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thumbnail Smoking ban in cars with children difficult to enforce

Dr Neil Thorpe, Lecturer in Transport Studies in the School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, discusses the difficulty of trying to ban smoking in cars.


published on: 10th February 2014

thumbnail Cognitive therapy might be beneficial for people with schizophrenia

For people with schizophrenia who can't or won't take antipsychotic drug treatment, cognitive therapy could be a viable therapeutic alternative, according to a groundbreaking randomised trial published in the Lancet.


published on: 6th February 2014

thumbnail The iPod in the head: How the brain processes musical hallucinations

A woman with an "iPod in her head" has helped scientists at Newcastle University and University College London identify the areas of the brain that are affected when patients experience a rare condition called musical hallucinations.


published on: 27th January 2014

thumbnail Water fluoride levels do not increase risk of bone cancer

Fluoride levels in drinking water do not lead to a greater risk of primary bone cancer, a new study has found.


published on: 22nd January 2014

The psychological effects of the environment

Spending as little as 45 minutes in a high-crime, deprived neighbourhood can have measurable effects on people’s trust in others and their feelings of paranoia.


published on: 15th January 2014

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