Posts for Society

Social deprivation linked to changes in eating styles in early childhood

Jonathan Oscar/Shutterstock Alice Kininmonth, University of Leeds; Andrea Smith, UCL, and Clare Llewellyn, UCL Childhood obesity rates are high in the UK, but not all children are affected equally – […]

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Sadfishing: frequently sharing deeply emotional posts online may be a sign of a deeper psychological issue

“Sadfishing” is when a person posts deeply emotional, personal content online in order to get attention or sympathy. Kostsov/Shutterstock Christopher Hand, Glasgow Caledonian University When Kendall Jenner recently shared a […]

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Family sizes are dropping as women now average 1.89 children

Women born in 1973 (the most recent cohort to complete their childbearing in 2018) had on average 1.89 children, unchanged from the previous cohort (women born in 1972). More than […]

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Why ageing should be classified as a disease

Brilliant Eye/Shutterstock Richard Faragher, University of Brighton and Stuart Calimport, Imperial College London Since the time of the ancient Greeks, doctors and philosophers have argued whether ageing is a disease […]

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Running: not so much a liberating hobby as a cult

IR Stone/Shutterstock Carys Egan-Wyer, Lund University Endurance running is in. Fitness enthusiasts and elite runners alike spend their weekends pounding the pavements and bounding through the countryside. They are training […]

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Domestic abuse in 2019 – nothing much changes, alas

Today the Office for National Statistics has released the latest figures on domestic abuse from the Crime Survey for England and Wales, police recorded crime and a number of different […]

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Happy ever over?

The breakdown of a marriage might not be everyone’s dream of happily ever after, but new research shows going through a divorce helps people improve nearly all areas of their […]

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When Halloween became America’s most dangerous holiday

Halloween can also be a time of expression of cultural and social anxieties. AP Photo/Richard Vogel W. Scott Poole, College of Charleston The unquiet spirits, vampires and the omnipresent zombies […]

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National Dog Adoption Day – a chance to do something good

New research from dogsblog.com and Animal Friends Insurance has found that animal rescues are at breaking point in 2019 as more than half (56 per cent) say more dogs than ever […]

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Inequality now extends to people’s DNA

Miners working at Bersham Colliery near Wrexham in Wales, 1960. The National Archives UK/Flickr David Hugh-Jones, University of East Anglia and Abdel Abdellaoui, University of Amsterdam It’s well known that […]

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