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Review raises questions about family violence therapies

The comprehensive systematic review and meta-analysis of the effectiveness of psychological therapies for women who experience intimate partner violence (IPV) and abuse is published by the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Research Fellow at the University’s Safer Families Center of Research Excellence, Dr. Mohajer Hameed, worked on the review with others, including Professor Kelsey Hegarty […]

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Americans bankrupted by health care costs: 4 questions answered

Medical bankruptcy has been a talking point for many Democratic candidates as they make their individual cases for health care reform. This begs a few questions about how widespread these bankruptcies are and what causes them. 1. How big a problem is medical bankruptcy? Medical bankruptcy, which refers to situations where individuals were forced into […]

Health Problems

New research raises important questions on how mental illness is currently diagnosed

A study led by a psychologist from Trinity College Dublin raises important questions on how mental illness is currently diagnosed and whether these diagnoses accurately reflect the underlying neurobiology of mental illness. The findings, just published in the leading peer-reviewed medical journal, JAMA Psychiatry, are significant in highlighting the need for more individualised approaches to […]

Kids Health

LOL! Kylie Jenner and Stormi Answer Ellen DeGeneres' 'Burning Questions'

Ellen DeGeneres asked Kylie Jenner and her daughter, Stormi, “burning questions” — and the mother-daughter pair didn’t hold back! The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, 22, started by calling out her 19-month-old on the biggest mess she’s made. “Recently, she’s really into M&Ms,” the makeup mogul revealed in the Wednesday, September 11, segment of […]

Health Problems

Questions about the romaine warning? Here are some answers

Avoid all romaine lettuce, but don’t worry about your turkey. With two food poisoning outbreaks making headlines before Thanksgiving, the messages about what’s safe to eat can be hard to keep straight. Here’s what you should know before you sit down for dinner. WHAT LETTUCE OUTBREAK? On Tuesday, U.S. health officials issued an unusually broad […]

Health Problems

Five questions: What parents should know about concussions

Stanford pediatric emergency medicine physician Angela Lumba-Brown, MD, explains what families should know about new CDC guidelines on the management of children’s brain injuries. Lumba-Brown first learned about concussions from personal experience. “I had two concussions playing high school basketball,” she said. “I had great doctors who were able to explain to me what I […]

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New study questions use of talking therapy as a treatment for schizophrenia

The findings of the first meta-analysis examining the effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for psychosis (CBTp) on improving the quality of life and functioning and reducing distress of people diagnosed with schizophrenia have, today, been published in the peer-reviewed journal BMC Psychology. The study, led by Keith Laws, Professor of Cognitive Neuropsychology at the University […]