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Charity advises lifestyle change to prevent dementia

The Sheffield Dementia Alliance, responded to a new report by the Lancett Commission, is advising on lifestyle changes that can prevent the incidence of dementia. According to scientists around one third of dementia cases are preventable through improved life choices including continuing education, exercise and addressing middle-aged obesity, high blood pressure and hearing loss. It is estimated that 1.2 million people in England and Wales will be living with dementia by 2040, a 57% increase from 2016 figures largely driven by people living longer. Sheffield Live! reporter Simon Thake spoke to Katherine Mary Horner from Sheffield Dementia Alliance.

Tapton School to be northern hub for science charity IRIS

The Institute for Research in Schools (IRIS) has announced that Tapton School, Sheffield will become their new northern hub. IRIS is a charity which aims to inspire young people’s interest in science and to promote the development of science teachers. School students gain access to top level scientific data and the opportunity to collaborate in real time with scientists around the globe and to develop innovative experimental ideas. Tapton student Miles Soloman made headlines recently when he found an error in NASA data. The school will work with other Sheffield primary schools to help develop their science programmes and to provide opportunities for budding scientists. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!

Sheffield scientists pioneer new method for managing radioactive waste

As World Science Day for Peace and Development highlights science in society, Sheffield Live! investigates new developments in nuclear waste storage. Neil Hyatt, professor of Material Science and Engineering at the University of Sheffield and a recognised authority on radioactive waste management is leading a team developing a new kind of cement to store radio active waste. Azz Mohammed reports.