Health

As many as three-quarters of cancer patients with depression are not receiving treatment for their mental health problems, despite research that suggests an integrated treatment programme could improve their quality of life, according to new
Livening up sparse office environments with plants could make employees happier and businesses more profitable, according to a new study from Cardiff University.
Older people could improve their cognitive functions if they regularly engage in hatha yoga, according to a new study.
Regularly eating fruit and vegetables may help people feel engaged and that their life is purposeful and meaningful, a study from the British Journal of H
Obese and overweight people are at a higher risk of acquiring 10 of the most common cancers. Roughly 12,000 cancer cases per year can be blamed on obesity says a study published in The Lancet.
A group of MPs has called for bottles of beer, wines and spirits to carry health warnings to alert people of the risks associated with excessive drinking.
Factors that cause women to experience stress can lead to them putting on weight, a study has found.
Telling children of the benefits of healthy food might not be the best way to get them to eat it, a study has indicated.
Short term, lack of sleep scrambles our mental functioning. Long term, the health consequences can be dire. What's stopping us from getting enough?
Commissioners of mental health services are to receive guidance to help ensure black and minority ethnic (BME) communities receive adequate suppor
Concerns that people deemed to be a high risk for cancer will be unnecessarily distressed if they receive false positive diagnoses have been dismissed.
The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) has launched a consultation asking stakeholders for their views on proposed changes to the standards of proficiency for practitioner psychologists.
Text messages could be a useful means of preventing young people from drinking to excess, new research suggests.
People aged 65 and over who have depression and diabetes could be at a higher risk of early deaths than their counterparts who have the condition without mental illness, according to a new study.
Health warnings on cigarette packaging do have an effect on the behaviour of smokers, according to a new study. 
The summer holiday season is here, so it is time to revisit a piece of research presented at our 2012 Annual Conference.
Updated draft NICE guidance on obesity proposes that very-low-calorie diets should be used more selectively and includes new recommendations on weight loss surgery for people with type 2 diabetes.
People's eating habits can be influenced by nutritional labels, new research has found.
Plain packaging for cigarettes moved a step closer when draft regulations for how it would work in practice were released by government ministers yesterday.
Couples who feel satisfied with their marriage may be more likely to sleep soundly than those who go to bed each night with unresolved issues, a new study has suggested.
Patients who are treated in intensive care units often experience hallucinations and delusions and can be more troubled by memories of them than by memories of real events.
Carers overestimate the anxiety levels of the stroke survivors they care for.
Children as young as five could be resorting to comfort eating as a way of coping with stress, delegates at the European Congress on Obesity in Bulgaria have heard.
The spread of super-resistant bacteria means the science of hand-washing behaviour has become a serious business.
Women should not fret about their body shape in the months after birth, a new government-backed report has said.
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