Launching a study into COVID-19 immunity during lockdown10 December 2020How do you learn what level of immunity people develop in the months after a COVID-19 infection? With decades of detailed health data and young, engaged participants, Bristol’s Children of the 90s (CO90s) health study is ideally suited to studying the biology of COVID-19 immunity. Here senior fieldworker Claire Rollings describes the process of launching a new study to find out how Children of the 90s participants are convalescing after COVID-19.
Young people's anxiety levels doubled during first COVID-19 lockdown, says study 24 November 2020The number of young people with anxiety doubled from 13 per cent to 24 per cent, during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown 1, according to new research from the University of Bristol. The study, using Bristol’s Children of the 90s questionnaire data, showed that young people (27-29 years) reported higher levels of anxiety during the early phases of the pandemic in the first national lockdown and this was higher than their parents.
Bristol study completes COVID-19 antibody testing10 November 2020Children of the 90s, a health study based at the University of Bristol, has today published results from a study testing almost 5,000 participants for COVID-19 antibodies. 4.3% reported a positive result, of which a quarter were asymptomatic and did not report any symptoms in previous questionnaires.
Risk of self-harm increases for boys and girls who experience earlier puberty6 October 2020Boys and girls who experience puberty earlier than their peers have an increased risk of self-harm in adolescence, a study funded by the National Institute for Health Research Bristol Biomedical Research Centre (NIHR Bristol BRC) and published in the journal Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences today [Tuesday 6 October] has found.
Anxiety levels doubled in young people following COVID-19 lockdown, says study.19 June 2020Please note this is a preprint, so it is a preliminary piece of research that has not yet been through peer review and has not been published in a scientific journal – so this is early data.
Young people’s anxiety levels have doubled during the COVID-19 pandemic with 24% experiencing anxiety up from 13% in pre-pandemic waves, according to research from the University of Bristol.
Research begins to rapidly understand deadly link between Covid-19 and cardiovascular diseases12 June 2020Improved care for people with heart and circulatory disease suffering from COVID-19 could soon be available after the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) announced support for six flagship research programmes. Researchers from across the UK including the University of Bristol will combine data from hospitals, information about our health and lifestyle, genetic studies, and cutting-edge imaging and artificial intelligence techniques to better understand how the virus affects the heart and circulatory system.
Alcohol use during pregnancy linked to offspring depression21 April 2020Children of mothers who drink alcohol during pregnancy may be at an increased risk of developing depression in late adolescence, according to new University of Bristol research. The study, which used data from 14,541 pregnant mothers in the 1990s, is published in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.
Pupils’ genes cannot accurately predict educational achievement10 March 2020Pupils’ genetic data do not predict their educational outcomes with sufficient accuracy and shouldn’t be used to design a genetically personalised curriculum or tailor teaching, according to a new University of Bristol study. The findings, which compared the genetic scores of 3,500 pupils with their exam results, are published in the journal eLife today (10 March).
Obesity could be linked to a rise in fatty liver disease in young adults16 January 2020One 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.