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April 2018

7 Guidelines for Talking to your Child About Sexuality

By | 2018-04-23T15:26:44+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , |

Mommy, where do babies come from? Why does daddy have a penis and I don’t? Do you think I am fat? Why are Auntie’s breasts bigger than mine? Do these sentences sounds familiar? They do to many, because having children means receiving questions that you are not always prepared to answer. However, being able to [...]

Inside The Thinking Maze of Anxious Minds

By | 2018-04-23T15:26:51+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Mental Illness|Tags: , , , |

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses in the United States, affecting 40 million adults or 18.1% of the population every year (NIMH). Even though this disorder is highly treatable, only 36.9% seek treatment. In many cases, the first episode happens in childhood - the median onset for anxiety disorders is age 11. Some examples of [...]

Boozy Mum Culture Gone Too Far?

By | 2018-04-23T15:26:54+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Drugs & Alcohol, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , |

Social media feeds are rife with memes depicting exhausted women guzzling wine in giant glasses, with phrases like, "Technically, you're not drinking alone if your kids are home." They refer to wine as "mummy juice" or to the hour of "wine o'clock" - a time that all mums apparently look forward to as a way [...]

Top 5 Reasons For a Social Media Detox

By | 2018-04-23T15:27:04+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Society & Culture, Technology|Tags: , , , |

In today's world, social media is central to our lives. It helps us to stay in touch with our friends, promote our work, and follow the latest news. How do these networks impact our mental and physical health? Is it time to take a break from being permanently online?Nowadays, we have plenty of social networking [...]

Rapid Rise in Mass School Shootings

By | 2018-04-23T15:27:23+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Mental Illness, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

A shooting is defined as a "mass shooting" when four or more people are killed (excluding the shooter). Sporadic school shootings have occurred at various points in the history of the US. For example, in 1940 a junior high school principal killed six adults including the school's district business manager. No similar mass shootings occurred [...]

Traits That Put You at Risk of Smartphone Addiction

By | 2018-04-23T15:28:21+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Technology|Tags: , , , , |

When the Trump-affiliated firm Cambridge Analytica obtained data on tens of millions of Facebook users, it used the "Big 5" or "Five Factor Model" personality test to target them with ads designed to influence their votes in the 2016 US presidential election. The test scores people on five traits - openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and [...]

How To Recognise The Physical Symptoms Of Anxiety

By | 2018-04-23T15:28:40+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Mental Illness|Tags: , , , |

Anxiety can affect your body in surprising ways and once you realise that the root cause of some physical complaints can be anxiety, it really hammers home how important it is to try and maintain good mental health. Before you can deal with anxiety, you need to recognise it. We spoke to Fatmata Kamara, a [...]

Steep Rise in Child Abuse Images Online

By | 2018-04-23T15:28:50+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Cybersafety|Tags: , , , , |

The Internet Watch Foundation says it is finding more images of child sexual abuse online than ever before, according to its annual report. It found over 78,000 website addresses containing child sexual abuse in 2017, up from more than 57,000 in 2016. The charity actively seeks and removes these images from the net as well [...]

Happiness Is a Practice, Not a Destination

By | 2018-04-17T14:56:02+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , , , |

A lot of research on happiness and subjective well-being has been done over the last fifty years or so – seems like everyone wants to determine the exact formula for joy. While there is never going to be a specific prescription for attaining happiness, there are some important findings that can be guidelines for us. Here are [...]

Humans Produce New Brain Cells Throughout Their Lives

By | 2018-04-13T11:47:28+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Categories: Science & Research|Tags: , , , , , |

Findings could help hunt for treatment for degenerative conditions such as Alzheimers, and psychiatric problems. Humans continue to produce new neurons in a part of their brain involved in learning, memory and emotion throughout adulthood, scientists have revealed, countering previous theories that production stopped after adolescence. The findings could help in developing treatments for neurological [...]