Health

Highlighting the social consequences of binge drinking could help to tackle alcohol abuse among students, a new report has argued.
The cognitive cost or benefit of booze depends on your genes, suggests a new study which uses a unique longitudinal data set.
Research presented at the 2012 Annual Conference of our Division of Occupational Psychology (DOP) has been quoted in a new cross-party report.
Healthcare professionals working with children aged between 5 and 11 now have access to a range of brand new e-learning materials through the Healthy Child Programme (0-18), putting the latest quality assured training right at their fingertips.
On World Health Day (7 April) the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (EFPA) highlighted the role of behaviour in health.
A child's immune system can be negatively affected if they are brought up in a stressful environment, a new study has revealed.
The BBC has been showcasing the latest work of chartered psychologist, BPS member and health expert Professor Jane Ogden as she offered parents tips on how to get their kids t
The launch of a clinical commissioning guide on weight loss services today (20 March) has been welcomed by experts across several disciplines. The guidance has been developed through a process accredited by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
The fourth broadcast in the Psychology FM series, which looks at health psychology and sport and exercise psychology, will go out at 11am on Wednesday 19 March.
Children who experience stress are likely to face health problems in their lives, according to new research.
Women who regularly use Facebook may be at risk of becoming dissatisfied with their bodies and even developing eating disorders, according to new research.
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.
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