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Neuroticism blamed for smartphone addiction

A third of young Australian smartphone users have reported feeling anxious if unable to regularly check their phones, according to […]

Why the definition of polycystic ovary syndrome harms women

The changed definition of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) harms women and brings no clear benefit, say Australian scientists in the […]

Can a common diabetes drug slow aneurysm growth?

A new study by researchers at the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) at James Cook University has […]

Mental Health Needs of Young Australian Men Falling Through the Cracks

A major report released by Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health reveals that the mental health […]

Snuggle, run or cry: What’s your ‘normal’ after sex?

A new QUT study is looking to lift the covers off people’s feelings, emotions and actions immediately after sexual activity. QUT Professor […]

Better sleep feels like winning the lottery

Improving your sleep quality is as beneficial to health and happiness as winning the lottery, according to research by the […]

Breast cancer and sexual anxiety

Up to two thirds of women who have survived breast cancer report a loss of libido and an unsatisfactory sex […]

Global sleep apnoea study released

The largest sleep study ever undertaken has found that the leading therapy for obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), Continuous Positive Airway […]

New mental health app helps track moods and promotes emotional self-awareness

A team from Monash University has developed a new smartphone app, MoodPrism, to track users’ moods over time and support […]
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Comfort eating

Often when food is eaten, it is not just for the nutritional content or to appease hunger, but also for social or psychological reasons. Eating a meal can change your mood and emotional predisposition. Comfort eating is a way in which people deal with stress, anxiety, boredom,...