Monthly Archives: May 2017

Clinical trials in the twenty first century – highlights from ICTMC 2017


BioMed Central attended the 4th International Clinical Trials Methodology Conference (ICTMC) and the 38th Annual meeting for the Society for Clinical Trials (SCT) in Liverpool at the beginning of May. This was the first time that the biannual ICTMC had been combined with the SCT meeting providing a platform for the discussion of topics covering every stage of clinical trial methodology. Here we look back at some of the highlights.

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What can keep young people away from alcohol and cigarettes?


Despite smoking and drinking among very young people declining in recent years, there is still a lot of public health concern around the numbers of older children who are consuming alcohol and cigarettes. So what factors might prevent a young person from smoking and drinking in the first place? New research published in BMC Public Health shows that levels of happiness among children and awareness of the risks may be key to success.


Positive psychology, expressive writing and the confidence cult – BPS 2017

Rest By The Pier

In early May 2017, BMC Psychology attended the British Psychological Society annual conference, in Brighton, UK. The congress provided a platform for talks and sessions covering a wide range of topics in psychology with the three themes for the 2017 conference centering on Wellbeing, Looking Forward and Social Justice. Here we look back at some of the highlights of #bpsconf

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