Obesity could be linked to a rise in fatty liver disease in young adults 16 January 2020 One in five young people have fatty liver disease (steatosis), with one in 40 having already developed liver scarring (fibrosis), research published today [15 January] has found. The study, published in The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology, is the first to attempt to determine the prevalence of fatty liver disease and fibrosis in young healthy adults in the UK.
- Poor mental health “both cause and effect” of school exclusion 22 January 2020 News release re-published from University of Exeter.
- Obesity could be linked to a rise in fatty liver disease in young adults 16 January 2020 One in five young people have fatty liver disease (steatosis), with one in 40 having already developed liver scarring (fibrosis), research published today [15 January] has found. The study, published in The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology, is the first to attempt to determine the prevalence of fatty liver disease and fibrosis in young healthy adults in the UK.
- Focus on teenage anxiety may help early identification of those at risk of eating disorders 19 December 2019 Teenage girls who experience clinical levels of anxiety could be at greater risk of eating disorders, according to associations identified in a study completed by researchers at the University of Bristol with UCL.
- Study reveals what factors influence young people's gambling habits 5 December 2019 A study has shown that regular weekly gamblers were more likely to be male and had developed habits and patterns of play by age 20. Factors such as the gambling habits of parents and social media use were also found to influence a young person's gambling activity. The in-depth longitudinal study by the University of Bristol's Children of the 90s was commissioned by GambleAware.
- Children of abused mothers 50 per cent more likely to have low IQ 26 November 2019 Children of women who reported domestic violence in pregnancy or during the first six years of the child’s life are almost 50 per cent more likely to have a low IQ at age eight, research finds.
- Women who spend their childhoods in deprived neighbourhoods face an increased risk of intimate partner violence 21 November 2019 Women who spend longer periods of their early lives in less affluent neighbourhoods are at greater risk of experiencing violence during their early adulthoods at the hands of their intimate partners, finds a new study published in Epidemiology.
- Study looked for links between teenage anxiety and later harmful drinking 9 November 2019 Researchers at the University of Bristol have found evidence of an association between generalised anxiety disorder at age 18 and harmful drinking three years later, thanks to the long-term health study Children of the 90s.
- Bristol's Children of the 90s backed to continue its 'study of life' 18 October 2019 Bristol's Children of the 90s study will be supported for the next five years through an established collaboration between the University of Bristol, the Medical Research Council and The Wellcome Trust.
- Children bullied by friends and siblings are more likely to think about suicide in their early twenties 9 October 2019 Depression, self-harm and suicidal ideation are more prominent in adults in their early twenties if they were bullied at home and at school, a study by researchers at the University of Warwick have found. Researchers stress that intervention is needed to educate people in bullying to reduce it.
- Air pollution linked to increased risk of infant deaths and reduced lung function in children 27 September 2019 Air pollution is linked to an increased risk of death in babies according to a study of nearly eight million live births, to be presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress on Sunday (29 September).