Psychology & Psychiatry

Psychiatry: Case notes indicate impending seclusion

Using notes made by the attending healthcare professionals about psychiatric patients enables impending coercive measures to be predicted in advance—potentially even through automated text analysis. This was reported by ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Regular problem solving does not protect against mental decline

The well known 'use it or lose it' claim has been widely accepted by healthcare professionals, but researchers in the Christmas issue of The BMJ find that regularly doing problem solving activities throughout your lifetime ...

Pediatrics

Concussion risk is higher in female athletes

With schools starting back for the year, many young athletes are returning to sports—and with that comes the possibility of injuries, including concussions.

Oncology & Cancer

Improving mental health of young people with cancer

More research is urgently needed to improve the mental health of young people during and after cancer treatment and improve their access to clinical trials, concludes a new study published in the journal BMJ Open.

Overweight & Obesity

Should obesity be recognized as a disease?

With obesity now affecting almost a third (29%) of the population in England, and expected to rise to 35% by 2030, should we now recognise it as a disease? Experts debate the issue in The BMJ today.

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