School life is a positive influence for abused and neglected children 11 June 2018 A full and active experience of school has a positive effect on the health and achievements of children who experience abuse or neglect at an early age.
- School life is a positive influence for abused and neglected children 11 June 2018 A full and active experience of school has a positive effect on the health and achievements of children who experience abuse or neglect at an early age.
- One in three women experience ‘loss of control’ eating in pregnancy 5 June 2018 More than a third of women report feeling out of control over the amount they eat during pregnancy, according to new UCL-led research.
- Blasting a way into crime or just clean fun? 29 May 2018 Many children are drawn to using toy weapons in creative play and will spend the summer chasing siblings, yelling bang or exchanging the foam bullets of a Nerf gun with friends. But, does this behavior indicate a propensity for future violence?
- Autism is not linked to eating fish in pregnancy 21 May 2018 A major study examining the fish-eating habits of pregnant women has found that they are not linked to autism or autistic traits in their children.
- Social communication difficulties are linked to increased risk of self-harm and suicidal behaviour 2 May 2018 Children who have difficulties with social communication, as seen in autism spectrum disorders (ASD), have a higher risk of self-harm with suicidal behaviour by the age of 16 years compared to those without, finds a University of Bristol study.
- New ALSPAC gateway on Wellcome Open Research 30 April 2018 We are excited to announce the launch of a new ALSPAC gateway on Wellcome Open Research, a collaboration that aims to enhance access and reuse of ALSPAC data.
- Bristol researcher wins large MRC grant 23 April 2018 Professor John Macleod, Joint Head of Centre for Academic Primary Care at Bristol Medical School, has received £1.5 million as part of a large grant from the Medical Research Council (MRC).
- History charting Children of the 90s available to researchers for first time 10 April 2018 For the first time, the history charting the world-renowned Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC), also known as Children of the 90s, back to its beginnings has been made accessible.
- Three-quarters of COPD cases are linked to childhood risk factors that are exacerbated in adulthood 5 April 2018 Three-quarters of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) cases have their origins in poor lung function pathways beginning in childhood. These pathways are associated with exposures in childhood, and amplified by factors in adulthood, according to a cohort study published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine journal.
- 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.