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Allotment soil is safer than national guidelines suggest

Allotment soil is safer than national guidelines suggest

Press releases   •   Jul 03, 2019 10:09 BST

With the rise in popularity of people growing their own fruit and vegetables, it may be surprising to know that many urban allotments have soil with lead levels above UK guidance values. However, new research from Northumbria University suggests that the national soil guidance should be revised as it does not accurately recognise how lead is stored in the soil and transfers to vegetables.

Is being a night owl bad for your health?

Is being a night owl bad for your health?

Press releases   •   Nov 30, 2018 12:35 GMT

Night owls may have a higher risk of suffering from heart disease and type 2 diabetes than early risers. In the first ever international review of studies analysing whether being an early riser or a night owl can influence your health, researchers have uncovered a growing body of evidence indicating an increased risk of ill health in people with an evening preference.

Research reveals new benefits of school holiday clubs

Research reveals new benefits of school holiday clubs

Press releases   •   Jul 27, 2018 09:17 BST

With the Government’s announcement today (27 July) of a £2 million fund to provide holiday activities for children, newly-published research from Northumbria University, Newcastle has revealed that holiday clubs provide many more benefits for both children and parents than previously believed.

Inquiry into why children are going hungry

Inquiry into why children are going hungry

Press releases   •   Mar 03, 2017 16:04 GMT

Experts on children’s holiday hunger from the Healthy Living Research Lab at Northumbria University, Newcastle have been asked to present to a group of MPs who are leading an inquiry into the issue.