Have you ever wondered how your food choices affect the environment? Fancy exploring data on nutrition and greenhouse gas emissions and coming up with new ideas for changing food choices? Come along to the next GGDOT Hacknight in Manchester on Thursday 20th September.
Author: Neil Dymond-Green
Many people seem to think that cycling in this country is a particularly dangerous thing to do. They may not know that the UK has almost the lowest death rates for car drivers worldwide, so everything else is bound to be higher, as Jenny Mindell explores.
Dr Jana Ross, Dr Bethany Waterhouse-Bradley and Professor Cherie Armour of the Northern Ireland Veterans’ Health and Wellbeing Study explore the public’s attitudes toward the Armed Forces Covenant.
Millions of people combine work with caring responsibilities – looking after an older relative, a disabled child or a partner, for example. But what are the effects on the health of those who do this? Using data from the UK Household Longitudinal Study (UKHLS) also known as Understanding Society, Rebecca Lacey and colleagues from the ESRC International Centre for Lifecourse Studies at UCL have found that younger women and those who juggle working and caring are at higher risk of being obese.
The Children’s Society’s and Barnardo’s have been working with researchers on the Understanding Society survey to explore what issues affecting children at ages 10-11 were most strongly linked to later mental ill health at 14-15 years old.
James Scott and Christine Woods, both Senior User Support and Training Officers (Secure Access Training) at the UK Data Service, introduce us to the Safe Data Access Professionals (SDAP) Working Group and the work they are doing to professionalise the roles of those working in Safe Settings. What is the SDAP Working Group and […]
Panos Demakakos from UCL explores how childhood upbringing is related to health issues in later life. A bit of a background After years of epidemiological and ageing research, I have reached a fundamental conclusion: it is impossible to gain a good understanding of complex phenomena such as the ageing process or the development of chronic disease […]