Health

Severe depression in chronic pain patients could be prevented by targeting feelings of mental defeat.
The emotional impact of a stroke can be just as devastating as the physical effect it has.
Cardiovascular disease could be triggered by workplace stress, new research has suggested.
NHS staff in Scotland are to be given the opportunity to voice any concerns they have about industry practices through the setting up of a whistleblower hotline.
Our Faculty of the Psychology of Older People launched its new report “Alternatives to Antipsychotic Medication” at Portcullis House, Westminster, yesterday. This is the first in a series of reports on dementia care that the faculty is producing in conjunction with the Dementia Action Alliance.
Unhealthy eating could result in a woman's mood worsening, new research has suggested.
Depression in childhood could be linked to increased risk of heart problems, new research has indicated.
People who are married may overestimate how healthy they really are, new research has shown.
People returning to work following sick leave are to be given more support.
All over the world, in both rich and poor societies, emotions can have an impact on health.
Believing a treatment will work, even if in reality it is entirely inert, can lead to profound beneficial changes.
Many girls have predetermined expectations when it comes to whether or not they will have children later in life.
The British Psychological Society has been quoted several times in the consultation analysis of the Law Commissi
The Society's new accreditation through partnership process received high praise from the University of Derby this week after confirming ongoing accreditation for their online MSc Health Psychology course.
A new campaign to tackle obesity is to involve organisations representing nearly all of the UK's doctors.
This year's Annual Psychology Lecture at the University of Greenwich will look at healthy ageing and how it affects the brain.
The Professional Practice Board’s Practitioner of the Year Award 2012 has gone to Susan Van Scoyoc for her outstanding commitment to professional practice in court and family work, as a researcher, teacher and supervisor, and to the Society and pr
The placebo effect is a wonderful thing. Inert treatments provoke real medical benefits simply by virtue of the patient expecting the intervention to help.
Two psychologists were intereviewed on this morning's editon of the BBC Radio 4 Today programme.
Unhealthy behaviours among adults on low income may be caused by poor mental health.
Many people find exercise adherence difficult after the first few weeks because the fun of something new has worn off, and yet their programme has yet to deliver any tangible changes in terms of body shape and weight.
People with depression and anxiety in London could be set to benefit from exercise and keep-fit sessions thanks to the awarding of Olympic and Para
Pregnant women living in rural areas who take home low wages often experience high levels of stress.
A person's cognitive skills can be impacted when they have a cold, new research has suggested.
Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) are one of the most elegant and powerful research tools available, yet it is increasingly recognised that the archetypal RCT is ill-equipped to evaluate ‘complex’ interventions.
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