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
If your partner’s undergoing a lower limb amputation (LLA) it is likely sex would be the last thing on your mind. You would, however, be preoccupied with the recovery and wellbeing of your partner or spouse.
Imagine having a miscarriage and keeping it secret because you’d get the blame for your pregnancy loss? We might believe that only happened in the past, but it is a situation faced by countless women every day.
Offering children access to gardening schemes helps to encourage healthier eating habits.
People who attend slimming groups are more likely to read and understand the nutritional information given on food compared with those who are not on a diet.
Many teenagers who are aware they are overweight know they need to shed the pounds but are failing to change their eating habits and are in fact less likely to engage in physical activity.
When the American Medical Association formally recognised obesity as a disease in June 2013, plenty of public health officials were thrilled for the increases in research, treatment, and prevention funding that would presumably arise as a result.
Psychologists are working with Hertfordshire County Council's public health department in an effort to help people be happier and healthier.
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.