Long term effects of childhood bullying

Childhood bullying shown to increase likelihood of psychotic experiences in later life New research has shown that being exposed to bullying during childhood will lead to an increased risk of psychotic experiences in adulthood, regardless of whether they are victims or perpetrators.…


Cochrane reviews summary – A new article type in PHC R&D

From April 2013, Primary Health Care and Research Development, has introduced a new article type: the summary review of evidence. The journal has collaborated with the Cochrane Nursing Group in Australia to provide summaries of evidence based on Cochrane Reviews that will be of relevance to the discipline of academic primary care across all the professions.…


Is the ladette culture resulting in more women with broken noses?

The word “ladette”, defined by the Oxford Dictionary as “a young woman who behaves in a boisterous, assertive or crude manner and engages in heavy drinking sessions”, and the related culture of alcohol-fuelled anti-social behaviour has been quoted as being on the rise in the UK.…


Improving mood with the right food

The December Nutrition Society Paper of the Month is from Nutrition Research Reviews and is entitled ‘Food-derived serotonergic modulators: effects on mood and cognition’ Food is a primary requirement to live.…


Study challenges soil testing for potassium and the fertilizer value of potassium chloride

In the chemical age of agriculture that began in the 1960s, potassium chloride (KCl), the common salt often referred to as potash, is widely used as a major fertilizer in the Corn Belt without regard to the huge soil reserves that were once recognized for their fundamental importance to soil fertility.…


Pupils choose grab-and-go foods at schools

New research from nutrition experts at the University of Sheffield has revealed that sandwiches, pizza and puddings are the most popular dishes with pupils.…


Nudge children to eat more vegetables

The November Nutrition Society Paper of the Month is from Public Health Nutrition and is entitled ‘Vegetable variety: an effective strategy to increase vegetable choice in children’ Do you remember the last time you were at a buffet and regretted not trying everything?…


Obese women alter diets in response to additional calories from soft drinks

Obese women voluntarily reduce what they eat in response to additional soft drinks being added to their diets – a new 4 week study finds1.…


Internet therapy may help postnatal depression – University of Exeter

Researchers at the University of Exeter have teamed up with online forum Netmums in a pilot study which has shown that post natal depression can be treated effectively using online therapy.…


Why do parents with depression have difficulties in their parenting role?

Researchers at the University of Exeter say that future research is needed to test the mechanisms that may link depression in adults and the difficulties they may have with parenting.…


The Potassium Paradox

Saeed A. Khan, Ph.D., ,Richard L Mulvaney, Ph.D. and Timothy R Ellsworth, Ph.D. have published a compelling and provocative article on “The potassium paradox: Implications for soil fertility, crop production and human health.” Employing an exhaustive literature review and thorough and rigorous primary data analysis, they question the current protocols for evaluating crop available K in soils and the corresponding management recommendations for augmenting it.…


Ethics and force-feeding prisoners on hunger strike

Health Professionals Who Participate in Force-feeding Prisoners on Hunger Strike at Guantanamo Bay Should Lose Professional Licenses Force-feeding Violates Medical Ethics and Amounts to Torture   Physicians and other licensed health professionals are force-feeding hunger strikers held prisoner at the US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay (GTMO), Cuba.…