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Research shows people who cycle or walk to work are happier

Researchers at the University of East Anglia studied 18,000 commuters. Credit: PA Images

How do you choose to commute to work every day? Well according to a new report, if you cycle or walk, then you are a happier person.

Researchers at the University of East Anglia studied 18,000 commuters dating back over two decades.

They found that people who swapped their cars for bikes or walking, were under less strain and able to concentrate more while in the office, while using public transport also improved their well-being.

Commuters who switch from driving to walking are happier

Data from the 2011 Census shows more than six in 10 commuters use cars or vans to get to work.

Commuters who switch from driving to walking or using public transport are happier, according to scientists.

Researchers from the University of East Anglia in Norwich and the University of Cambridge studied 18 years of data, on almost 18,000, 18-65 year old commuters in Britain.

They found people were less stressed and better-able to concentrate when they ditched their cars.

Data from the 2011 Census shows more than six in 10 commuters use cars or vans to get to work.

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European holiday destinations could become hotspots for dengue fever

Researchers at the University of East Anglia have found some European holiday destinations could become hotspots for dengue fever.

Experts say the risk of the illness, which is spread by mosquitos, could increase due to climate change.

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Cambridge University look for PhD student to work on heat-resistant chocolate bar

Cambridge University look for PhD student for chocolate project. Credit: PA Images

Cambridge University is looking for a PhD student to work on a project to invent a heat-resistant chocolate bar.

The would-be doctor of chocolate will be challenged to come up with new ways to keep the treat solid in warm conditions.

Applicants for the three and a half year post must have a 2:1 undergraduate degree and good maths skills.

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