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GP records indicate long term effects on patients of 'mini-strokes'

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New findings from the University of Birmingham challenge the 'transient' nature of mini-strokes and provide insight into the long term impact of an under-recognised condition. TIA patients in the study consulted their GPs more frequently than similarly aged patients for fatigue, cognitive impairment and anxiety or depression.
Date:
20/07/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Social media sites obstruct children's moral development, say parents

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More than half of UK parents think popular social media sites hamper their children's moral development, according to a poll commissioned by researchers at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
14/07/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Youngest siblings more likely to go into business, study finds.

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New research into birth order effects has found that the last-born children of non-entrepreneurial parents are more likely to go into business than first-borns.
Date:
14/07/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Humans perceive time somewhere in between reality and our expectations

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New research, using a Bayesian inference model of audio and visual stimuli, has shown how our perception of time lies mid-way between reality and our expectations.
Date:
14/07/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Chinese city migrant children buck obesity trend

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have found that the children of migrants to Chinese cities have lower rates of obesity than youngsters in more affluent established urban families.
Date:
13/07/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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