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Personality traits in teenage years influence smoking habits in later life, research suggests

24 March 2015

Conscientious teenagers are less likely to smoke when they become adults, new research has concluded.

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Counting the true cost of childhood psychological problems in adult life

16 March 2015

The long-term impact of poor childhood mental health is believed to be costing the UK a total of £550 billion in lost earnings.

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Childhood adversity linked to higher risk of early death, new findings suggest

2 September 2013

Traumatic childhood experiences are linked to an increased risk of early death, according to new research using data from the 1958 National Child Development Study. Researchers at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research, in collaboration with the ESRC International Centre for Lifecourse Studies in Society and Health at University College London, analysed information […]

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Boys with absent fathers become fathers themselves at a young age

7 September 2011

If a boy’s father is absent when he’s a child, he is more likely to become a father himself at a young age, a new study suggests

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New research dispels myths surrounding single-sex schooling

19 September 2006

A study of people now in their 40s has revealed that those who went to single-sex schools were more likely to study subjects not traditionally associated with their gender than those who went to co-educational schools.

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Press release: Children from ex-partners do not spoil future relationships

18 July 2005

Having children from a previous partner does not affect the stability of future relationships, according to new research from the Institute of Education.

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