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Walking and bicycling to work can reduce risk of severe health issues

November 15th, 2013 by Imperial College London

People who walk to work are around 40% less likely to have diabetes as those who drive, according to a study published in the paper “Active Travel to Work and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in the United Kingdom“. Researchers at Imperial College London and University College London examined how various health indicators related to how people […]

People in India who walk or cycle to work less likely to have high blood pressure, be overweight or diabetic

June 14th, 2013 by Imperial College London

People in India who walk or cycle to work are less likely to be overweight or obese, have diabetes or high blood pressure, a study published by PLOS Medicine has found. The research suggests that encouraging more people to use physically active modes of transport could reduce rates of important risk factors for many chronic […]

Smoking ban legislation linked to reduced childhood asthma hospital admissions in England

January 21st, 2013 by Imperial College London

The introduction of smoke-free legislation in England was immediately followed by a fall in the number of children admitted to hospital with asthma symptoms, a study, published in the journal Pediatrics, has found. NHS statistics analysed by researchers at Imperial College London show a 12.3% fall in admissions for childhood asthma in the first year […]

Health benefits from using a free bus pass

September 21st, 2012 by Imperial College London

Free bus passes for over-60s may be encouraging older people to be more physically active, say the authors of a paper, “The impact of free older persons’ bus pass on active travel and regular walking in England,” published in the American Journal of Public Health. Researchers from Imperial College London reached their conclusion by analysing […]

Renewable energy technologies will generate economic benefits with grid investment starting now

November 7th, 2011 by European Climate Foundation

Power Perspectives 2030, the second phase of the ground-breaking Roadmap 2050 report from the European Climate Foundation, shows the key steps to power sector decarbonisation for the next two decades. The report, launched in Brussels with Philip Lowe, Director General of DG Energy in attendance, shows that while the existing energy policy framework to 2020 […]