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The secret of a good night’s sleep

Despite oft-repeated calls to get eight hours shut-eye a night, a new piece of research has concluded that it’s more […]

Suicide risk assessments don’t prevent suicide

According to research published today in the BMJ, the current system of categorising a patient’s suicide risk isn’t effective. Co-author […]

Healthy food is key to a healthy mind

The risk of developing depression is directly linked to diet, lifestyle and exercise, a ground-breaking index has found. The Risk […]

Reward system ‘broken’ for those with bipolar disorder

Depression and mania are linked to abnormalities in the bio-behavioural system that manages the pursuit of reward in humans, the […]

Access to mental health services through Medicare on the rise

Close to 10% of the Australian population accessed Medicare-subsidised mental health services in 2015–16, according to a report released recently […]

Health app guide to protect customers

Researchers have designed a set of guidelines to help protect consumers and assist health app developers understand laws and regulations. […]

Dementia rates may be falling, not rising

World Alzheimer’s Day is a timely occasion to examine dementia statistics commonly quoted by advocacy groups and researchers. Take, for […]

One hour of exercise a week can prevent depression

Even small amounts of exercise – from as little as one hour per week – can offer significant protection against […]

Mental illness rising among meth/amphetamine and ecstasy users

Mental illnesses are becoming more common among meth/amphetamine and ecstasy users, according to a report released by the Australian Institute […]

Users of social media at risk of low self-esteem

From movies to magazines, traditional media has long been criticised for perpetuating unrealistic beauty standards—thin ideals that generate low self-esteem […]
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