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Affection, Not Money, Key to Child Health

Pixabay Images Growing up in a well-off home can benefit a child’s physical health even decades later, but a lack of parent-child warmth, or the presence of abuse, may eliminate the health advantage of a privileged background. Assistant professor of sociology at Baylor University, Matthew A. Andersson, Ph.D., explains: Previous research has associated [...]

The 10 Things Australia Needs To Do To Improve Health

iStock Images In Australia, one in every two people has a chronic disease. These diseases, such as cancer, mental illness and heart disease, reduce quality of life and can lead to premature death. Younger generations are increasingly at risk. Crucially, one-third of the disease burden could be prevented and chronic diseases often share [...]

Research Finds Parenting Style Affects Children In Unexpected Ways

Pixabay Images Is your parenting style making your child sick? A growing body of research is finding that the way parents relate to their children affects more than their mental and emotional health. It also has an impact on their physical wellbeing. In a recent study, researchers compared five separate parenting styles. One [...]

This Doctor Pioneered A Way To Treat Stress In Children, A Startling Source Of Future Disease

Pixabay Images Soon after Nadine Burke Harris opened a pediatrics clinic in a low-income neighborhood in San Francisco, she began grappling with the high rates of asthma and other illnesses that she was diagnosing in her patients. She wanted to understand why so many of the kids she saw were so sick. “They [...]

Toxic Air Pollution Particles Found In Human Brains

Flickr Images Toxic nanoparticles from air pollution have been discovered in human brains in “abundant” quantities, a newly published study reveals. Air pollution is a global health crisis that kills more people than malaria and HIV/Aids combined and it has long been linked to lung and heart disease and strokes. But research is [...]

Physical Health Neglected In Mentally Ill Young People

Pixabay Images It took two-and-a-half years of intense joint pain for Maddison O'Gradey Lee for doctors to take the teenager's concerns seriously. The pain was "agony", Ms O'Gradey Lee, 18, said. Her doctors said it was a byproduct of her anxiety disorder. "One doctor actually said, 'It's all in your head'," she said. Convinced she had fabricated her affliction, [...]

By | July 18th, 2016|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Battling The Physical Symptoms Of Stress

Flikr Images Steve should have been celebrating. A 30-something entrepreneur in the Bay area, he had just closed a multi-million dollar round of Series A financing for his startup. Instead, he found himself in his doctor’s office—25 pounds overweight, physically exhausted, sleep-deprived and with a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes. This news only [...]

Our Teenagers Are On Course To Be Inactive, Unhealthy And Unwell

Australian Health Policy Collaboration / Victoria University Almost every health indicator tells a troubling story about Australia's teenagers. Nine in 10 don't do enough exercise, three in 10 are either obese or overweight, they get 40 percent of their daily meals from junk food and the average sugar intake for teen boys is [...]

6 Powerful Ways To Improve Mental Health

Stock Images Mental health is intrinsically linked to your diet. Studies have shown that certain nutrients and deficiencies are increasingly responsible for the health of your brain. Here are six dietary factors that can exert a profound influence over your mental wellness. 1. Omega-3s Most of us don’t get enough omega-3s in our diets. However, omega-3s are [...]

Study Of 1,000 38-year-olds Shows ‘Biological Age’ Ranges From 30 To 60

Members of the first graduation class of Tuscarora High School toss their mortar boards into the air after the completion of the commencement ceremony held in the school's gym Tuesday, June 12, 2012, in Leesburg, Va. How will they age in 20 years? (Katherine Frey/The Washington Post) A team of researchers led by Duke [...]

By | March 24th, 2016|Categories: Science & Research|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments