August 2019 news

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Informal approach key to tackling drinking in pregnancy

Health professionals should adopt a conversational approach and focus on building trust when discussing alcohol consumption with pregnant women, midwives have told researchers.


Stirling graduates make national television debut

University of Stirling graduates' documentary about a mixed martial artist is to air on the BBC Scotland channel tonight.

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Banning trophy hunting can have a detrimental impact, experts say

Experts have outlined “compelling evidence” that suggests banning trophy hunting can negatively affect conservation – arguing that unregulated killings are far more prevalent in non-hunting zones.


Warnings on individual cigarettes could reduce smoking

Health warnings printed on individual cigarettes could play a key role in reducing smoking, according to new research from the University of Stirling.

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‘Urgent action’ needed to clean up Scotland’s air further

Further action is required to support efforts to improve the quality of air in Scotland, an analysis led University of Stirling academics has found.

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Older private renters face unique challenges

The UK’s growing number of older private renters face distinct challenges which could worsen the nation’s housing crisis, according to research led by the University of Stirling on behalf of the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE).

Dr Kim McKee led the research

Beaver reintroduction key to solving freshwater biodiversity crisis

Reintroducing beavers to their native habitat is an important step towards solving the freshwater biodiversity crisis, according to experts at the University of Stirling.


Inappropriate housing causing disabled people ‘physical and mental harm’

Leading housing experts are warning that disabled home-seekers are experiencing adverse emotional and mental distress due to a lack of suitable accommodation.

Professor Isobel Anderson, Diane Theakstone, Julia Lawrence

Green qualifies for Triathlon World Champs

University of Stirling triathlete, Sophia Green, is set to take on the world’s best later this month after qualifying for the ITU Junior World Triathlon Grand Final in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Sophia Green running at the World Junior Championships qualifying event in Wales

Evidence-based economics supported by Stirling-backed student initiative

The University of Stirling has joined other higher education institutions in supporting a Scotland-wide initiative to create more opportunities for students interested in a career as an applied economist.

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