You can learn to be happy: UK’s first Science of Happiness course gives students conclusive mental health boost 29 March 2021 A university course aimed at teaching students how to improve their mental health has a discernable increase in mental wellbeing, new research reveals.
- Risk-takers predisposed to smoking and e-cigarette use, new study suggests 29 March 2021 Research by the University of Bristol has found that the association between smoking and e-cigarette use could be explained by a broader genetic susceptibility to risk-taking.
- You can learn to be happy: UK’s first Science of Happiness course gives students conclusive mental health boost 29 March 2021 A university course aimed at teaching students how to improve their mental health has a discernable increase in mental wellbeing, new research reveals.
- Embed Germ Defence behaviours at home to reduce virus spread now and in the future 26 February 2021 As COVID-19 vaccines are rolled out, a roadmap for unlocking Britain is announced, new research which looked at data from over 28,000 users of the website 'Germ Defence' since May 2020 highlights the continued, critical importance of breaking chains of virus transmission within our homes.
- Global taskforce set to demystify and overcome vaccine hesitancy amid COVID-19 pandemic 19 February 2021 International experts are joining forces to combat vaccine hesitancy by tackling its root cause – misinformation – and arming key influencers with the facts.
- UK public supports usage of tracking technology and immunity passports in global pandemic 22 January 2021 New research suggests the majority of people in the UK are willing to use privacy-encroaching tracking technology and support the introduction of ‘immunity passports’ to protect themselves and others in the COVID-19 pandemic.
- New research demonstrates how the best camouflage can be found for an arbitrary environment 21 January 2021 A new method, developed by scientists at the University of Bristol can determine the optimal colouration pattern to cover an object in order to make it as visible or concealed as possible, in any given environment.
- Remote, online support for blood pressure management at home is effective and low-cost 20 January 2021 At-home blood pressure monitoring using a web-based system offering personalised support and linked to a remote healthcare professional can result in better hypertension management than face-to-face consultations, finds a study led by University of Bristol, Oxford and Southampton researchers.
- Global experts urge everyone to talk about COVID-19 vaccines responsibly 7 January 2021 A team of renowned scientific experts has joined forces from across the world to help fight the spread of misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines, which hold the key to beating the deadly pandemic and releasing countries from debilitating lockdown restrictions.
- Spread Germ Defence, not the virus! 25 November 2020 With Covid-19 infections still high and people preparing for Christmas gatherings, it is vitally important to try to reduce the spread of infection in people's homes as this is where infections are now most likely to be transmitted. Research suggests people who follow the advice from Germ Defence are less likely to catch flu or other viruses and less likely to pass it on to members of their household.
- Analysis of Trump’s tweets reveals systematic diversion of the media 10 November 2020 President Donald Trump’s controversial use of social media is widely known and theories abound about its ulterior motives. New research published today in Nature Communications claims to provide the first evidence-based analysis demonstrating the US President’s Twitter account has been routinely deployed to divert attention away from a topic potentially harmful to his reputation, in turn suppressing negative related media coverage.