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Quitting smoking is more difficult for those who start early

28 May 2024

People who begin smoking by the age of 16, and have experienced a challenging childhood, are more likely to find it harder to give up than those who started smoking later and had not experienced the same problems.

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Blog: who is at risk of early menopause?

22 March 2024

The age a woman reaches the menopause is strongly influenced by her genes, but our research suggests that non-genetic factors can also play a role.

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Poorest children have worse health and educational outcomes in adolescence

24 March 2023

Generation Z children born into the poorest fifth of families in the UK are 12 times more likely to experience a raft of poor health and educational outcomes by the age of 17 compared to more affluent peers, finds a new report led by UCL researchers.

Healthy longevity in the 21st century: A cross-generational life course perspective

22 March 2023

George Ploubidis gave his Professorial Lecture on 24 May 2023. He explored findings from across several generations suggesting how to delay the onset of chronic illness and promote health and wellbeing.

Introduction to the Millennium Cohort Study

16 March 2023

This short webinar gives first-time users and researchers less familiar with the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) an insight into this unique longitudinal cohort dataset born at the turn of the century.

Introduction to Next Steps: a longitudinal study in England

16 March 2023

This training webinar gives first-time users and researchers less familiar with Next Steps an insight into this unique cohort of ‘millennials’ in England.

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Almost half of young people with long COVID reported lost learning

30 January 2023

Around half of all young people who reported experiencing long COVID felt they had fallen behind their classmates due to the COVID-19 pandemic – with almost three in five saying that they had not caught up with lost learning – according to new research involving UCL.

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NHS admin data now linked to Millennium Cohort Study

7 December 2022

Researchers tracking the experiences of young people born at the turn of the century can now explore a wider range of research questions related to health care and treatment in hospitals, thanks to a new data linkage between NHS Digital and the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS).

The economic and social value of health from childhood to later life

1 December 2021

This project aims to examine the relationship between people’s physical and mental health and their educational and employment prospects, both across the lifecourse and between generations using data from five longitudinal studies.

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Research round-up – April to June 2021

24 August 2021

Researchers from around the world have been using CLS study data to tackle important questions. Here is a round-up of nearly 100 new pieces of research that we’ve added to the CLS bibliography between April and June 2021.

News, Data release

Wave 3 of COVID-19 survey data from five national longitudinal studies now available

11 June 2021

Researchers can now access new information about how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the lives of almost 28,000 cohort study participants during the third national lockdown in February and March.

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