News in 2022
Children of the 90s’ founder, this week’s castaway on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs
18 November 2022
The founder of Bristol’s pioneering health study Children of the 90s, Professor Jean Golding OBE, will share the soundtrack of her life on this week’s BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs.
What we’ve learned following the latest antibody tests
17 October 2022
In our latest COVID studies, we have looked at participants' immunity and how the pandemic is affecting their lives. Here's a round-up of what we've found, following the latest antibody tests and COVID questionnaire.
Experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 associated with poorer mental health
13 October 2022
Having symptoms of COVID-19 has been associated with worse mental health and lower life satisfaction. The study, which is part of the COVID-19 Longitudinal Health and Wellbeing National Core Study, is published today in The Lancet Psychiatry.
Study calls for change in guidance about eating fish during pregnancy
6 September 2022
A woman’s mercury level during pregnancy is unlikely to have an adverse effect on the development of the child provided that the mother eats fish, according to a new University of Bristol-led study.
Sexual enjoyment following childbirth is not altered by different delivery methods, research suggests
22 August 2022
Sexual enjoyment in the years following childbirth is unaffected by the way in which the baby is delivered, according to new research.
Concerns about effects of fertility treatment on children’s development are unwarranted, large study suggests
26 July 2022
Differences in the growth, weight, and body fat levels of children conceived through fertility treatment are small, and no longer apparent by late adolescence, finds new research.
Bristol’s Children of the 90s study helps scientists pinpoint those most at risk of Long COVID
28 June 2022
Bristol-based study Children of the 90s has helped improve understanding of the causes and treatment of long COVID.
Children of the 90s study to help learn more about long COVID
23 May 2022
Participants from Children of the 90s are part of a nationwide study seeking to better understand the condition known as long COVID.
Poor school grades and smoking: Is tobacco all to blame?
14 March 2022
Dr Suzi Gage contributes to the #Co90sDiscoveries series and tells us whether smoking cigarettes can influence how well a young person does at school.
Making a difference: COVID-19 and population science
8 March 2022
Principal Investigator, Professor Nic Timpson, starts the #Co90sDiscoveries series by discussing how the study has assisted with the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lifestyle more likely to affect a child’s BMI than the weight of their mother
1 February 2022
Researchers from the University of Bristol and Imperial College London have found that a high Body Mass Index (BMI) of a mother before and during pregnancy is not a major cause of high BMI in their offspring – indicating that childhood and teen obesity is more likely to be a result of lifestyle factors.
Smoking may increase risk of heart attack via enhanced platelet activity, new research suggests
26 January 2022
Smoking cigarettes may increase the risk of a heart attack by activating a gene that affects blood clotting, according to a new study by scientists at the University of Bristol.
Granddaughters and great-granddaughters of men who start to smoke before puberty, have more body fat than expected, research shows
21 January 2022
A new study, led by the University of Bristol and published in Scientific Reports today [21 January], has reported increased body fat in females whose grandfathers or great-grandfathers began smoking before puberty.