statistics."

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British men spend nearly 15% more time relaxing than women

British men spend nearly 15% more time relaxing than women | Research in the news using data in the UK Data Service Collection | Scoop.it
Men have five more hours of "leisure time" per week than women each on average. New statistics from the ONS shed light on the gap between men and women when it comes to free time. The ONS also found that people between 25 and 34 take the least free time of all.
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Marriage really DOES make you happy

Marriage really DOES make you happy | Research in the news using data in the UK Data Service Collection | Scoop.it
Researchers from the Vancouver School of Economics used data from two UK surveys to analyse whether being married affects your happiness (stock image)

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Children should eat just two 100 calories snacks a day, health body warns

Children should eat just two 100 calories snacks a day, health body warns | Research in the news using data in the UK Data Service Collection | Scoop.it
Public Health England says children eat 400 biscuits and more than 120 cakes a year - putting them at risk of obesity.
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Revealed: The amount of calories in your favourite snack

Revealed: The amount of calories in your favourite snack | Research in the news using data in the UK Data Service Collection | Scoop.it
Fizzy drinks and unhealthy snacks are putting a dangerous amount of sugar into children's bodies, so parents are urged to buy only healthy snacks
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'Limit children's snacks to 100 calories'

'Limit children's snacks to 100 calories' | Research in the news using data in the UK Data Service Collection | Scoop.it
Parents should only allow two healthy snacks a day, a health body says in new year drive.
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Hart 'best place to live in UK'

Hart 'best place to live in UK' | Research in the news using data in the UK Data Service Collection | Scoop.it
The Hampshire district came top in a study that looked at factors including life expectancy.
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The top 50 places for quality of life in the UK have been revealed

The top 50 places for quality of life in the UK have been revealed | Research in the news using data in the UK Data Service Collection | Scoop.it

"Health and life expectancy, wellbeing, earnings, employment, crime rates and weather were all factors used to determine the quality of life around the country."

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Hart in Hampshire is the best place to live in the UK according to a new study - The i newspaper online iNews

Hart in Hampshire is the best place to live in the UK according to a new study - The i newspaper online iNews | Research in the news using data in the UK Data Service Collection | Scoop.it

"A new study has found that Hart in Hampshire is the best place to live in the UK with the Orkney Islands coming in second place.  The area topped Halifax’s..."

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Parents give children alcohol 'too young'

Parents give children alcohol 'too young' | Research in the news using data in the UK Data Service Collection | Scoop.it
Giving youngsters too many takeaways is also criticised as a health risk by the researchers.

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The Millennium Cohort Study is funded by ESRC.

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Debt fears for poorer households

Debt fears for poorer households | Research in the news using data in the UK Data Service Collection | Scoop.it
A quarter of very low-income households have high debt repayments or are behind on bills or repayments.

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UnderstandingSociety's curator insight, January 16, 10:55 AM
The IFS and Joseph Rowntree Foundation used BHPS data in the report mentioned in this article. 
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Health care’s ‘upstream’ conundrum

Health care’s ‘upstream’ conundrum | Research in the news using data in the UK Data Service Collection | Scoop.it
When it comes to the long-term health of the country, findings now show the big problem might not be health care at all—it might be everything else. Can researchers get politicians to pay attention?

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Men Enjoy 5 Hours More Leisure Time Than Women Each Week - Here's Why

Men Enjoy 5 Hours More Leisure Time Than Women Each Week - Here's Why | Research in the news using data in the UK Data Service Collection | Scoop.it
'A woman’s work is never done.'
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Women have less leisure time than 15 years ago - as men take more for themselves 

Women have less leisure time than 15 years ago - as men take more for themselves  | Research in the news using data in the UK Data Service Collection | Scoop.it
It may not come as a shock to women that when it comes to housework, figures show they are more than pulling their weight.
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Researchers call for true picture of domestic violent crime

Violence against women could become significantly less visible in police-recorded crime figures when a new counting method comes into effect, warn researchers at Lancaster University.
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'It’s not just about the pay – it’s about flexible working and the profession’s job satisfaction'

'It’s not just about the pay – it’s about flexible working and the profession’s job satisfaction' | Research in the news using data in the UK Data Service Collection | Scoop.it
One recent (partial) leaver wonders what it will take to resolve the teacher retention crisis

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Parents urged to stop their children eating these high-calorie snacks

Parents urged to stop their children eating these high-calorie snacks | Research in the news using data in the UK Data Service Collection | Scoop.it

"A third of children reportedly leave primary school overweight or obese and now the Government is advising parents and carers to limit the amount of treats to two 100-calorie items a day amid growing health fears."

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No more chocolate bars and crisps for children

No more chocolate bars and crisps for children | Research in the news using data in the UK Data Service Collection | Scoop.it
Public Health England has warned that British children are eating three times too much sugar, with half coming from unhealthy snacks and sugary drinks.
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University of Essex study asks: ‘Do partners influence each other’s health?’

University of Essex study asks: ‘Do partners influence each other’s health?’ | Research in the news using data in the UK Data Service Collection | Scoop.it
When it comes to choosing a life partner it seems that the old saying of opposites attract is, well, nothing more than a saying.
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Hart in Hampshire named best place to live in UK

Hart in Hampshire named best place to live in UK | Research in the news using data in the UK Data Service Collection | Scoop.it

"Hart in Hampshire named best place to live in UK."

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Halifax reveals the top 50 best places in Britain

Halifax reveals the top 50 best places in Britain | Research in the news using data in the UK Data Service Collection | Scoop.it
The district of Hart, which includes the town of Fleet, is named the best place to live after scoring highly on factors including health and life expectancy, earnings crime rates and weather.
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Sharp drop in UK suicide rates

Sharp drop in UK suicide rates | Research in the news using data in the UK Data Service Collection | Scoop.it
Rates fell for both men and women, although men still account for three-quarters of cases.
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