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Postnatal depression has greater impact on children’s development when it is persistent and severe 1 February 2018 Postnatal depression which persists beyond six months after birth and is severe, increases the risk of children exhibiting behavioural problems, achieving lower GCSE mathematics grades at 16 years and having depression at 18 years of age. Postnatal depression which is persistent (whether moderate or severe) increases mothers’ risk of continuing to experience depressive symptoms beyond the postnatal year, with high levels found up until 11 years after childbirth.
  • Postnatal depression has greater impact on children’s development when it is persistent and severe 1 February 2018 Postnatal depression which persists beyond six months after birth and is severe, increases the risk of children exhibiting behavioural problems, achieving lower GCSE mathematics grades at 16 years and having depression at 18 years of age. Postnatal depression which is persistent (whether moderate or severe) increases mothers’ risk of continuing to experience depressive symptoms beyond the postnatal year, with high levels found up until 11 years after childbirth.
  • Atopic eczema: one size does not fit all 21 November 2017 Researchers from the UK and Netherlands have identified five distinct subgroups of eczema, a finding that helps explain how the condition can affect people at different stages of their lives.
  • Scientists pinpoint genetic risk factors for asthma, hay fever and eczema 31 October 2017 A major international study has pinpointed more than 100 genetic risk factors that explain why some people suffer from asthma, hay fever and eczema.
  • Half- or step-siblings may predict earlier menstruation 19 October 2017 Girls with only half- or step-siblings reach menstruation on average five months earlier than those with only full siblings, according to a University of Bristol study.
  • Risk factors for heart health linked to marital ups and downs 13 October 2017 Risk factors for heart health seem to be linked to changes over time in the quality of marital relationships — at least for men — finds a University of Bristol study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.
  • Children of the 90s says thanks to Bristol – by donating blood 2 October 2017 Staff and researchers from Children of the 90s donated blood to NHS Blood and Transplant last week as a thank you to the community and the thousands of Bristolians who have taken part in their world-leading research since 1991. The donation drive is part of a wider PR campaign to promote the final months of Children of the 90s biggest data-collection drive for seven years, Focus@24+.
  • Children of the Children of the 90s launches birthday card competition 2 October 2017 For the past 26 years, Children of the 90s has sent tens of thousands of birthday cards to young people involved in the world-leading health study.
  • Children of the 90s run Bristol Half Marathon to promote Focus@24+ 18 September 2017 Staff, researchers and participants from Children of the 90s donned their running shoes yesterday to publicise their latest research project at the Bristol Half Marathon.
  • €1.5m award to see how mother’s mental health affects her child’s 6 September 2017 University of Bristol researchers have been awarded €1.5m by the European Research Council to investigate how a mother’s mental health and personality can affect her child. Despite decades of research, the causes of mental health conditions are still poorly understood due to their complexity.
  • The children of the Children of the 90s turn 10! 2 August 2017 For over 25 years, Children of the 90s at the University of Bristol has been charting the lives of 14,500 people born in the early 1990s in the greater Bristol area. Thanks to the amazing commitment of these research volunteers, scientists have made important discoveries that are helping treat and prevent ill health around the world.
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