Prenatal stress can affect child’s mental health21 June 2016Expectant mothers who experience stressful life events during pregnancy are more likely to have children who develop depression in adolescence, according to new research on Children of the 90s.
Cycle training for children has benefits in adolescence9 June 2016In a large-scale UK study of cycling and related safety behaviours, researchers from Children of the 90s (University of Bristol) have found that children who did a National Cycle Proficiency Scheme (NCPS, now Bikeability) course in primary school were more likely than children who didn’t do a course to:
£1.75M to explore gene’s role in dementia risk7 June 2016The Medical Research Council (MRC) has awarded scientists at Cardiff, Bristol and Oxford a £1.75 million grant to work with Children of the 90s to study how a specific genetic variant known to increase risk for dementia affects the brain.
Four in 10 premature babies score low at KS418 May 2016New research funded by the Southmead Hospital Charity Research Fund shows that almost four in 10 children (39.4%) born prematurely (before 37 weeks) had lower Key Stage 4 (KS4) test results than children who were born at full term (37-42 weeks) and almost a quarter (24.3%) preterm children had special educational needs (SEN).
Placenta size and child bone development linked12 May 2016A larger placenta during pregnancy could result in children having larger bones, according to a new study by the universities of Southampton and Bristol that used data from over 500 participants in Children of the 90s.
Born Talking seminar, Monday 11 July3 May 2016The Born Talking seminar series is a series of events that focus on using birth cohort data* to address questions about typical and atypical speech, language and communication. The fifth event in the series will take place in collaboration with ALSPAC and Bristol Speech and Language Therapy Research Unit on Monday 11 July 2016 at Canynge Hall, University of Bristol, 39 Whatley Road, Bristol BS8 2PS.