Lancaster University

Could a new app help cure loneliness?

Researchers from Lancaster University are exploring whether technology could be the key to tackling the UK's loneliness epidemic by better connecting older adults with their communities.

Dec 15, 2017
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Insight into how infants learn to walk

Ten-week-old babies can learn from practising walking months before they begin walking themselves say researchers. They gave the infants experience at "reflex walking" which is a primitive instinct in babies which disappears ...

Dec 14, 2017
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New study 'reimagines infertility'

New research from Lancaster University has identified the 'invisible infertile', a group of marginalized people missing from survey data sources because they do not fit neatly into popular notions of who is at risk of infertility.

Dec 07, 2017
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Spontaneous humor relieves stress in cancer patients

Analysis led by Lancaster University researchers suggests that spontaneous humour is used and appreciated by people with cancer and can be a helpful way of dealing with distressing, taboo or embarrassing circumstances.

Dec 06, 2017
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How to predict high school dropouts

Teenagers who do not access healthcare when needed are at greater risk of dropping out of high school say researchers from Lancaster University in the UK.

Oct 24, 2017
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