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Childhood stress linked to heart trouble later in life

Childhood stress linked to heart trouble later in life | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Persistent stress may have as serious an impact on heart health as childhood obesity, research suggests

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Article cites the ESRC-funded British Cohort Study based at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies at the IOE.

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Poverty makes children less clever

Poverty makes children less clever | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Scientists from Goldsmiths, University of London compared data on almost 15,000 children and their parents as part of the Twins Early Development Study (Teds).
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The article cites data from the ESRC-funded Millennium Cohort Study.

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TheGpTutor.Com's curator insight, December 10, 2014 8:38 AM

But what about the role of nature? Wouldn't nature play its own part in  making economically poor children cleverer?

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Weighing in on childhood obesity

Weighing in on childhood obesity | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

ONE in five children born in the UK at the beginning of the new century was obese by the age of 11, a long-term study has suggested.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Millenium Cohort Study based at the Institute of Education

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Thea Runyan, MPH's curator insight, May 27, 2015 12:40 AM

This is a good reminder that childhood obesity is becoming a global epidemic.

 

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Half of children aged 11 have never even been on a bus, says study

Half of children aged 11 have never even been on a bus, says study | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

While 48 per cent of children had reached the age of 11 without travelling on public transport - more than one in six spent at least three hours a day watching television or on a computer.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded Millenium Cohort Study

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Childhood obesity surges between ages of seven and 11

Childhood obesity surges between ages of seven and 11 | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Schools urged to step in as major study pinpoints obesity window between ages of seven and 11

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded Millenium Cohort Study

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Thea Runyan, MPH's curator insight, May 27, 2015 12:41 AM

Not surprising. Most of the kids I work with are between the ages of 8 and 12 years old.

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More than Child’s Play? The World of War Toys

More than Child’s Play? The World of War Toys | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Do war toys encourage violent behaviour and make conflict more acceptable? Or do they offer genuine insight into military history?

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All three authors of the article are either receiving ESRC-funding or have been awarded ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowships. Dr Philip Kirby is currently studying ludic geopolitics and popular expressions of militarism, as part of a collaborative ESRC project with the universities of Portsmouth and Royal Holloway.

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Glimpse of childhood

James Lascelles, headmaster of King Edward VI Grammar School and executive head teacher in the primary sector, gives his view on this week's education issues.

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The article cites the ESRC-funded survey, Understanding Society, the Household Longitudinal survey.

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What are the adult health consequences of childhood bullying?

What are the adult health consequences of childhood bullying? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Recent studies have found that childhood bullying can have long-term consequences on physical and psychological health well into adulthood.

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The article cites the ESRC-funded National Child Development Study at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

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Being the eldest child is a blessing and a curse

Being the eldest child is a blessing and a curse | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
I didn't ask to be the eldest child. I didn't ask for whatever advantages or disadvantages being the eldest child brings. Would I change being the eldest of five children? No chance.
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The article cites research by the Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex, which is funded by the ESRC.

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The Psychological Toll Of Childhood Bullying Can Persist For Decades

The Psychological Toll Of Childhood Bullying Can Persist For Decades | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A new study in the American Journal of Psychiatry finds what others had hinted at but not quite arrived at: That the effects of childhood bullying can last not only through adolescence and young adulthood, but also through middle age. Earlier studies had shown the negative psychological and social effects of bullying to be evident into a person’s 20s, but the new research tracked the psychological health and cognitive function of once-bullied kids till they were 50. And the effects of bullying – particularly of severe bullying – affected a person’s well-being in a great number of ways. All the more reason, the authors urge, to take bullying just as seriousl