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.
The British culture of the 'stiff upper lip' is preventing early symptoms of cancer being presented.
Mental impairment could be linked to cardiac disease.
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Society member Naomi Norton has received one of the first awards from the Research and Education Bursary Fund funded by the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM).
Yoga could help to combat mild depression, new research has shown.
Eating more fruit and vegetables may make young people calmer, happier and more energetic in their daily life, suggests new research from our British Journal of Health Psychology published this week.
The emotional support people receive within a marriage could play a role in helping them survive for longer.
Loneliness can have a negative impact on a person's immune system, new research has suggested.
The NHS Commissioning Board is recruiting chairs and clinical members to the clinical reference groups for all of the specialised services that it will play a direct r
New research has highlighted the risks associated with depression among people who suffer a stroke.
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