Welcome to our news and blogs. Here you’ll find the latest developments and insights from across our four longitudinal studies.
Children conceived through medically assisted reproduction who are born small do just as well in cognitive tests during childhood and adolescence as naturally conceived children who are born a normal weight, finds a new study led by UCL researchers.
Researchers from around the world have been using CLS study data to tackle important questions. Here is a round-up over 40 new pieces of research that we’ve added to the CLS bibliography between October and December 2020.
Data collected from CLS’s four cohort studies will be used to help improve the understanding of the risk factors, symptoms and treatment of the long term effects of COVID-19, in a major new research project announced today.
Information from the NHS about cohort members’ health care and treatment in hospitals has now been linked to two longitudinal cohort studies, which have collected survey data over six decades – the 1958 National Child Development Study (NCDS) and the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70).
Almost a third of 17-year-olds have tried cannabis and one in 10 have tried harder drugs, such as cocaine, ecstasy and ketamine, with similar rates of experimentation regardless of parents’ education level, finds a new study by UCL researchers.
With the whole country in lockdown again, the UCL Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) is conducting another web survey of thousands of cohort study participants, to find out how the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the lives of different generations of people in the UK.
Baby Boomers and Generation X are at the greatest risk of mental ill-health in middle age, finds new research by UCL.
The Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) has redeposited data from the 1958 National Child Development Study (NCDS) 2002-2004 Biomedical Sweep, with most data now available to researchers under the UK Data Service’s standard access arrangements (End User Licence) for the first time.
More than one third of UK teenagers are starting adult life with excess weight (either overweight or obese), and rates are even higher among the poorest, finds a new study led by UCL researchers.
Researchers can now access new information about how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the lives of almost 26,000 cohort study participants.
Researchers from around the world have been using CLS study data to tackle important questions. Here is a round-up over 100 new pieces of research that we’ve added to the CLS bibliography between April and September 2020.
16% of teenagers report high levels of psychological distress at age 17, finds a new study led by UCL researchers based on data collected in 2018-19. The findings also show 24% of young people report self-harming and 7% report self-harming with suicidal intent by age 17.
Professor Emla Fitzsimons and Dr Praveetha Patalay have been awarded the 2020 ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize for their research on children and young people’s mental health.
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