Time spent alone during the pandemic led to positive effects on well-being across all...

Time spent alone during the pandemic led to positive effects on well-being across all ages, new research has found. The study of more than 2000...

Pioneering research reveals powerful lure of gambling adverts on social media to children

A new report has exposed how children and young people are vulnerable to the growing popularity of gambling adverts on social media, prompting calls...

People suffering from loneliness make more GP visits, study shows

Research has shed light on the links between loneliness and the demand for primary health care services such as GP appointments. The findings, which have...

£875m investment needed in public sports and leisure facilities to tackle health inequalities

Ahead of this week’s Spending Review, the LGA is calling for the Government to invest £875 million in leisure facilities, pitches, and parks to...

Unplanned pregnancies nearly doubled during lockdown

There were nearly twice as many unplanned pregnancies during the first lockdown compared to before, finds a major study The study, published today in BMJ...

Large-scale study reveals scale of debt crisis among low-income households

A large-scale study of households on low incomes has revealed the extent of the debt crisis hanging over the UK’s poorest families as the...

Social disadvantage in the UK has a lasting impact on childhood asthma

Children experiencing social disadvantage in their first few years of life have a greatly increased risk of asthma persisting into adulthood. These are the findings...

Lockdown wellbeing: children who spent more time in nature fared best

Children from less affluent backgrounds are likely to have found COVID-19 lockdowns more challenging to their mental health because they experienced a lower connection...

More money for eating out, a higher personal grooming budget and a Netflix subscription-How...

More money for eating out, a higher personal grooming budget and the inclusion of a Netflix subscription are among the changes to the Pensions...

Life expectancy declining in many English communities even before pandemic

Figures out today show life expectancy was declining in many communities in England even before the pandemic. The study by Imperial College London found communities...