Tag Archives: definitions of abnormality

Post Of The Week – Saturday July 1st 2017

1) Varenicline vs Nicotine Replacement Therapy This paper deals with the latest research on Varenicline as a treatment for nicotine addiction. It’s a big study with records used from GP practices across the UK. There were 287 079 patient records accessed, with follow up over a four year period. Patients’ status of smokers is established by self-report: […]

Post Of The Week – Saturday 21st May 2016

1) Food Advertising The way in which food is advertised and packaged gets a mention as a factor influencing attitudes to food and a factor influencing obesity. This article suggests that in addition to bans on television advertising, measures need to be taken to restrict billboard advertising and other forms of marketing. https://theconversation.com/advertising-has-the-power-to-make-children-fat-and-this-needs-to-stop-58899 As with […]

Post Of The Week – Saturday 30th January 2016

1) Health Careers – Psychological Therapies The Health Careers website run by the NHS is dedicating the next couple of weeks to careers in psychological therapies. Here is an introductory video. You can find out more here. https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/explore-roles/psychological-therapies   2) IAPT Improving Access To Psychological Therapy has been a big part of the NHS strategy […]

Post Of The Week – Thursday 29th August

1) The Men Who Made Us Thin (Again) This programme has continued to cover research relevant to our course.  Here’s a link to Programme 3. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b038913v One section of this deals with the controversy generated by Dr. Katherine Flegal’s research which challenges the claim that a BMI of more than 25 is associated with poorer health outcomes. […]