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Wireless charging, dieting and protecting LGBT rights – Reading in the news Thurs 14 Sept – University of Reading

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Wireless charging, dieting and protecting LGBT rights – Reading in the news Thurs 14 Sept

Release Date 14 September 2017


Weight loss and diets: Coronation Street star Catherine Tyldesley reveals to Mirror readers how she slowly lost five stone through healthy eating and by avoiding fad diets. Prof Ian Givens (Food) explains in the article that people often believe that dairy makes you fat when, in fact, the evidence suggests it doesn't and in some cases it can actually enhance weight loss. The story is also syndicated on Manchester Evening News.

LGBT rights and the UN: Prof Rosa Freedman (Law) has written an article for The Conversation on the what the resignation of the UN's first Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity will mean for the future of protecting human rights of LGBT individuals.

Wireless charging: With Apple revealing that the iPhone X and iPhone 8 will both have wireless charging capabilities The Institution of Mechanical Engineers looks at how soon it will be before this technology is transferred to other sectors, including the automotive industry. Dr Ben Potter (CME) explains that ‘infrastructure and efficiency issues could still limit its roll-out for several years.'

How we can help prevent global warming: Prof Richard Allan's (Met) comments in the Telegraph last week on Hurricane Irma are used in a story by Business Mirror on what people can do to help stop global warming.

Climate change and crop production: Prof Donal O'Sullivan (Crop Production) explains to Crop Production Magazine that this year's drought in April may bring about a potential yield loss this winter. He goes on to say that the industry needs to prepare for future consequences of extreme weather patterns caused by climate change.

How healthy is your diet?: Free personalised online nutritional guidance is being offered by nutritionists as part of a new trial run by the University of Reading. EatWellUK is a new study using a straightforward web application designed and developed at the University of Reading centered on physical activity and food questionnaires, which can evaluate the quality of your dietary intake and generate a personalised nutrition report. Dr Faustina Hwang (Biomedical Engineering) is leading the study. Medical Express covers the news.

Storm Aileen hits Reading: Dr Roger Brugge (Met) explains to GetReading what happened weather wise when Storm Aileen hit Reading.

Cabin crew injured during air turbulence: Two Virgin Australia flight attendants were hospitalised after their Boeing 737 encountered severe air turbulence. The story on The West Australian mentions the study by Prof Paul Williams (Met) which suggests that severe turbulence is expected to triple due to climate change.

Other coverage:

  • Sir David Bell reviews Rory Clements' Corpus for this week's ‘What are you reading' section in Times Higher Education.
  • An update on commercial property news in the Thames Valley region for Commercial Property Register features a section on the outline planning consent to develop phase two of the Thames Valley Science Park.
  • GetReading features a profile on one of the nominees for the Pride of Reading's Young Person of the Year award, which is sponsored by the University.




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