All features (health and wellbeing)

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Happy mother and child

Preparing for motherhood

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.

Elderly

A better life with dementia

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.

Caring hands

Feeling the pain of others

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.

Bangladeshi woman

Healthier living: Cardiff or Bangladesh?

A comparison of Bangladeshi women living in Cardiff and in Bangladesh shows poorer health among those living in Cardiff, with considerably more obesity. A less active lifestyle and a more unhealthy diet are the main reasons.

City

Cities sap our powers of concentration

New ESRC- funded research shows that if you live in an isolated rural area you are likely to concentrate better than if you live in a city.

Cows

Safe food in a global system

The challenges of food security, global food systems and our dependence on food imports is explored in a new report based on an ESRC Public Policy Seminar.

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