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'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
Description
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

Singapore engineers and Birmingham experts work together to raise rail reliability

Singapore engineers and Birmingham experts work together to raise rail reliability
Description
Singapore's largest railway operator and the University of Birmingham - one of the UK's top universities for railway science and education - have embarked on four research projects that will enhance the reliability of railway networks.
Date:
11/05/2017
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Research

Right-or left-handedness affects sign language comprehension

Description
The speed at which sign language users understand what others are 'saying' to them depends on whether the conversation partners are left- or right-handed, a new study has found.
Date:
11/05/2017
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
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