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Study finds national data may be underestimating illicit drug use in young people 18 January 2021 A study published today [18 January] in the publication Addiction suggests that the UK government’s current national population-based data may be understating illicit drug usage among young people by as much as 20 per cent.
  • Study finds national data may be underestimating illicit drug use in young people 18 January 2021 A study published today [18 January] in the publication Addiction suggests that the UK government’s current national population-based data may be understating illicit drug usage among young people by as much as 20 per cent.
  • New research shows the importance of consuming enough vitamin B12 in pregnancy 11 January 2021 A new study published in Nutrition Research has found that children born to a mother with low intake of Vitamin B12 during pregnancy were at increased risk of adverse development specific to certain speech and mathematical abilities.
  • Launching a study into COVID-19 immunity during lockdown 10 December 2020 How do you learn what level of immunity people develop in the months after a COVID-19 infection? With decades of detailed health data and young, engaged participants, Bristol’s Children of the 90s (CO90s) health study is ideally suited to studying the biology of COVID-19 immunity. Here senior fieldworker Claire Rollings describes the process of launching a new study to find out how Children of the 90s participants are convalescing after COVID-19.
  • Small and large birth weight linked to genetics of mother and baby – except in tiniest babies 2 December 2020 Genetics of mother and baby contribute to most cases where babies are born very large or very small, according to new research.
  • COVID-19 variables added to CLOSER Discovery 25 November 2020 CLOSER Discovery – the UK’s most detailed search engine for longitudinal data – now includes COVID-19 metadata.
  • Young people's anxiety levels doubled during first COVID-19 lockdown, says study 24 November 2020 The number of young people with anxiety doubled from 13 per cent to 24 per cent, during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown 1, according to new research from the University of Bristol. The study, using Bristol’s Children of the 90s questionnaire data, showed that young people (27-29 years) reported higher levels of anxiety during the early phases of the pandemic in the first national lockdown and this was higher than their parents.
  • Bristol study completes COVID-19 antibody testing 10 November 2020 Children of the 90s, a health study based at the University of Bristol, has today published results from a study testing almost 5,000 participants for COVID-19 antibodies. 4.3% reported a positive result, of which a quarter were asymptomatic and did not report any symptoms in previous questionnaires.
  • Risk of self-harm increases for boys and girls who experience earlier puberty 6 October 2020 Boys and girls who experience puberty earlier than their peers have an increased risk of self-harm in adolescence, a study funded by the National Institute for Health Research Bristol Biomedical Research Centre (NIHR Bristol BRC) and published in the journal Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences today [Tuesday 6 October] has found.
  • Children of the 90s launches Coronavirus antibody testing study 5 October 2020 Children of the 90s, based at the University of Bristol, has launched a COVID-19 antibody testing programme to help understand how many people in the long-term health study have had a COVID-19 infection.
  • Participant newsletter 30 September 2020 2020 has been a busy year for us here at Children of the 90s. Read on to find out what we've been up to, and our plans for early 2021.
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