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Could British food be radically better?

British shoppers will be able to buy environmentally friendly, healthy and affordable food under plans for a radical shake-up of the UK’s food industry. As one of the first steps, […]

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UK drug deaths continue to rise – time for action

Impact Photography/Shutterstock Ian Hamilton, University of York and Alex Stevens, University of Kent Every year since 2013, the UK’s Office for National Statistics has reported an increase in drug-related deaths […]

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There is no great salt debate: we should be consuming less

Jiri Hera/Shutterstock Feng He, Queen Mary University of London The human body needs a tiny amount of sodium to function properly and this is typically found in salt (sodium chloride). […]

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What ‘The Lion King’ teaches us about children’s grief

It’s important to help children understand that death is part of life. Here, the father, Mufasa, voiced by James Earl Jones, and his son, Simba, voiced by JD McCrary, in […]

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I sent my DNA to Norway for personalised nutrition advice, what I discovered made me rethink my diet completely

shutterstock Barbara J Stewart-Knox, University of Bradford Personalised nutrition, where your DNA tells you what to eat and what not to eat, is gaining momentum. And for those with money […]

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Finding signs of happiness in chickens could help us understand their lives in captivity

Hurricanehank/Shutterstock Mary Baxter, Queen’s University Belfast When animal welfare campaigner Ruth Harrison published a book in 1964 called Animal Machines, there was a public outcry. Her vivid descriptions of post-war […]

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Why are school lunches still so unhealthy?

Do you know what your child is eating at school? shutterstock Kelly Rose, Teesside University There are more than 91m school children worldwide now defined as living with obesity – […]

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‘Time travel’ as dementia care is spreading, but the future may be more powerful than the past

jax10289/Shutterstock Kellie Morrissey, Newcastle University and James Hodge, Newcastle University The village of Hogeweyk in The Netherlands has been compared with the Truman Show. It is home to 152 people […]

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How autism can be hidden from society using psychological strategies

shutterstock. Shutterstock/Rawpixel Lucy Anne Livingston, King’s College London; Francesca Happé, King’s College London, and Punit Shah, University of Bath Autism is usually identified by doctors during childhood, but a growing […]

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It will take a lot more than free menstrual pads to end period poverty

Iamnoonmai/Shutterstock.com Dani Barrington, University of Leeds; Emily Wilson, University of Sheffield, and Hazel Barrett, Coventry University All of those who menstruate, wherever they live, experience challenges when managing their period. […]

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