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virtual reality compassion
2014-11-17 05:12:20

Self-compassion can be learned using avatars in an immersive virtual reality, finds new research led by UCL. This innovative approach reduced self-criticism and increased self-compassion and feelings of contentment in naturally self-critical individuals.

athlete oral health
2014-10-15 03:00:18

Poor oral health affecting athletes’ general health and performance shows ‘no signs of improvement’ and must be remedied, say a group of UCL-led health experts and sporting bodies.

New Web Privacy System May Revolutionize Surfing Safety
2014-10-08 03:31:31

Researchers have built a new system that protects Internet users' privacy whilst increasing the flexibility for web developers to build web applications that combine data from different web sites, dramatically improving the safety of surfing the web.

2014-10-07 04:22:13

LONDON, October 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New company launched to develop novel treatments centred on an understanding

free sugars
2014-09-17 03:00:14

Sugars in the diet should make up no more than 3% of total energy intake to reduce the significant financial and social burdens of tooth decay, finds new research from UCL and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

sloth
2014-09-12 03:00:31

Today’s sloths might be known as slow, small animals, but their ancestors developed large body sizes at an amazing rate, according to an evolutionary reconstruction published September 10 in BMC Evolutionary Biology.

fat shaming backfires
2014-09-12 06:48:40

Contrary to popular belief, “fat shaming” does not encourage people to eat less and lose weight – in fact, it could have the opposite effect, researchers from the University College London Health Behavior Research Centre report Thursday in the journal Obesity.

dv2051009
2014-08-06 10:40:30

The happiness of over 18,000 people worldwide has been predicted by a mathematical equation developed by researchers at UCL, with results showing that moment-to-moment happiness reflects not just how well things are going, but whether things are going better than expected.

obesity and exercise
2014-07-29 03:30:00

New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) suggests that both higher levels of physical activity and lower levels of sitting in leisure time may be required to substantially reduce the risk of obesity.


Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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