News in 2009
- Why a short run may be better than a long walk 2 December 2009 As long as it is vigorous enough to make you a little breathless, just 15 minutes of activity a day may lead to considerably lower levels of body fat.
- Dangers of lead pollution have not gone away - particularly for children 17 September 2009 Researchers have uncovered a clear link between blood lead levels found in early childhood and performance in school SATs exams.
- Anxious pregnant women are more likely to have asthmatic children 9 April 2009 Pregnant women who are stressed, particularly late in pregnancy, have an increased risk of their child going on to develop asthma.
- Pupils give schools a good report 27 March 2009 School Year 11, when most pupils take their GCSEs, could be a stressful time. But new research from the Children of the 90s (ALSPAC) study indicates that most pupils are enjoying school life and are optimistic about the future.
- TV watching linked to increased risk of asthma 3 March 2009 Young children who spend more than 2 hours watching TV every day double their subsequent risk of developing asthma, indicates research published on-line today in the journal Thorax.
- Sun in pregnancy builds stronger bones for baby 3 February 2009 New research indicates that children born in late summer and early autumn are slightly taller and have wider bones than those born in winter and spring.