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.
- 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.
- New UK Coronavirus Immunology Consortium to address key unanswered questions about immunity and COVID-19 10 September 2020 The new UK Coronavirus Immunology Consortium (UK-CIC) has launched, which aims to answer key questions on how the immune system interacts with SARS-CoV-2 to help us fight COVID-19 and develop better diagnostics, treatments and vaccines.
- Increased high intensity physical activity in early adolescence could lead to stronger bones in adulthood and help prevent osteoporosis in later life. 17 August 2020 High intensity physical activity in early life might help maximise peak hip strength and prevent osteoporosis in later life, according to a study from University of Bristol researchers published in JAMA Network Open today (17 August).
- Children in poverty at greater risk of childhood traumas 9 July 2020 Children whose parents report poverty in pregnancy are nine times more likely to face additional traumatic experiences compared to their wealthier peers, UCL research finds.
- Infant sleep problems can signal mental disorders in adolescents – study. 1 July 2020 Specific sleep problems among babies and very young children can be linked to mental disorders in adolescents, a new study from the University of Birmingham has found.
- Signs of being prone to adult diabetes are already visible at age 8 years old 19 June 2020 Early signs of being more susceptible to type 2 diabetes as an adult can be seen in children as young as 8 years old, decades before it is likely to be diagnosed, according to a new study published in Diabetes Care (19 June 2020).
- Anxiety levels doubled in young people following COVID-19 lockdown, says study. 19 June 2020 Please note this is a preprint, so it is a preliminary piece of research that has not yet been through peer review and has not been published in a scientific journal – so this is early data. Young people’s anxiety levels have doubled during the COVID-19 pandemic with 24% experiencing anxiety up from 13% in pre-pandemic waves, according to research from the University of Bristol.
- Research begins to rapidly understand deadly link between Covid-19 and cardiovascular diseases 12 June 2020 Improved care for people with heart and circulatory disease suffering from COVID-19 could soon be available after the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) announced support for six flagship research programmes. Researchers from across the UK including the University of Bristol will combine data from hospitals, information about our health and lifestyle, genetic studies, and cutting-edge imaging and artificial intelligence techniques to better understand how the virus affects the heart and circulatory system.