Chimpanzees and orangutans can experience a mid-life crisis just like humans, a study suggests. This is the finding from a new study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, that set out to test the theory that the pattern of human well-being over a lifespan might have evolved in the common ancestors of humans and great apes.
Lessons Today's Banks Should Take from Great Depression Chicago
LONDON, 24 May 2016: New research from the University of Warwick serves as a warning to banks not to over invest in mortgages. The study was conducted by Dr Natacha Postel-Vinay who examined the state of banks in 1920s Chicago, the city which had the highest urban bank failure rate in the Great Depression.
Bereaved Parents Should Be Given Full Details About How to Reduce Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Risk
A new study indicates that health professionals should tell bereaved parents about what they could have done to reduce the risk of the sudden death of their baby. The University of Warwick research, funded by The National Institute of Health Research (NIHR), is thought to be the first of its kind in the UK and contradicts the current practice of many paediatricians who don't discuss risk factors for fear of causing grieving mothers and fathers additional upset.
Breast Cancer Detection Rates of Mammogram Readers Don't Decline over Time
A new study has found there is no decline over time in the accuracy of medical staff who analyse mammogram scans for indications of breast cancer. Research conducted at the University of Warwick investigated whether detection rates dropped towards the end of each batch of mammogram readings.
Selection Pressures Push Plants over Adaption Cliff
New simulations by researchers at the University of Warwick and UCL's Institute of Archaeology of plant evolution over the last 3000 years have revealed an unexpected limit to how far useful crops can be pushed to adapt before they suffer population collapse. The result has significant implications for how growers, breeders and scientists help agriculture and horticulture respond to quickening climate change.
Quality Time Rather Than Study Time Improves Teens' Educational Aspirations
Teenagers who spend quality time with their parents are more likely to want to further their studies, according to research from the University of Warwick. Researchers found that adolescents who take part in cultural activities with their mother and father were more likely to aspire to continue their studies post-16 than those who didn't. This is compared to even those who attended homework clubs or participated in extra-curricular activities.
Parents Think Life Quality Is Worse for Teens And Adults Born Very Premature
Parents of very premature babies are more worried about their grown up children's lives than mothers and fathers whose babies were born full term. And the same new study indicates that those born very premature agree with their parents.
New Report Reveals Hundreds Still Dying in Detention
An ongoing culture of secrecy, poor access to specialist mental health services and a lack of high quality independent investigations has contributed to hundreds of non-natural deaths in detention, according to a new report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Children Born Prematurely Are Disadvantaged at School And into Adulthood but Delaying School Entry May Not Be the Answer
Children born before 34 weeks gestation have poorer reading and maths skills than those born at full term, and the difficulties they experience at school continue to have effects into adulthood: by the age of 42, adults who were born prematurely have lower incomes and are less likely to own their own home than those born at full term.