Genetics

Inequality now extends to people's DNA

It's well known that some areas of the UK are poorer than others. These include Wales and northern Britain, which used to be coal-mining areas. Now we have discovered that these regional economic inequalities are in line ...

Health

Convincing Chinese smokers to kick the habit—by text

Among smokers receiving a 12-week-long mobile phone-based intervention encouraging them to quit, up to 6.5% of participants stopped smoking by the end of the study, according to a research article published this week in the ...

Diabetes

Texting 1 million people in India improves diabetes prevention

A study that sent twice-weekly text messages to a million people in India advising them to exercise, eat less fat, and eat more fruits and vegetables increased these health behaviors known to prevent diabetes, reports new ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Kids with dogs or siblings more likely to be independent

Children with an older sibling and/or a dog are more likely to be allowed to walk around their neighbourhood on their own, according to new research led by The University of Western Australia.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Social climbing makes the English happier than Americans

People who grow up in a working class family are more satisfied in later life than those from a higher class background according to new research from The University of Manchester.

Health

Managing an ageing prison population

Identifying and addressing the physical, mental health and social care needs of ageing prisoners is vital to improve the UK's prison service, say Northumbria criminologists.

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