When I’ve had just one more cigarette…

New Year is the time when many smokers and heavy drinkers will resolve to give up cigarettes or alcohol. Studying addictive behaviours is part of the Health Psychology option, and is a topic of great interest to students, many of whom themselves will already be addicted to nicotine.  Attitudes to smoking and to excessive drinking have changed greatly over the years, as the dangers of addiction became apparent. See here for an insight to exactly how much advertising has altered ...

Clean Water From Nature

  In the West we turn on the tap and get pure, clean drinking water. However, approximately 1.1 billion people in rural and peri-urban communities of developing countries do not have access to safe drinking water. The mortality from diarrhoea-related diseases amounts to approx 2.2 million people each year from the consumption of unsafe water.1 That is one person every twelve minutes... Michael Lea (whom I cannot find out much about on the internet) has published a paper (click here for the ...