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6 Oct 2022
Doomscrolling linked to poor physical and mental health, study finds
'Doomscrolling' is where you compulsively seek out bad news on the web—'doomscrolling' can effect both physical and mental health.
8 Sep 2022
Real Men Read: Raising Boys Who Love to Read
Too many boys see reading as something only girls do—a program in the US, 'Real Men Read', has been set up to provide boys with male role models who do read and enjoy reading.
19 Aug 2022
Smartphones might actually be improving your memory
A new study suggests that digital (phone) technology might be improving our memories.
8 Aug 2022
Depression is probably not caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain—new study
For decades, researchers believed that depression was caused by a ‘chemical imbalance’ in the brain, i.e. an imbalance of a brain chemical called serotonin. However, new research indicates that may not be the case.
29 Jul 2022
An ancient technique can improve your attention span
The modern world, with all its distractions, can inhibit our ability to focus. But the author of this article asserts that an ancient technique offers a means to increase our attention span.
12 Jul 2022
Dr Saul Newman: debunking the 'Blue Zone' longevity myth
Okinawa in Japan and Sardinia in Italy are two of the places famous for having a high number of centenarians. However, these so-called 'Blue Zones' might not appear to be what they claim, and fraud and lying might be why these places seem to have a lot of centenarians.
29 Jun 2022
Colorful urban environments, even in virtual reality, can help city-dwellers’ wellbeing
According to a new study, introducing bright and green colours into our cities can make people happier and calmer—this also applies to virtual cities, cities that only exist online.
1 Jul 2022
Zinc and Depression: What's the Connection?
Research suggests that for some people low zinc levels may play a role in depression.
17 Jun 2022
Gut health specialist says prebiotics over probiotics are best for illnesses and issues
We’ve all heard the term ‘gut health’, but it’s a term that is fast becoming much more common in mainstream medicine due to the increasing number of Australian patients presenting with abdominal problems and pain.
28 Jun 2022
The high-tech fitness mirrors that aim to get you exercising more
Exercise fanatics who like to see their reflection in the gym’s floor-length mirrors will likely be thrilled about the latest trend in home exercise—smart fitness mirrors.