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Why morning sickness is a good thing - Reading in the news Thu 7 Dec

Release Date 07 December 2017

Kimon-Andreas Karatzas on Channel 4 Supershoppers

Here is today’s media round-up.


Food consume-by dates: Dr Kimon-Andreas Karatzas (Food and Nutritional Sciences) was interviewed for Channel 4 show Supershoppers (6 mins 30 secs), exploring how strictly people should follow food use-by dates.

Morning sickness: Reading research published today by Emeritus Professor Phil Lowry (Biological Sciences) shows that morning sickness experienced by pregnant women may be a good sign because it indicates the presence of a hormone that is vital for a healthy pregnancy. The news is reported on Sky News and in the Daily Mail, iNews, the Express and on BBC Radio 2 (1 hr 15 mins 40 secs).

British Museum partnership: Pro-Vice Chancellor Robert Van de Noort spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire (1 hr 48 mins 30 secs) about the partnership between the University and the British Museum to build a new storage facility on University land. Read our news story.

Brexit negotiations: Dr Mark Shanahan (Politics and International Relations) spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire (9 mins 50 secs) about the negotiations over the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland post-Brexit.

Gender and risk: London Loves Business reports on research by Henley Business School suggesting that, although women remain more financially risk-averse than men, the gap is closing. Read Henley’s news story.

Other coverage


  • BBC Radio 2 (1 hr 19 mins 20 secs) referenced Reading research that listening through your right ear helps you remember things
  • HR Magazine quotes Dr Chris Dalton (Henley Business School) on the allegations of money laundering made against Donald Trump’s ex-campaign manager Paul Manafort
  • University Business reports on the strategic collaboration between Henley Business School and EY to provide new degree apprenticeships for UK businesses. Read Henley’s news story
  • Reading research suggesting prosecco is good for our circulation is featured on Rock FM. Read our news story from 2009 here
  • Reading entering the top 100 for Physical Sciences for the first time is reported by BBC Radio Berkshire



Image credit: Still from Channel 4 Supershoppers

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