Non-medical use of prescription drugs #NonMedicalDrugs


Ian Hamilton and Julia Buxton from the University of York preview the #NonMedicalDrugs event that will take place in York on Friday 16th March 2018.

The meeting will bring together people who can offer personal and professional insights of the extent of the issue and how we can support people who develop problems.

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Insomnia, paranoia and hallucinations: Sleepio CBTi at the OASIS


Jack Barton publishes his debut elf blog on the huge OASIS randomised controlled trial, which explores the effects that improved sleep can have on our mental health.

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Investigating the link between loneliness and sleep quality in young people


Ahmed Al-Shihabi and Farhana Mann report on a recent twin study that explores the links between loneliness and sleep quality in young adults.

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Breaking the silence about #WomenAndDrugs


Ian Hamilton summarises the discussion that took place at the #WomenAndDrugs conference in York on 2nd June 2017, which brought together a group of experts representing research, treatment and policy.

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Do happy people live longer?


Mark Horowitz looks at the prospective UK Million Women Study and wonders if happiness itself has a directly impact on mortality.

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Exercise therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome


In this blog, Tracey Howe looks at a Cochrane systematic review, examining the effects of exercise therapy for patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

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Mindfulness on physical symptoms and psychological distress in patients with fibromyalgia


In a recent blog, we looked at whether exercise affects aerobic function in fibromyalgia (FM) patients. While the review found improvements it was difficult to determine what outcomes improved due to poor reporting. Pain is the hallmark symptom for FM sufferers and it is essential that the principle aim of any intervention is to reduce [read the full story…]