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How renting could affect your health

How renting could affect your health | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Housing policy needs to prioritise housing's function as a home, rather than an asset.

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Researcher Amy Clair is a research fellow at the ESRC-funded Research Centre on Micro-Social Change (MiSoC)

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UK Data Service's curator insight, January 29, 8:22 AM
 

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Understanding Society (UK Household Longitudinal Study)

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Social care needs for over-85s predicted to double in next 20 years | Society | The Guardian

Social care needs for over-85s predicted to double in next 20 years | Society | The Guardian | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

"An estimated 446,000 of over-85s will have “high dependency” care needs by 2035, up from 233,000 in 2015, and equivalent to 10% of all men and 20% of all women aged 85 and over, according to a new study."

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ESRC, along with the National Institute for Health Research, funded this study that appeared in The Lancet. 

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Wellbeing must become a boardroom priority, says Bupa

Wellbeing must become a boardroom priority, says Bupa | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

“All organisations are desperate to get talent and if we want to get the best people then we’ve got to appeal to what their interest is and they’re interested in wellbeing,” said Dr Litchfield, Chair of the What Works Centre for Wellbeing.

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Article quotes Dr Paul Litchfield, chair of the What Works Centre for Wellbeing; one of nine What Works Centres in receipt of ESRC investment.

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Money savers are more likely to be slim: 'Instant gratification' causes bigger waistlines

Money savers are more likely to be slim: 'Instant gratification' causes bigger waistlines | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

People who save are more likely to be slim than those who spend more, according to a study.

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The study mentioned in the article is the ESRC-funded Understanding Society

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Healthy Breakfast May Help Kids Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk Profile

Healthy Breakfast May Help Kids Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk Profile | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Regular consumption of a healthy breakfast may help children lower their risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in this week's PLOS Medicine.

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Article cites findings from the study which was part funded by the ESRC.

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Different societies affect how old and ill 'over 70s' feel

People aged 70 and over who identify themselves as 'old' feel worse about their own health in societies where they perceive they have lower value than younger age groups.

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This article cites data from the ESRC-funded European Social Survey.

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Mapping lives, from womb to tomb

Of all health studies that focus directly on human beings, those that follow participants from birth to death are among the most compelling. Their sheer unwieldiness — keeping track and making sense of entire messy, unpredictable lifetimes — is staggering.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Millenium Cohort Study

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Walking Or Biking To Work Helps Combat Obesity

Walking Or Biking To Work Helps Combat Obesity | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Leaving the car at home and walking, cycling or even taking the bus to work could improve your health, researchers from University College London (UCL) and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine claim in a new study.

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

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Is Scottish independence bad for your health?

Is Scottish independence bad for your health? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

With September 18 drawing nearer, the people of Scotland still lack answers about how independence will affect a number of institutions, policies and their everyday lives. It is crucial to uncover what…

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Article cites Innogen's research on the ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland project

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Sweets, fizzy drinks and TV all part of a happy, well-rounded childhood

Sweets, fizzy drinks and TV all part of a happy, well-rounded childhood | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
It is something generations of schoolboys have long suspected: eating your greens might be good for you, but it does not make you happy.
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Article mentions report based on data provided by the Millennium Cohort Study, which is core funded by the ESRC.

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