University College London: News

09 Jul 2021

Research

Severe illness risks, COVID-19 deaths in children very low: Study

The risk of severe illness and death from SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is extremely low in children and teenagers, according to comprehensive analyses of public health data in the UK.

26 Jan 2021

London

Air pollution linked to increased risk of irreversible vision loss

Air pollution is associated with an increased risk of progressive and irreversible sight loss, known as Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), according to a long-term study published in the British Journal of Opthalmology.

Surgical, N95, or cloth: Which mask should you be wearing?

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, experts have repeatedly underlined the importance of physical distancing, frequently washing hands, and wearing face masks or coverings.

31 Oct 2018

India

#HealthBytes: Top 5 food-items to help deal with anxiety

Characterized by continuous worry and nervousness, anxiety is a common psychological problem these days.

13 Sep 2018

Health & Wellness

#HealthBytes: 5 healthy food items that reduce stress

When you're stressed out, you often want to rush for your favorite Mac N' Cheese, or a bucketful of fried chicken, or a bowl of vanilla ice cream. But those are just short-term escapes that'll eventually end up making you fat.

29 Aug 2018

Health & Wellness

#HealthBytes: 5 healthy food items that reduce stress

When you're stressed out, you often want to rush for your favorite Mac N' Cheese, or a bucketful of fried chicken, or a bowl of vanilla ice cream. But those are just short-term escapes that'll eventually end up making you fat.

04 Mar 2018

Oxford

Athletics legend Sir Roger Bannister passes away at 88

Sir Roger Bannister, the first person to run a mile in under four minutes, has passed away at the age of 88.

17 Apr 2017

Health & Wellness

Gin aids in weight loss by increasing metabolism

A study conducted at the University of Sigulda in Latvia claims that Gin aids in burning calories.

13 Dec 2016

DNA

Could vitamin supplements harm you?

Vitamin supplements have over the decades become synonymous with keeping illnesses at bay and prolonged use of antioxidants may even slow-down ageing in humans.

03 Dec 2016

Technology

Computers are not emotionally intelligent? Think again

While popular opinion holds that computers are incapable of being emotionally intelligent, evidence suggests that new technology might already have a higher emotional intelligence (EQ) than human beings.