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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.
2 Sep 2022
Semiotics of dogs
This article argues that in some societies, the dog you own can signal your social class, preferences and even your personality.
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.
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.
25 Jun 2022
Could art on prescription be the key to turning around mental ill health?
Sadly, Australia has one of the highest rates of mental illness in the world. The statistics paint a bleak picture, but some people are showing that art can be part of the solution?
9 May 2022
The four types of anxiety disorders and how to identify them
Anxiety is a natural emotion, but it can develop into a clinical disorder—and approximately one in four Australians have experienced some form of clinical anxiety during their lives.