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.
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