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Catch me if you can: Study reveals disguises are surprisingly effective

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 15:53
Superficial but deliberate changes in someone’s facial appearance – such as a new hairstyle or complexion - are surprisingly effective in identity deception, new research suggests.
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Expert reaction: Labour Party split

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 14:59
An expert in British politics from the University of York comments on the news that seven MPs have resigned from the Labour Party in protest at Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership.
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University pledges commitment to the local community

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 23:51
The University of York is among 30 institutions to sign the new “Civic University Agreement” - pledging to prioritise the economy and quality of life in the local community.
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One Planet Week: Waste plastic from science labs would fill over 100 bathtubs a year, say researchers

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 00:01
Researchers at the University of York have created a new system for recycling single-use plastics used in some scientific experiments.
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Could theatre be a way forward in communicating conservation messages?

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 10:05
Theatre performances in zoos can be effective in increasing knowledge of important conservation messages, a study at the University of York has revealed.
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Fruit and vegetables important for mental well-being

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 10:00
Consuming more fruit and vegetables can improve your mental well-being, according to a new study.
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Side-effects not fully reported in more than 30% of healthcare reviews

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 00:01
The potential side-effects of health interventions were not fully reported in more than a third of published health study reviews, research at the University of York has shown.
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Expert Reaction: Record number of alcohol-related deaths

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 11:25
The number of alcohol-related deaths has reached a new high, according to the latest figures from NHS Digital.
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Expert Reaction: Record number of alcohol-related deaths

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 11:25
The number of alcohol-related deaths has reached a new high, according to the latest figures from NHS Digital.
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Sustainable housing projects should rely less on resident behaviour to succeed

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 00:01
A new report has shown that sustainable housing developments should rely less on residents adapting their behaviour to achieve environmentally-friendly outcomes, and more on built-in home features.
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E-cigarettes more effective than nicotine replacement therapies

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 10:13
E-cigarettes are almost twice as effective as nicotine replacement treatments, such as patches and gum, at helping smokers to quit, according to a new clinical trial.
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Delays in blood cancer diagnosis could be avoided, study finds

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 09:50
Many patients with lymphoma take longer to be diagnosed than expected, with some thinking these delays could have been avoided, a new report from the University of York has found.
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Presidents disadvantage a country’s economy, new research suggests

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 11:17
New research suggests presidential systems are worse for a country’s economy than parliamentary forms of government.
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Emergency caesareans put new mothers at higher risk of developing postnatal depression, according to new research

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 00:01
A new study has revealed first-time mothers who give birth via unplanned caesarean section are 15% more likely to experience postnatal depression.
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Mental health claimants more than twice as likely to lose their benefits as non-psychiatric claimants

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 00:01
People who are mentally ill are 2.4 times more likely than claimants with non-psychiatric conditions to lose their existing benefits following a Personal Independence Payment (PIP) eligibility assessment, research has found.
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York and Maastricht universities announce major partnership

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 08:56
The University of York and Maastricht University have now concluded the details of an initial £3m investment deal to position their partnership as a strategic response to Brexit and deliver a suite of collaborative joint initiatives.
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Street light switch-off benefits night-time pollinators

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 00:01
Switching off street lights in the middle of the night to save money and energy could have a positive knock-on effect on nocturnal pollinators, according to new research.
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Expert Reaction: January's total lunar eclipse

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 00:01
Host of the astronomy podcast Syzygy comments on what to expect from January's total lunar eclipse.
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Tanzania forest protected as a result of major scientific discoveries

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 00:01
The United Republic of Tanzania has announced it will protect a globally unique forest ecosystem in East Africa, following research that demonstrated it is under threat from illegal activities including tree-cutting for charcoal and the poaching of elephants and other animals.
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New funding available to develop Yorkshire’s bioeconomy

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 09:54
The University of York has been awarded £1.5m to support the growth of Yorkshire businesses that deliver innovative products, processes or services related to renewable, biological resources.
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