Recent research shows that woman are 25 times more likely to die from lung cancer than their non-smoking friends. Starting earlier and smoking more cigarettes have been blamed on the considerable increase in risk for lung cancer in women. Their risk has now become the same as that for men. The study, reported in the […]
By Peter Kinderman Professor of Clinical Psychology The forthcoming edition of an American psychiatric manual (DSM-5) will increase the number of people in the general population diagnosed with a mental illness – but what they need is help and understanding, not labels and medication. Many people experience a profound and long-lasting grieving process following the […]
Smokers who successfully quit feel less anxious afterwards – despite the belief that smoking relieves stress, researchers say. The British Journal of Psychiatry study followed nearly 500 smokers attending NHS hypnotherapy for Stop Smoking clinics in England. It found a “significant” decrease in anxiety levels among the 68 smokers who had quit after six months. […]
Losing weight in 2013 is a common New Year’s resolution, but experts say that few of them take the necessary steps to accomplish their goal.
But research shows that following a few rules can you change your lifestyle and lose weight:
Many genes may be involved in influencing how much we drink Scientists believe some people have a gene that hard-wires them for binge drinking by boosting levels of a happy brain chemical triggered by alcohol. The King’s College London team found animals lacking the gene had far less desire for alcohol than those with it. […]
The Daily Mail reported that Millions of people around the world suffer from a self-mutilating and often painful addiction to biting their nails, which can be harder to quit than smoking cigarettes, but is often overlooked as a relatively benign habit. Medical experts are now taking a closer look at the addiction and have decided […]
Good news! Middle age doesn’t begin until 55… or 54 years and 347 days to be exact! This is according to a recent survey published by the BBC, in which many of the participants felt that middle age was only a state of mind anyway, and the research suggests that an active state of mind […]
Research from the Henry Ford Center for Sleep Disorders found that there was a strong link between being able to fall asleep (primary insomnia) and/or waking up in the middle the night (middle insomnia), and severity of high blood pressure.
Nearly half of cancers (over 130,000) diagnosed in the UK each year are caused by avoidable life choices including smoking, drinking and diet, research reveals. Smoking is the biggest culprit, causing 23% of cases in men and 15.6% in women, says the Cancer Research UK report. This is followed in men by a lack of […]
Research shows dieting affects the way your brain works and hormone changes encourage you to eat and store even more fat. It shows that in most cases dieters put on more weight than they lose. There is a huge amount of scientific evidence that points to a demoralising fact for the 25 per cent of […]