Health

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.
Low-earning women may be at greater risk of suffering from high blood pressure, new research has suggested.
A new survey of stroke survivors published in the British Journal of Health Psychology today shows that those with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are less likely to keep to treatment regimes that reduce the risk of a further stroke.
Many women appear to experience memory problems as they go through the menopause - and new research has found these cognitive difficulties to be real issues.
Dr Rob Jenkins, a Chartered Psychologist from the University of Glasgow's School of Psychology, has been selected for membership of the Global Young Academy (GYA).
Hospital appointments are often missed because patients feel the Monday blues.
New research has found people with severe mental health problems may not be getting the care they need for physical conditions.
A person's memory can be adversely affected by exposure to organophosphates, new research has shown.
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