Only half of seven-year-old children in the UK achieve the recommended levels of physical activity, MCS data has revealed.
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A CEDAR research projecy looking into commuting patterns of driving versus walking cycling or public transport suggests that improved convenience can promote the uptake of such 'active commuting'.
Not having a set bedtime may disrupt healthy brain development in children, according to a study in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health which draws on ESRC-funded research.
People who voluntarily go missing usually stay close to home, according to new research. Findings from the ESRC-funded project Geographies of Missing People were presented at the 1st International Conference on Missing Children and Adults, held in Southampton this week.
Considerable research on women's experiences of motherhood has been undertaken over the past 30 years, while women's lives and maternity services have changed dramatically. Several ESRC-funded studies have explored factors influencing modern motherhood.
Hard-working fathers in the UK are cutting their long hours, while mothers are working more, research by NatCen Social Research and the University of East Anglia suggests.
People with dementia can still make decisions in their everyday lives, and with support from partners can continue to do so as their condition advances, research from the ESRC suggests.
Building on waves 1 and 2 of the main Understanding Society survey, the first release of health assessment data is now available.
More pressure at work, increased job insecurity and less trust in political institutions are some of the impacts of the recession, according to a new report from the European Social Survey.
New research has established a definite link between the physical condition synaesthesia and the capacity for feeling empathy. Brain scans show that the 'social brain' not directly affected by test stimuli is being activated.