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Grandparents' affection piling on the pounds in Chinese children

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New research published has revealed that affection from grandparents towards their grandchildren may play a major role in contributing to the childhood obesity pandemic in China. A study by the University of Birmingham (UK) shows that grandparents tend to indulge, overfeed and protect grandchildren in their care from physical chores, thus increasing their risk of obesity.
Date:
17/07/2015
Categories:
International

University Chancellor Named International Indian of the Year and Appointed President of UKCISA

University Chancellor Named International Indian of the Year and Appointed President of UKCISA
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Lord Karan Bilimoria of Chelsea, the Chancellor of the University of Birmingham, has been awarded the title of International Indian of the Year by India Link International, a magazine for Indian diaspora published in the UK. The award comes in the same week that he has been announced as the new President of the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA).
Date:
14/07/2015
Categories:
International

Is Shakespeare hiding in Maofeng Mountain?

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The University of Birmingham is set to teach Chinese children about Shakespeare in a week-long summer camp at Maofeng Mountain, near Guangzhou in Guangdong province.
Date:
10/07/2015
Categories:
Arts and Law, International

Detecting the onset of leprosy before nerve damage occurs

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New research could help improve the lives of thousands of leprosy sufferers worldwide by detecting the disease long before it manifests as skin lesions. Peripheral nerve damage is the hallmark of leprosy pathology, but its origins had remained unclear until now.
Date:
09/06/2015
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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