Welcome to our news and blogs. Here you’ll find the latest developments and insights from across our four longitudinal studies.
Among women with young children, those in low-income households are more likely to exceed recommended levels on alcohol, according to a new study.
Young adults from working class homes are more likely to drink heavily if they smoked during their teenage years, whereas their middle class peers start drinking excessively if they go on to higher education.
The challenges facing first-time parents are examined in a new briefing paper from the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
There is a clear relationship between cognitive ability in childhood and the odds of taking long-term sick leave as an adult, a new study suggests.
Mothers who drink one or two units of alcohol a week during pregnancy do not increase the risks that their child will go on to experience developmental problems, research based on the Millennium Cohort Study has concluded.
A ‘tough love’ parenting style is the most effective approach to preventing teenagers from binge drinking, a new study claims
Research using Millennium Cohort Study data has shown that breastfeeding leads not only to healthier babies, but also brighter children.
Research based on the Millennium Cohort Study looks at how much a child’s physical activity can be predicted by parental income and education, health behaviours and parents playing with them.
Scottish seven-year-olds are the most physically active in the UK, new research suggests.
Childhood may not offer the freedom that it once did but most seven-year-olds in Northern Ireland are enjoying their lives. Their parents are generally content too, a major study suggests.
Newly-published research from the National Child Development Study shows that girls are more likely to become pregnant at an early age if they were not breast-fed, moved house frequently, or had a father who was absent or uninvolved in parenting.
Women who smoke during pregnancy run the risk of adversely affecting their children’s co-ordination and physical control, according to a Swedish study using NCDS data.
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