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Exercise can lead to a more satisfied life, new research finds

4 August 2017

People who exercise regularly are more likely to be satisfied with their lives, according to a new study.

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Baby boomers show deep divisions on the way to retirement

2 August 2017

Substantial numbers of baby boomers, especially lower and middle earners, are expecting to work past state pension age.

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Being on a zero-hours contract is bad for your health, new study reveals  

5 July 2017

Young adults who are employed on zero-hours contracts are less likely to be in good health, and are at higher risk of poor mental health than workers with stable jobs.

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Twentysomethings think hard work doesn’t pay nowadays, new study finds

30 June 2017

Sixty-four per cent of 25-year-olds disagreed or strongly disagreed with the statement that ‘Britain is a place where hard work is rewarded’, suggesting that many twentysomethings do not see Britain as a ‘meritocracy’.

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One in four millennials show signs of poor mental health, study finds

28 June 2017

Psychological problems are on the rise for young adults, with greater numbers reporting poor mental health in their mid-twenties than during adolescence.

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Getting enough sleep could help prevent you from becoming obese, research finds  

26 June 2017

People who get a good night’s sleep are less likely to be overweight or obese, according to a new study.

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Next Steps Age 25 data now available

22 June 2017

Now that the participants have turned 25, this new data will allow researchers to explore how their educational choices, family resources and experiences in adolescence have influenced their life chances so far. The data includes extensive information about cohort members’ lives at this pivotal time.

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Grandparents may have less influence on children’s development than previously thought

31 May 2017

Researchers have failed to find a causal link between children’s development and their relationships with their grandparents.

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The latest version of the 1970 British Cohort Study Activity Histories is now available

25 May 2017

The latest version of the 1970 British Cohort Study: Activity Histories (1986-2013) has now been released at the UK Data Archive.

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Health ‘benefits’ of moderate drinking may be overstated, study finds

22 May 2017

Researchers have called into question the apparent benefits of light alcohol consumption – as well as the supposed ‘risks’ of not drinking – after examining the drinking habits of middle-aged Britons.

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Children who try smoking or drinking early are less well-adjusted

17 May 2017

Eleven-year-olds who have tried cigarettes or alcohol show signs of switching off from school and are more likely to get into trouble, according to findings from the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS).

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Millennium Cohort Study age 14 data now available

5 May 2017

Data from the sixth sweep of the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) at age 14 is now available from the UK Data Service.

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