Health

Young people who play violent video games on a regular basis are particularly susceptible to depression, a new study has revealed. Research by the University of
People who are trying to moderate their food intake are more likely to be drawn to images of food than those who are not, according to a study presented at the British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology's annual conference this we
A new way of presenting research findings is proving popular at the annual conference of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Healt
A mobile phone app designed to support new mothers who are having problems breastfeeding is in development.
A new phone app developed to help new mothers who want to breastfeed but have problems doing so is one of the papers being presented at the British Psychological Society’s Division of Health Psychology annual conference taking place from Wednesday 10 to Friday 12 September in York.
At the British Science Festival today, a team of researchers, led by Professor Marc Jones from Staffordshire University, is explaining why natural environments may have a positive effects on our health and well-being.
Save the date! The Division of Health Psycholog
British Muslim women who wear the hijab could benefit from a more positive body image than those who do not, according to research published in the British Journal of Psy
The extent to which environmental factors influence how people subconsciously select a partner has been highlighted as part of a new study.
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.
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