People with depression benefit from contact with fellow sufferers. Such contacts can in fact contribute to recovering from depression. That was shown in the PhD research done by Dorien Smit, who will defend her thesis at Radboud University on 1 December.
General practitioners regularly see patients with persistent physical symptoms (PPS) that have no clear explanation. But researcher Inge Stortenbeker found that a physician’s use of language and choice of words can influence how anxious patients get.
After a busy day at the office, many people collapse onto the sofa instead of getting some exercise. Sven van As explored the mechanism behind this phenomenon. “When we feel stressed or tired, we tend to go for the easy option."
Children of higher-educated parents are also more severely impacted by adverse events such as divorce or child abuse. This is the conclusion of the PhD research of Carlijn Bussemakers, who is defending her PhD thesis at Radboud University.
Newspaper articles provide an insight into what we consider a ‘good’ or ‘dignified’ death. According to research, the articles have revealed that, in the case of the elderly, a good death is primarily associated with a self-chosen end of life.
Interruptions in a patient’s consultation with a GP are often considered as pushy actions of (male) doctors that hinder patients. Linguist Ilona Plug discovered that interruptions can actually benefit the course of the consultation.
Victims of traumatic experiences benefit from the support of their loved ones and the broader community, according to Professor of Psychotraumatology in a Developmental Perspective, Elisa van Ee, inaugural lecture on Wednesday 21 September.
Researchers of Radboud University and Standford University have discovered a molecule that might prevent obesity by suppressing food intake. The molecule is produced in our bodies from lactate and is naturally released during physical exercise.
Dutch people still eat too much and exercise too little, despite national prevention programmes. Why is health experts’ advice not followed? Historian Jon Verriet studied healthcare advice between 1940 and 2020.
Rosella Hermens has been appointed Professor of Person-centered oncological integrated care at Radboud university medical center/Radboud University, investigating personalized care for patients with cancer.
Ioannis Sechopoulos, researcher at the Department of Imaging of the Radboudumc, receives a Vici grant of 1.5 million euros. He will conduct research into improving tomosynthesis, an X-ray examination that radiologists use to detect breast cancer.
A substantial majority of prisoners around the world experience psychological problems, yet authorities do little to address this issue. A new volume edited by Piet Hein van Kempen and Maartje Krabbe from Radboud University highlights this.