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How Lockdown Affected People’s Sex Lives

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Over 6,500 people took part in the web-panel study, which saw Glasgow academics partner with researchers from University College London and the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen).…

Celebrities are More Protected from Cyberabuse than Ordinary People

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The FINANCIAL —  Celebrities and famous people are seen as more “attractive” which helps to protect them much more than ordinary people when they are cyberabused, new research has revealed,  according to University of Glasgow.…

New COVID-19 study for immunocompromised people

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The FINANCIAL — A new national study is recruiting immunocompromised people to determine their immune response to COVID-19 vaccination over six months.…

People weren’t so lazy back then

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Study comparing 19th- and 21st-century Americans finds a half-hour decline in daily physical activity. Contemporary Americans have access to custom workout routines, fancy gyms, and high-end home equipment like Peloton machines. Even so, when it comes to physical activity, our forebears of two centuries ago beat us by about 30 minutes a day, according to a…

Number of people living with hypertension has doubled to 1.28 billion since 1990

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The FINANCIAL — The number of adults aged 30–79 years with hypertension has increased from 650 million to 1.28 billion in the last thirty years, according to the first comprehensive global analysis of trends in hypertension prevalence, detection, treatment and control, led by Imperial College London and WHO, and published today in The Lancet. Nearly half…

Hearing Loss Could be Cause of depression in Older People

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University of Manchester researchers have discovered that hearing loss may act as a cause of depression in older people. And those in the lowest wealth groups, they found, had up to twice the relative risk of developing depression than those in the highest wealth quintiles, as hearing loss disproportionally affected their quality of life.…

Obscuring the Truth Can Promote Cooperation

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The FINANCIAL — People are more likely to cooperate if they think others are cooperating, too. New research by biologists in the School of Arts & Sciences shows that overstating the true level of cooperation in a society can increase cooperative behavior overall.…

Powerful people are less likely to be understanding when mistakes are made

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Those with power, such as the wealthy are more likely to blame others for having shortcomings and they are also less troubled by reports of inequality, according to recent research from the University of California San Diego’s Rady School of Management.…

Six pandemic profiles identified in study of public’s response to guidance

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The FINANCIAL --  Researchers investigating the public response to official COVID-19 guidance say people can be split into six distinct groups determined by the way they search for, follow and act upon official advice. The profiles have been identified by social scientists at the University of Leeds based on their perception of risk, shared attitudes, values and experiences of the virus. …