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Reduced protection of some sunscreens

Published
Thursday 14th October, 2021
Categories
Health
Science

Some sunscreens offer very limited protection against dangerous sunrays during use and may even be harmful.

Female hiker applying spray-on sunscreen outdoors.

A physicist who revolutionised modern science

Published
Wednesday 13th October, 2021
Categories
Science
Working in the region
Arts & Culture

Light Night Leeds 2021 marks the start of a season of events to honour the work and achievements of physicist Sir William Henry Bragg.

Professor William Henry Bragg with an X-ray spectrometer

Ground-breaking trial cuts pandemic loneliness

Published
Tuesday 12th October, 2021
Categories
Health
Coronavirus
Society & Politics

A simple form of talking therapy reduced loneliness in older people left isolated during the pandemic, initial results of a new study have revealed.

Image of three elderly people being friendly.

Making self-driving cars human-friendly

Published
Tuesday 5th October, 2021
Categories
Technology
Science

Automated vehicles could be made more pedestrian-friendly thanks to new research which could help predict when people will cross the road.

A man wearing virtual reality equipment stands in the University of Leeds' Highly Immersive Kinematic Experimental Research lab

'Think twice' to reduce risk of UK opioid epidemic

Published
Monday 4th October, 2021
Categories
Health
Working in the region
Science

A campaign that urged GPs to ‘think-twice’ before putting a patient on opioid medicines is effective in reducing opioid prescribing in primary care, according to the findings of a major study.

Opioid tablets on a table