Children who skip breakfast may not be getting recommended nutrients

A study by researchers led by Dr Gerda Pot at King’s College London has suggested that children who skip breakfast regularly may not be consuming the daily amounts of key nutrients for growth and development that are recommended by the UK government.…


Inside Doctor Livingstone: a Scottish icon’s encounter with tropical disease

The latest Parasitology Paper of the Month is “Inside Doctor Livingstone: a Scottish icon’s encounter with tropical disease” by Michael Barrett and Federica Giordani.…


Corporate political activity of the dairy industry in France: an analysis of publicly available information

Political strategies used by the dairy industry in France have the potential to hinder the development and implementation of effective public health policies, particularly the dietary guidelines. It is important to question the relationships between the food industryand the government, but also with health professionals and researchers.


New Publishing Partners: The Royal College of Psychiatrists & Cambridge University Press

The Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) and Cambridge University Press are pleased to announce the formation of a new publishing partnership beginning in January 2018.


A study into yet another attempt to denounce antidepressant drugs

The authors of Multiple Possible Inaccuracies Cast Doubt on a Recent Report Suggesting Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors to be Toxic and Ineffective discuss their Open Access article which was published in Acta Neuropsychiatrica.  Having been used as antidepressants for decades, and currently used by 7-10% of the population in many countries, the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are unusually well-tried drugs.…


‘You started something … then I continued by myself’: a qualitative study of physical activity maintenance

It is well known that physical activity is good for both our physical and mental health. There are many different conditions that physical activity can help prevent or improve: stroke, cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and depression, to name a few.…


Meet the New Editor-in-Chief for the Cognitive Behaviour Therapist: Q & A with Richard Thwaites

Dr Richard Thwaites is a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist (CBT) and consultant clinical psychologist working in Cumbria, UK. He is currently Clinical Director of a large Improving Access to Psychological Therapies adult service and is involved in research into both anxiety disorders and training methods such as Self-Practice/Self-Reflection.…


Food literacy and its influence on diet and health

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for July is from Public Health Nutrition and is entitled ‘Identifying attributes of food literacy: a scoping review‘.…