News in 2019
Study identifies possible genetic link between children’s language and mental health
19 August 2019
A new study suggests there may be genetic explanations for why some children with poor language also have poor mental health.
Bone strength could be linked to when you reached puberty
9 August 2019
A new study from the University of Bristol has linked bone strength to the timing of puberty.
Teenage eating disorders linked to early childhood eating habits
5 August 2019
Overeating, undereating and ‘fussiness’ in early childhood can be linked to anorexia and binge-eating in adolescence, and the risk is greater for girls, finds a new UCL-led study.
Some children are more likely to suffer depression long after being bullied
1 July 2019
Some young adults who were bullied as a child could have a greater risk of ongoing depression due to a mix of genetic and environmental factors according to a new study from the University of Bristol.
Being a dad is under the spotlight at the University of Bristol
11 June 2019
Researchers at the University of Bristol are about to delve deeper into the relationship between dads and their new baby.
Stiffening arteries in teenagers with persistent obesity
10 June 2019
Press release re-published with permission from the University of Gothenburg:
Children and adolescents with long-term obesity have increased arterial stiffness by their late teens, a study of more than 3,000 children followed from age 9 to 17 shows. These results, in the researchers’ view, call for more initiatives to reduce teenage obesity.
New study to help uncover childhood risks for self-harm or eating disorders
21 May 2019
A new study led by the University of Bristol will help uncover risk factors and links between self-harm and eating disorders.
Blog: Who, how and when – Children of the 90s data suggests crucial timings to help tackle depression and anxiety
18 May 2019
Guest blog from Dr Erin Dunn:
Prior eating disorders linked to long-term depression risk for mothers
14 May 2019
Press release re-published with permission from University Collage London
What happens when your picky toddler becomes a teen?
13 May 2019
Toddlers who are picky about their food are not deficient in essential nutrients compared to their peers when they are teenagers.
Blog: Understanding how mother’s and baby’s genes combine to contribute to birthweight.
1 May 2019
Non alcoholic fatty liver disease found in large numbers of teenagers and young adults: is a public health crisis looming
12 April 2019
News release re-published from the International Liver Congress 2019, European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL)
Bristol families continue to give the world unique health information
8 April 2019
Bristol's world-renowned Children of the 90s generational health study reached a landmark this week with a first look at new mums and their children in its 2000th published paper.
Bristol provides first long-term look at predictors of suicide attempts
14 March 2019
Academics at the University of Bristol have taken the first long-term look at potential factors that could lead to suicide attempts in high-risk young people.
Depression is on the rise among young people, but antisocial behaviour is down, new research shows
28 February 2019
Young people today are more likely to be depressed and to self-harm than they were 10 years ago, but antisocial behaviour and substance use - often thought to go hand-in-hand with mental ill-health - are on the decline.
Identified: the families with the most sibling bullying
19 February 2019
Sibling bullying does have an effect on mental health later in life for both the victims and the bullies, it needs to be taken more seriously by parents and healthcare professionals.
Thinking positively during pregnancy? You could be helping your child's ability in maths and science
8 February 2019
Your attitude during pregnancy could have an effect on your child's ability in maths and science, according to a new study published by Frontiers in Psychology today.
Genes for head and brain development involve the guardian of the genome
21 January 2019
Press release republished with permission from the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Teens keep active despite asthma or eczema, study finds
21 January 2019
A fresh look by the University of Bristol at how teenagers are affected by their asthma, eczema or obesity has some reassuring findings published in BMJ Open today (Monday 21 January).
Post-natal depression in dads linked to depression in their teenage daughters
15 January 2019
Fathers as well as mothers can experience post-natal depression, new research has revealed – and it is linked to emotional problems for their teenage daughters.
Childhood body composition may help determine future lung health
11 January 2019
Boys and girls with more muscle mass in childhood and adolescence have higher lung function