Health

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Telling children of the benefits of healthy food might not be the best way to get them to eat it, a study has indicated.

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Short term, lack of sleep scrambles our mental functioning. Long term, the health consequences can be dire. What's stopping us from getting enough?

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Commissioners of mental health services are to receive guidance to help ensure black and minority ethnic (BME) communities receive adequate suppor

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Concerns that people deemed to be a high risk for cancer will be unnecessarily distressed if they receive false positive diagnoses have been dismissed.

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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.

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Text messages could be a useful means of preventing young people from drinking to excess, new research suggests.

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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.

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Health warnings on cigarette packaging do have an effect on the behaviour of smokers, according to a new study

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The summer holiday season is here, so it is time to revisit a piece of research presented at our 2012 Annual Conference.

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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.

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People's eating habits can be influenced by nutritional labels, new research has found.

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Plain packaging for cigarettes moved a step closer when draft regulations for how it would work in practice were released by government ministers yesterday.

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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.

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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.

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Carers overestimate the anxiety levels of the stroke survivors they care for.

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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.

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The spread of super-resistant bacteria means the science of hand-washing behaviour has become a serious business.

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Women should not fret about their body shape in the months after birth, a new government-backed report has said.

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A recent study that hit the headlines suggested that trying to sleep in overly bright bedrooms could be leading to rising obesity in women.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Another study has found a link between a stay in an intensive care unit and patients developing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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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.

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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.

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