250 years ago, over one-fifth of Londoners had contracted syphilis by their 35th birthday, historians have calculated.
July 6, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: epidemiology history london
A major experiment introducing proactive policing to Underground platforms finds that short bursts of patrolling create a “phantom effect”: 97% of the resulting crime reduction was during periods when police weren’t actually present.
Jan. 16, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: crime policing london criminology
Children who regularly walk or cycle to school are less likely to be overweight or obese than those who travel by car or public transport, a new study suggests.
May 20, 2019 • ~4 min
Tags: spotlight-on-public-health public-health obesity physical-activity london
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