In her debut blog, Francesca Zecchinato explores a recent systematic review which finds that physical activity may help address anxiety symptoms in children and young people, but more research is needed to confirm it is a safe and effective treatment for anxiety disorders.[read the full story...]
Stopping smoking in acute mental health units: what works?
Zoe Stoneley reviews a Taiwanese study on nicotine replacement therapy and healthy lifestyle psychoeducation for smoking reduction in acute psychiatric inpatients.[read the full story...]
Lettuce be happy: how fruit and vegetables improve our mental wellbeing
Francesca Bentivegna summarises a recent UK longitudinal study, which examines the relationship between fruit and vegetables consumption and wellbeing.[read the full story...]
Is reading for pleasure in childhood good for your health?
Francesca Bentivegna summarises a recent study of the benefits of reading for pleasure in childhood, which finds an association 3 years later with consuming more fruit and being less exposed to both cigarette and alcohol use.[read the full story...]
Inconsistent messages about healthy eating impact on choices made by people with learning disabilities in day services
What do we know about what factors influencing food choice by people with learning disabilities in day services?
Here, we look at a qualitative study, which sets out to explore this in a day service in Scotland.[read the full story...]