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.
- 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.
- 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.