Syphilitic city: One in five Georgian Londoners had syphilis by their mid-30s, study suggests

250 years ago, over one-fifth of Londoners had contracted syphilis by their 35th birthday, historians have calculated.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 6, 2020 ~8 min

Tags:  epidemiology  history  london

Police platform patrols create ‘phantom effect’ that cuts crime in Tube stations

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. 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 16, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: crime policing london criminology

Children who walk to school less likely to be overweight or obese, study suggests

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.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 20, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: spotlight-on-public-health public-health obesity physical-activity london

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