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Tip to dieters: Beware of friends and late night cravings

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There's more to dieting than just sheer willpower and self-control - the presence of friends, late night cravings or the temptation of alcohol can often simply be too strong to resist. Research led by Heather McKee of the University of Birmingham monitored the social and environmental factors that make people, who are following weight management programs, cheat. The study is published in the Springer journal Annals of Behavioral Medicine.
Date:
25/02/2014
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

University of Birmingham launches policy commission report: Healthy Ageing in the 21st Century: The best is yet to come

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Cultural sensitivity should be a vital component in all future services for older people, experts at the University of Birmingham, will say today (Monday).
Date:
03/02/2014
Categories:
Arts and Law, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Social Sciences

Scientists reveal the pecking order of musicians playing in a group

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Does Charlie Watts lead the Rolling Stones from the drums? Did Jacqueline du Pré lead Daniel Barenboim from the cello? These questions may in the future have answers thanks to an intriguing model developed by a team of scientists from the Universities of Birmingham, Münster and London's Royal Academy of Music, in research published today (Wednesday 29th January 2014) in the Royal Society Journal Interface.
Date:
29/01/2014
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Are you a stroke survivor having trouble completing everyday tasks? Participants needed for research project

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Researchers are looking for volunteers to take part in a study which aims to develop tools to help stroke survivors with everyday tasks.
Date:
21/01/2014
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Spiked drink theory sheds new light on Alexander the Great's death

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The mystery of the death of Alexander the Great, shrouded in intrigue, may have finally been solved, thanks to a team of academics, including a University of Birmingham toxicologist.
Date:
20/01/2014
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
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