Health

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.
A recent study that hit the headlines suggested that trying to sleep in overly bright bedrooms could be leading to rising obesity in women.
Maintaining social ties and joining in group activities could help older people to stay healthier for longer, according to new research set to be published next month.
Healthcare officials should pay more attention to mental health problems, because it could reduce people's life expectancy more than smoking can, according to new research
A new study has been launched to investigate whether or not mobile phone use among young people is having a detrimental effect on their brains.
Another study has found a link between a stay in an intensive care unit and patients developing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Ten- to 14-year-olds are less likely to take up smoking if they regularly participate in coached team sports, a new study has revealed.
People who are bullied during childhood could experience health problems later on - but the same is not true for their tormentors, according to new research.
Alison Wadeley from Bath Spa University won the poster prize at last week's British Psychological Society Annual Conference at the ICC in Birmingham. She received it for her research on 'Cognitive correlates of sleepiness and fatigue in sleep-disrupted mothers of children aged under five years'.
A new study has found.that psychological support services could be extremely useful for
If your partner’s undergoing a lower limb amputation (LLA) it is likely sex would be the last thing on your mind. You would, however, be preoccupied with the recovery and wellbeing of your partner or spouse.
Students could be encouraged to drink alcohol at safer levels if a more positive image existed of those who opt to abstain completely, according to new research being presented at the
Imagine having a miscarriage and keeping it secret because you’d get the blame for your pregnancy loss? We might believe that only happened in the past, but it is a situation faced by countless women every day.
Offering children access to gardening schemes helps to encourage healthier eating habits.  
People who attend slimming groups are more likely to read and understand the nutritional information given on food compared with those who are not on a diet.  
When the American Medical Association formally recognised obesity as a disease in June 2013, plenty of public health officials were thrilled for the increases in research, treatment, and prevention funding that would presumably arise as a result.
Psychologists are working with Hertfordshire County Council's public health department in an effort to help people be happier and healthier.
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