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July 24, 2008

Research Says Fat Friends and Poor Education Helps People Think Thin

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/research_says_fat/

Research by economists at the University of Warwick, Dartmouth College, and the University of Leuven, finds that people are powerfully but subconsciously influenced by the weight of those around them. Without being aware of it, the researchers believe, human beings keep up with the weight of the Joneses.


April 22, 2008

White kids progress least

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/audio/?podcastItem=childachieve.mp3

Dr Steve Strand from the Warwick Institute of Education talks about his report which shows that white British children from working class backgrounds make the least progress compared to other ethnic groups at secondary school.


April 09, 2008

Pregnancy with diabetes

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/audio/?podcastItem=pregnancydiabetes.mp3

Dr Roger Gadsby from the institute of education at Warwick Medical School talks about a study in to how women with diabetes plan for pregnancy which could have major implications for care in this area.


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