Involuntary psychiatric admissions have increased significantly in Ontario: study

Involuntary psychiatric hospital admissions have increased steadily from 70.7 per cent of all psychiatric admissions in 2009 to 77.1 per cent in 2013. In a new study published in BJPsych Open, researchers found nearly three-quarters of all psychiatric hospital admissions in Ontario are involuntary.

Are All Conflicts Alike?

Public Health Nutrition Editorial Highlight: 'Source of bias in sugar-sweetened beverage research: a systematic review' Authors: Ethan A Litman, Steven L Gortmaker, Cara B Ebbeling and David S Ludwig.

UK Biobank gives unparalleled potential for future biomedical research in mental health

Until now, UK Biobank, a health data resource aiming to help scientists discover why some people develop particular diseases and others do not, had limited mental health data to work with. Following 157,366 responses to an online mental health questionnaire (MHQ) developed by researchers from King’s College London, alongside collaborators from across the UK, it now has unparalleled potential for further biomedical research in mental health, dramatically expanding potential research into mental disorders. The findings have been published in BJPsych Open.

Assessing the Impact of a Natural Disaster on WIC Providers

Public Health Nutrition Editorial Highlight: 'Superstorm Sandy’s impact on the provision of WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children) services in New York State' Authors: Michelle Wemette, Asante Shipp Hilts, Stephanie R Mack, Yunshu Li, Millicent Eidson, Loretta A Santilli, Trang Nguyen and Guthrie S Birkhead discuss their research below.

Study shows effectiveness of the school fruit scheme in North Rhine-Westphalia

How can you convince elementary school students to consume more fruit and vegetables? Scientists from the University of Bonn and the University of Koblenz-Landau have found that school fruit schemes can actually help to achieve this goal according to their research published in Public Health Nutrition.

Oxygen – a critical, but overlooked, nutrient

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for March is from the Journal of Nutritional Science and is entitled 'Oxygen – the forgotten nutrient'. Author: Paul Trayhurn.

2018 MRS Communications Lecture: The electronic wonders of melanin

We are delighted to announce to Clara Santato, Polytechnique Montréal, has been awarded the 2018 MRS Communications Lecture.

Is Coca-Cola really a model of research transparency?

Public Health Nutrition Editorial Highlight: Coca-Cola – a model of transparency in research partnerships? A network analysis of Coca-Cola’s research funding (2008–2016) Authors: Paulo M Serôdio, Martin McKee and David Stuckler discuss their research below.