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New research has discovered that, contrary to previous suggestions that mental illnesses such as depression can indicate risk of suicide, such conditions ar
The cognitive damage caused by white matter disease appears to be more widespread than previously thought, according to a study published in the British Psychological Society's Journal of Neuropsychology today. 
Regular dental flossing as a part of healthy oral self-care is improved with a combination of self-efficacy and self-monitoring. This is the finding of a study by researchers at Freie University, Berlin, led by Professor Ralf Schwarzer, that was published in the British Journal of Health Psychology this week.
British soldiers are being forced to work so many hours each week that they could be experiencing harm to their mental health, a new report has found. The document came from the Army Families Federation (AFF), which surveyed 2,587 British soldiers and their relatives online.
Measuring levels of the hormone cortisol in teenage boys could help doctors to predict those that are at risk of developing clinical depression,
People who stop smoking could enjoy a boost to their mental wellbeing and reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, a new study has discovered.
Professor Malcolm MacLachlan from Trinity College Dublin is to receive the American Psychological Association's 2014 International Humanitarian Award for extraordinary humanitarian service and activism.  
A project has been launched that aims to reduce the number of cases of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) experienced by patients who have stayed in hospital intensive care units (ICUs).  
HIV patients who are experiencing low moods may be more likely to engage in risky sexual behaviour than their counterparts with better levels of wellbeing, a new
When reports of people with a history of drug abuse relapsing hit the headlines, a common response is for people to question why they would return to such a life, often after long periods of sobriety.
Giving young people access to music therapy could help them to cope with the pain and mental distress caused by cancer treatment, a new study has indicated.
New research has shown the extent to which night shifts throw the body's circadian rhythms into disarray and could have long-term consequences for people's health.
Questions over the safety of E-cigarettes and whether they help people quit smoking will be discussed in ITV’s Tonight programme ‘The rise of the E-Cigarette’ at 7:30pm.
A new service based in the north-west town of Warrington is aimed at helping people who have experienced a stroke to deal with the psychological consequences.
Schools may be encouraged to put stricter anti-bullying policies in place after a study found that name-calling
A 2007 Foresight Report famously warned that half of the British population could be obese by 2050 if the trend to eat too much and exercise too little continued.
Women's identification with their occupation and their sense of career progression can be undermined by working in male-dominated places, according to new research.
It is a prerequisite of their job that nurses are compassionate and caring towards patients.
A new report from UK think tank the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) has discovered that one in three people across the globe is now overweight or obese.
Consuming the right amount of fruit and vegetables every day is down to planning ahead, effort and motivation. This is the finding of a study by researchers at the Lisbon University Institute published in the British Journal of Health Psychology today.
Official figures have revealed a drop in the obesity rate among English school children. The proportion of primary school children deemed to be overweight and obese has slumped in the last year, official statistics have revealed.
Being in a satisfying relationship appears to correspond with a more positive body image in women, according to a new study. A team at the Tallinn University in Estonia collected data from 256 women between the ages of 20 and 45.
A British Journal of Surgery podcast has touched on the psychological effects on surgeons when things go wrong in the operating theatre.
Chartered Psychologist Dr Maggie Watson has received a lifetime achievement award for her work in research and development of psychosocial care for adult oncology patients from the International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS) this week.
This workshop is based on recent developments in narrative therapy, but will be using examples, methods and techniques drawn directly from clinical practice.
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