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Why Bad Moods Are Good For You: The Surprising Benefits Of Sadness

Homo sapiens is a very moody species. Even though sadness and bad moods have always been part of the human experience, we now live in an age that ignores or devalues these feelings. In our culture, normal human emotions like temporary sadness are often treated as disorders. Manipulative advertising, marketing and self-help industries claim happiness [...]

Neurobehavioral Effects Found In Children Exposed To Flower Pesticides

Ecuador is the third largest producer of cut flowers in the world, primarily roses, many of which are destined to be sold for Mother’s Day. The industry employs more than 103,000 people, and relies heavily on agricultural pesticides. In a paper published in the May 2017 issue of the journal NeuroToxicology, researchers at the University [...]

Childhood Bullying Linked To Health Risks In Adulthood

Childhood bullying may lead to long-lasting health consequences, impacting psychosocial risk factors for cardiovascular health well into adulthood, according to a study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The unique study tracked a diverse group of over 300 American men from first grade through their early thirties and the [...]

By | 2017-05-22T12:30:33+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , |0 Comments

20 Amazing Benefits Of Hugging According To Science

Over the centuries, various forms of interpersonal touch have become less common, influenced by changes in cultural values and new technology. Nowadays, with twenty four hour access to mobiles, texting and email, many people spend more time interacting with their technology than they do with each other. This lack of touch has many effects on [...]

By | 2017-05-22T11:59:49+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Industry And Community Unite To Rally Behind Kids TV

The Australian screen production industry and key community groups have united to save Australian children’s content. Commercial television broadcasters have revealed in submissions to a parliamentary inquiry that they want their obligations to screen Australian children’s content abolished by the Government. Representatives from the children’s TV industry and audience have rallied together in an awareness [...]

By | 2017-05-15T10:48:15+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , |0 Comments

Why Uni Students Are Feeling More Stressed Than Ever Before

Days after the Federal Government announced a uni student fee hike, a national report has found students have higher rates of mental health problems than non-students, and being loaded with debt doesn't help. The report by the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, Orygen, lists some key reasons why uni students struggle with [...]

By | 2017-05-15T10:19:40+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The 7 Stages Of Gaslighting In Relationships 

Gaslighting is a form of persistent manipulation and brainwashing that causes the victim to doubt her or himself, and ultimately lose one’s own sense of perception, identity, and self-worth. The term gaslighting is derived from the 1944 film "Gaslight", where a husband tries to convince his wife that she’s insane by causing her to question [...]

5 Ways Sadness Can Be Good For You

Sadness is not usually valued in our current culture. Self-help books promote the benefits of positive thinking, positive attitude, and positive behaviors, labeling sadness as a “problem emotion” that needs to be kept at bay or eliminated. With the advent of fMRI imaging and the proliferation of brain research, scientists have begun to find out [...]

By | 2017-05-01T11:55:35+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Depression Prevention For Children

Depression is a devastating disorder. Once you have had an episode of depression your susceptibility to having further periods of depression increases. Resilient Youth’s research on 160,000 young people shows the rates of students who are at risk of depression increases across the years of school. Years   Girls              Boys [...]

8 Things To Remember About Child Development

Building on a well-established knowledge base more than half a century in the making, recent advances in the science of early childhood development and its underlying biology provide a deeper understanding that can inform and improve existing policy and practice, as well as help generate new ways of thinking about solutions. In this important list, [...]

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