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Researchers want video game loot boxes to be recognised as gambling

University of York academics contributed to a House of Commons report calling for video game loot boxes to be regulated under gambling law and to stop selling them to young people.
high school maths, quantative linguistics

Understanding and producing words with high-school maths

Professor R. Harald Baayen, Quantitative Linguistics, University of Tübingen, explains how we can understand and produce words with high-school maths.
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Unsatisfied mothers talk more to their baby boys

Researchers at the University of Cambridge found that unsatisfied mothers having a difficult time with their male partners talk more to their babies, only if the child is a boy.
UK children unhappy, childhood report

Childhood report: One quarter of a million UK children unhappy

Almost a quarter of a million UK children are unhappy, according to a new report by the University of York and The Children’s Society.
rohingya children, ethnic cleansing

Rohingya children: A ‘lost generation’ in Bangladesh

Two years after an ethnic cleansing forced around 700,000 Rohingya to flee Myanmar for Bangladesh, where Rohingya children are still living in camps.
haemophilia bleeds, NHS england

Drug to stop Haemophilia bleeds available on the NHS

NHS England will fund treatment for thousands of people with severe Haemophilia, which will lessen the risk of life-threatening Haemophilia bleeds and reduce treatment time.
indefinite immigration detention, migrant children

US announces indefinite immigration detention for children

A Trump administration final regulation announced could result in severe harm to migrant children who may be held in indefinite immigration detention in the United States.
immunised against mmr

An estimated 1 in 7 five-year-olds are not immunised against MMR

Parents of primary school starters urged to check immunisation records after Public Health England (PHE) warns that 1 in 7 five-year-olds may not be fully immunised against MMR.
mental health in children

Multi-million-pound investment to support mental health in children

£3.3 million is being spent to expand 23 local projects to help support mental health in children and young people.
anti vaccination movement, measles

UK government acts to stop anti-vaccination movement

PM Johnson wants to improve vaccination uptake after more than 230 cases of measles were reported in the UK due to the anti-vaccination movement.
early childhood eating habits, teenage eating disorders

Early childhood eating habits connected to teenage eating disorders

UCL researchers identified that overeating, undereating and ‘fussiness’ in early childhood eating habits can be linked to anorexia and binge-eating in adolescence, and the risk is greater for girls.
social media cyberbullying, sleep deprivation

Social media: Cyberbullying, sleep deprivation and lack of exercise

UCL led new research uncovering the status of teenage mental health in relation to social media, cyberbullying, sleep deprivation, and lack of exercise.
mental health pressures, NHS psychologist, social media

NHS: “Likes and comments to blame for mental health pressures”

In new research, an NHS psychologist describes the instant gratification and mental health pressures of social media on young people.
special guardianship orders, child services

Special Guardianship Orders: What happens to the foster money?

Victoria Syvret, family law solicitor, explains what the Special Guardianship Order system is like in the UK and things that people don't realise about the financial situation.
new divorce laws, aaron & partners

What is the impact of the new divorce laws?

Victoria Syvret explains the real-world legal impact of the UK's new divorce laws, reflecting on the flaws of how divorces happened before the change.
preventing cancer

Preventing cancer: A whole-of-society, whole-of-government approach

World Cancer Research Fund’s Policy & Public Affairs Manager, Fiona Sing, outlines what governments and society should be doing to prevent cancer and other non-communicable diseases.
behaviour problems, prenatal parental stress

Prenatal parental stress linked to behaviour problems in toddlers

New research reveals that expecting parents having emotional struggles is a sign of future emotion and behaviour problems in their 2-year-olds.
lower blood cholesterol, saturated fats

Report confirms less saturated fat will lower blood cholesterol

A report published by Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition on the role of saturated fats and health concludes there's no need to change current advice to help lower blood cholesterol.
link to leukaemia, children with down's syndrome

Genetic link to leukaemia in children with Down’s syndrome

Researchers at the University of Oxford have found that there is a gene link to leukaemia, already present in children with Down's syndrome.
children in conflict, list of shame

New UN ‘List of Shame’ does not cover children in conflict

The United Nations secretary-general omitted countries responsible for grave violations against children in conflict in his new “list of shame”.

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