How to be successful on the academic job market

Now that the new academic year has arrived, many Ph.D. students will be going on the job market for the first time.…


Changing Dietary Intake using a Culturally Adapted Approach for Diabetes Prevention: Can It Work?

Public Health Nutrition Editorial Highlight: ‘Changes in dietary intake following a culturally adapted lifestyle intervention among Iraqi immigrants to Sweden at high risk of type 2 diabetes: a randomised trial‘.…


3D Bioprinting of Organs

The August issue of MRS Bulletin features papers on 3D bioprinting of organs.


Do secondary datasets accurately capture the number and types of food outlets near schools?

Public Health Nutrition Editorial Highlight: ‘Assessing the validity of commercial and municipal food environment data sets in Vancouver, Canada‘. Authors: Madeleine IG Daepp and Jennifer Black.…


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.…


Holocene selection for genetic variants associated with general intelligence, or; you’ll miss it when it’s gone!

  In this special post, Michael Woodley discusses the issues around holocene selection for genetic variants. The accompanying paper ‘Holocene Selection for Variants Associated With General Cognitive Ability: Comparing Ancient and Modern Genomes‘ was published in Volume 20, Issue 4, of Twin Research and Human Genetics.…


Meet the Editorial Board for Personality Neuroscience: Q&A with Colin DeYoung

Colin DeYoung is Professor at University of Minnesota, USA. His research focuses broadly on the structure and sources of personality, attempting to discover the relations among different personality traits and the neurobiological systems that influence them.…


Citizen Science to Study Food Environments

Residents from the neighborhood of Los Rosales (Madrid, Spain), public health practitioners, and researchers worked together in this citizen science project. We analyzed how the food environment influenced residents’ diets from a multi-level perspective in Madrid. The results have been published in Public Health Nutrition. 


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‘.…