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Tuesday 15th April 2014

Family cooking lessons and fun exercise could be the key to cutting childhood obesity

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Organising cooking lessons for parents and children and planning extra exercise classes in school time are some of the activities that have shown promise in preventing obesity in primary school aged children, a University of Birmingham study published today has shown.
Date:
Tuesday 15th April 2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
Thursday 10th April 2014

Leading social policy scholar appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the College of Social Sciences

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The University of Birmingham is delighted to announce that Professor Saul Becker has been appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Social Sciences to drive forward Birmingham's ambitious plans to be a global centre for teaching and research across the social sciences.
Date:
Thursday 10th April 2014
Categories:
Social Sciences, Vice Chancellor
Wednesday 9th April 2014

Sixteen year study of remote sea birds shows sub-annual breeding to maximise offspring

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A bird species that makes its breeding home on a remote Atlantic island has been shown to breed consistently for the first time with a cycle of less than a year, following a 16-year study by University of Birmingham researchers – potentially to maximise the total number of offspring they produce.
Date:
Wednesday 9th April 2014
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

University of Birmingham joins forces with UK Anti-Doping to keep sport clean

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University of Birmingham Sport (UBSport) has officially pledged its commitment to keep sport free of illegal drugs by becoming one of the first UK universities to sign new agreement with UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) to begin the process of receiving Clean Sport University Accreditation.
Date:
Wednesday 9th April 2014
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Sport
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