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Risk of psychosis from cannabis use lower than originally thought, say scientists

Posted on Thursday 20 April 2017

Scientists at the University of York have shown that the risk of developing psychosis, such as hallucinations, from cannabis use is small compared to the number of total users.


Women's Homelessness in Europe edited by Joanne Bretherton at York's Centre for Housing Policy (CHP) and Paula Mayock of Trinity College, Dublin.
The UK’s hidden homeless: lone women parents most likely to suffer

Posted on Wednesday 19 April 2017

Growing numbers of women in England are experiencing ‘hidden homelessness’ – living in precarious arrangements without privacy or their own legal living space - according to new research.


Dr Peter Hurst, Senior Technologist, working in the BDC’s process development scale-up facility.
European research collaboration to prove feasibility of using starch in energy storage and green catalysis

Posted on Wednesday 19 April 2017

Scientists at the University of York have teamed up with industry partners to turn renewable plant-based resources such as potato starch into a potential energy source for electric cars.


Air pollution can be as bad for wellbeing as partner's death, say York researchers

Posted on Tuesday 18 April 2017

Exposure to Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) can be as bad for people's happiness as bereavement or divorce, according to a study by the University of York.


Expert Reaction: May calls for UK general election

Posted on Tuesday 18 April 2017

UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, has called for a snap general election on 8 June 2017. Professor Martin Smith, Head of the University of York’s Department of Politics, and Senior Lecturer in Politics, Dr Sofia Vasilopoulou react to the news:


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Lord Mayor to declare York the UK’s first Human Rights City

Posted on Tuesday 18 April 2017

A campaign to establish York as the UK’s first Human Rights City - initiated by Professor Paul Gready at the University of York - will culminate with a formal declaration by the Lord Mayor later this month.


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