Health

The Government has launched the consultation on a major review of the sickness benefit system. It will look at how payments for those with drug and alcohol addictions, or obesity problems, might be linked to therapeutic and support services.
Early diagnosis of cancer can save lives, yet so many people wait before reporting important symptoms.
Psychologist Professor Celia Kitzinger (University of York) has, alongside her sister Professor Jenny Kitzinger (University of Cardiff), been awarded an ESRC prize for ‘Outstanding Impact in Society’.
New, preliminary evidence suggests that undergrad drinkers fall into four different, colourful types, each with a particular shift in personality when under the influence.
A video commissioned by the Department of Health to deepen health professionals’ understanding of the psychological aspects of working with women who have experienced female genital mutilation (FGM) is being launched at a professional development
Can psychology research help people who are hoping to break bad habits or form new healthy ones? That is the question under discussion on the second PsychCrunch podcast from the British Psychological Society's Research Digest.
People who need urgent psychological health care in England are receiving inadequate support, says a report published by the Care Quality Commission (
The British Psychological Society believes that if a healthcare organisation is to develop a culture where staff are willing to raise concerns, those staff must have evidence that the organisation is listening and will act on their concerns.
The new Conservative government's legislation plans for the year were unveiled in the Queen's Speech to Parliament in May. The Psychoactive Substances Bill in particular has sparked an interesting and developing debate.
The methods used to alert members of the public in the UK to civil emergencies vary by location. Systems currently used include door knocking, landline phone calls, PA systems, loudhailers and even church bells.
The NHS England Mental Health Taskforce is seeking views from those with lived experience and professional expertise of the sector in an online survey.  
The speed at which we drink alcohol could be influenced by the shape of the glass. And markings on the glass might help us drink more slowly.
Psychologists are to improve online health information on lung cancer after research showed that family members are more likely to search online to encourage loved ones to seek help.  
Health interventions to increase exercise in older people could be more successful if they differentiated between people aged 65 to 79 years old and those over 80 years old.
Loneliness is bad for you. Some experts have even likened it to a kind of disease. What's unclear is how being being lonely leads to these adverse effects on our health.
Psychologists have documented a striking increase in references to alcohol and heavy drinking in the lyrics of UK chart music.
If you are a health psychology practitioner, academic or trainee then our Division of Health Psychology is challenging you to encapsulate the essence of health psychology in an image that you have created, accompanied by 150 words.
This event will be facilitated by Professor Marijn de Bruin and Professor Rob Ruiter.
The interaction between physical and mental health is complex but widely recognised. People with mental health conditions are at higher risk of developing physical illness, have conditions diagnosed later and have significantly higher mortality.
The British Psychological Society has called upon all parties contesting the general election to describe the measures that they would put in place within 100 days of taking office to create an NHS culture that supports positive patient outcomes through building a supportive working environment for all NHS staff.
We're told sitting is the new smoking and that we should consider working at standing desks, or perhaps better still, treadmill desks.
A House of Commons Health Committee report, published today (17 March 2015) says that social care at the end of life should be free to everyone. It also calls for improvements to help record people’s wishes for their last days.
Championing the active role of mental health service users in research and influencing increased access to cognitive behavioural therapies are just two of the topics under discussion in the latest additions to the British Psychological Society's audio interview series.
Syndicate content