Cardiff University

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HIV drug research in Wales to cut infection risk

<b>A new study into a "game-changing" drugs to prevent HIV infections hopes to pinpoint ways to make them even more effective.</b><p>The drugs - known as PrEP - have been proven to reduce the chance of acquiring an HIV infection by 86%.<p>Nearly 400 people have been taking part in a three-year trial of the …

Cardiff University

Regular exercise 'best for mental health'

<b>Regular physical activity lasting 45 minutes three to five times a week can reduce poor mental health - but doing more than that is not always beneficial, a large US study suggests.</b><p>A total of 1.2 million people reported their activity levels for a month and rated their mental wellbeing.<p>People who …

Mental Health

How ancient cultures explained comets and meteors

Comets and meteors have fascinated the human race since they were first spotted in the night sky. But without science and space exploration to aid …

Ancient History

July was the third hottest ever and this is the evidence that scorching summers will become the norm

With sizzling temperatures and non-stop sunshine, it's perhaps no surprise that new figures show that this July was one of the hottest on record.<p>New …

Climate Change

Green walls improve living conditions in Nigeria

In the Cardiff study, the team adopted a ‘responsible innovation approach’ by jointly developing appropriate green wall technology with the community …

Prototypes

Pupils' university access success 'depends on school'

<b>There are significant differences between schools as to whether pupils with the same grades go to university, researchers have found.</b><p>The variations remained even when the researchers factored in whether pupils were from a poorer background or the school was in a disadvantaged area.<p>Cardiff …

Higher Education

Father's genes affect how much care and attention a mother will give her child

A father's genes are not just a blueprint for growth, according to the latest research.<p>Paternal genes may also influence a woman's mood during …

Pregnancy

No ‘silver bullet solution’ for future of hyperlocals, says report

Journalist praises work of recently-founded trade body

London School of Economics

As we suffer in the heatwave and Greece burns, the Tories are signing off a fracking bill that is laughable

In Greece, the death count may reach triple figures. Wildfires have melted cars, wiped villages off the map and decimated families.<p>In Japan, a …

Fracking

Health claims on cereal packets are 'misleading' 

Parents are being misled by health claims on boxes of children’s cereals, say researchers.<p>Nutritional information showing how much sugar and calories …

Nutrition

Over-full bowls on cereal packaging fuel childhood obesity, says study

Breakfast cereal makers are fuelling obesity by over-filling the bowls pictured on packets, say researchers.The “grossly misleading” images encourage …

Research

Ocean acidification to hit levels not seen in 14 million years

New research led by Cardiff University has shown that under a 'business-as-usual' scenario of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, ocean acidification is …

Climate Change

Safety controls on food imports at risk from no-deal Brexit, says report

Ministers are considering plans to suspend food safety controls in the event of a no-deal Brexit to prevent perishable goods being delayed at the border, a report has claimed.<p>The academics who wrote the report said they were told by a government adviser that this option was being considered as …

Exports

Food safety controls could be SUSPENDED to prevent delays in no deal Brexit

Food safety controls could be suspended at UK borders if Britain crashes out of the EU without a deal.<p>It would prevent perishable goods being delayed …

Great Britain

Most employees can work smarter, given the chance

More than half (58 percent) of employees in Britain can identify changes at work which would make them more productive, a research team drawn from …

Cardiff University

Young people who frequently argue with their parents are better citizens, research finds

• Girls are nearly twice as likely to have arguments with both their mother and father over their clothes;<br>• Girls are more likely to have arguments with …

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Smacking 'no more effective' than other discipline methods

Smacking and other forms of physical punishment is no more effective than other forms of discipline of children, says a new report.<p>Wales Centre for …

Orangutans have been adapting to humans for 70,000 years – this is what it means for conservation

If you are very lucky you might have seen an orangutan in the wild. Most people have only seen them on television. In either case the animal was …

Listening to employees' ideas could solve UK's productivity slowdown

Whether we work or not, the nation’s productivity – that is, the total amount of output produced per unit of input – affects us all. It is the main …

Employment

Is heading a football bad for your health?

<b>Headed goals by Harry Kane and Harry Maguire were among those which propelled England to their best World Cup performance since 1990.</b><p>But can repetitive heading cause damage to the brain and lead to long-term health problems?<p>A new study of 300 former professional players aims to answer the …

Gender inequality remains 'stubborn feature' of Welsh life

A report examining the Welsh Government's gender equality policies found that, while much has been achieved in Wales, gender inequality remains a …

Compound in goji berries could treat two deadly tropical diseases

A compound in trendy goji berries could treat two deadly tropical diseases, new research suggests.<p>Known as 7-keto-sempervirol, the compound attacks …

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Wimbledon 2018: How does Hawk-eye work?

How accurate is it? And how does it work? All your questions answered<p>In or out? It’s one of the most important questions that’ll be asked during this …

Panda protection creates billions of dollars

A schoolteacher in Weixin county, Yunnan province, has been detained on suspicion of sexually assaulting six children, according to the county governm …

Welsh Government warned of pressures to make taxes less "fair"

There will be no simple way to increase income tax revenue using Wales’ new devolved tax powers, according to a new report by Cardiff University …

Tax talk: Time to think outside the box?

<b>Reports without recommendations are sometimes the best. They don't come with an agenda and when facts speak for themselves you can come to your own conclusions.</b><p>There's an excellent example of this published today, produced by the significant brains at the Wales Governance Centre for the Wales …

Orangutan study offers hope for conservation efforts

The evolution of the orangutan has been more heavily influenced by humans than was previously thought, new research suggests.<p>A team of scientists …

Biodiversity

Orangutan study offers hope for conservation efforts

The evolution of the ape has been heavily influenced by humans, scientists found.

Use A&E patient data to tackle knife attacks, says crime expert

London “urgently needs” to use data on knife injuries collected in the capital’s accident and emergency departments to help police target violent …

Cancer trial drugs offer hope of reversing genetic form of autism

Scientists have discovered a possible treatment to reverse a genetic form of autism – by using cancer drugs.<p>A team of researchers have discovered …

Autism