Monthly Archives: December 2016
A new study, published today in BMC Psychiatry explores the role of pets within the personal communities of those living with a mental health condition. Here, author Helen Brooks tells us more about this collaborative project between researchers at the University of Manchester and the University of Southampton.
December 10th is Human Rights Day. To mark the occasion we invited the authors of an article on the implications of the UN disability treaty on mental health law and policy in Canada, which was published earlier this year in BMC International Health and Human Rights, to tell us about their research.
In a new video, we look at research – recently published in BMC Ecology – that compares historical photos with modern recreations to track the decline of one of South Africa’s most iconic – and most endangered – trees.
In 2016, BMC International Health and Human Rights published a variety of interesting articles that both created and stimulated debate on health and human rights. As the New Year approaches, let’s have a look at five of the most influential and highly accessed articles from 2016.
The subject journals in the BMC series have clarified the description of their editorial threshold, to make it clear that scientific validity rather than potential impact is the key factor in making editorial decisions. I discuss what this means and why an inclusive approach is important.2
In this video we uncover the recent discovery of the first known salmonfly fossil, as recently described in BMC Evolutionary Biology, which pushes the existence of this enigmatic group back to the Jurassic era.
Mathematically modelling Alzheimer’s disease • Can mental attitude affect your physical health? • Being bilingual can protect against cognitive decline • Weight changes in first year university students • The molecular mechanisms underlying epilepsy • The epidemiology of a rare fungal disease in children • High blood pressure and cognitive dysfunction