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Final phase of biggest China-UK joint air pollution campaign set to launch in Beijing

Final phase of biggest China-UK joint air pollution campaign set to launch in Beijing
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Top UK and Chinese scientists are working together on the biggest-ever China-UK joint campaign in the megacity of Beijing to study air pollution and how it affects human health.
Date:
22/05/2017
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Birmingham scholars take on unrealistic optimism, a love diary in Cairo and regulating dementia care at Hay

Birmingham scholars take on unrealistic optimism, a love diary in Cairo and regulating dementia care at Hay
Description
Can unrealistic optimism improve our well-being? Why do victims of dementia need a new approach to how their care is regulated? And what does a love diary written by a young man in the 1940's tell us about 1940'sCairo?
Date:
22/05/2017
Categories:
Arts and Law, Research

'Healthy obesity' is a myth, study suggests

'Healthy obesity' is a myth, study suggests
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A study by scientists at the University of Birmingham suggests that 'healthy' obese people are still at higher risk of heart failure or stroke than the general population.
Date:
19/05/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Playing football boosts girls' confidence, study finds

Playing football boosts girls' confidence, study finds
Description
A study by scientists from the University of Birmingham has found that teenage girls who play football have higher levels of self-confidence than those who play other sports.
Date:
19/05/2017
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Migrant children less obese due to absent grandmothers - study

Migrant children less obese due to absent grandmothers - study
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Children of migrants to Chinese cities have lower rates of obesity than youngsters in more affluent established urban families - probably because their grandparents are not around to over-feed them, a new study has found.
Date:
18/05/2017
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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