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Pre-term babies are less likely to form romantic relationships in adulthood

Adults who were born pre-term (under 37 weeks gestation) are less likely to have a romantic relationship, a sexual partner and experience parenthood than those born full term. The meta-analysis by researchers at the University of Warwick with data from up to 4.4 million adult participants showed that those born preterm are 28% less likely to ever be in a romantic relationship.

Fri 12 Jul 2019, 16:00 | Tags: psychology, mental health, infants, Sciences

Opioids are not sleep aids, and can actually worsen sleep research finds

Evidence that taking opioids will help people with chronic pain to sleep better is limited and of poor quality, according to an interdisciplinary team of psychologists and medics from the University of Warwick in partnership with Lausanne University Hospital, Switzerland.

Tue 04 Jun 2019, 08:28 | Tags: psychology, sleep, I-WOTCH, Opioids, Sciences

Does eating fruit and veg help your mental health?

Increasing the amount of fruit and vegetables people eat lowers their risk of clinical depression, new research has found. The study discovered that eating extra portions of fruit and vegetables each day can boost mental health to such an extent that it can offset half the negative psychological impact of divorce and a quarter of the psychological damage of unemployment.

Thu 30 May 2019, 12:12 | Tags: WBS, research, psychology, Economics

Improving mental health in the workplace pilot is awarded £6.8m funding

The University of Warwick is delighted to be partnering with project leads Coventry University and West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) in a major, new, mental health pilot.

Thu 16 May 2019, 08:57 | Tags: WMG, research, psychology, mental health, WMS, Warwick Medical School

No such thing as ‘sugar rush’! Sugar worsens mood rather than improving it

Sugar does not improve mood and it can make people less alert and more tired after its consumption – according to a new study by the University of Warwick, Humboldt University of Berlin, and Lancaster University.

Thu 04 Apr 2019, 10:20 | Tags: psychology, sugar, Sciences

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