Professor Carol Propper: Research evidence suggests that more competition and patient choice has the power to improve outcomes for patients.
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An ESRC-funded study investigating the long-term outcomes of babies being fed on schedule versus on demand has revealed that babies who are fed on demand perform academically better during childhood than their schedule-fed peers.
Taxing unhealthy foods in a bid to persuade people to eat a better diet would be an ineffective way of tackling obesity. A study of inequalities in diet and health concludes that a so-called 'fat tax' would hit the poor hardest while failing to produce any significant health benefits.
Teenagers who read gossip magazines are more likely to engage in unhealthy eating behaviours such as binge eating, skipping meals or making themselves sick after meals, according to an ESRC-funded study.
Public health policies have been hampered by the lack of good research evidence to design and implement effective initiatives. Research by the ESRC-funded Centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement has examined health policy initiatives in Wales.
In an ESRC CASE studentship, psychologist Eleanor Ratcliffe at the University of Surrey is exploring how listening to natural sounds such as birdsong can improve mood and attention after stress or fatigue.
Thirty years after the first reported cases of AIDS, a unique gathering of experts are examining the early response to the epidemic in the lecture series "AIDS @ 30: Three decades of responding to HIV/AIDS".
Seventeen new research projects aimed at improving the lives of the world’s poorest has been given the go-ahead, at a total cost of £7 million. The research awards are part of a joint 'poverty alleviation' research programme from the ESRC and the Department for International Development.
Children who are allowed to play outside in wet weather actually get less exercise than those who are kept indoors, according to ESRC-supported research carried out on primary school pupils.
Intervention to raise poor people's aspirations and expectations is vital to lift them out of poverty and social exclusion, according to ESRC-funded research.