The current state of parasite discovery and taxonomy

The latest Paper of the Month from Parasitology is ‘The geography of parasite discovery across space and over time’ by Robert Poulin and Fátima Jorge.…


Barriers to exclusive breast-feeding in Indonesian hospitals

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for July is from Public Health Nutrition and is entitled ‘Barriers to exclusive breast-feeding in Indonesian hospitals: a qualitative study of early infant feeding practices’ by Authors: Valerie J Flaherman, Shannon Chan, Riya Desai, Fransisca Handy Agung, Hendri Hartati and Fitra Yelda.


Is there a role for diet and nutrition in maintaining brain health in ageing?

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for July is from Proceedings of the Nutrition Society and is entitled ‘Diet, nutrition and the ageing brain: current evidence and new directions’ by Authors: Katie Moore, Catherine F. Hughes, Mary Ward, Leane Hoey and Helene McNulty.


Do your genes determine whether coffee is good or bad for you?

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for June is from the British Journal of Nutrition and is entitled  ‘Postprandial glycaemic and lipaemic responses to chronic coffee consumption may be modulated by CYP1A2 polymorphisms’.…


Where There Is No Psychiatrist

The newly published second edition of Where There is No Psychiatrist is a practical manual of mental health care for community health workers, primary care nurses, social workers and primary care doctors, particularly in low-resource settings. Authors Vikram Patel and Charlotte Hanlon discuss the importance of this manual below.


1 in 9 young adults report having attempted suicide and 1 in 6 report self-harm, according to research

11.3% of young people report having attempted suicide and 16.2% report self-harm at some stage in their lives, according to a new study led by the University of Glasgow and published in BJPsych Open.…


Special Issue of the Cognitive Behaviour Therapist on Complexity within Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

When I first took over as Editor-in-Chief of the Cognitive Behaviour Therapist (tCBT), I was extremely excited to hear that there was already a planned (and almost completed) forthcoming Special Issue on Complexity in Cognitive Behaviour Therapist (CBT) being Guest Edited by Claire Lomax and Stephen Barton from Newcastle University, UK (Lomax & Barton, 2017).…


From the Fetus, the Child

Any parent with two or more children knows that babies are different at birth and often those differences persist as the baby develops.…