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Mental health message headed for isolated communities in Antarctic bases

Mental health message headed for isolated communities in Antarctic bases

It is one of the most remote places on Earth, but the physical hardships confronted by expeditioners to Antarctica are not the only challenges they face. Months spent without sunlight, separation from loved ones and disrupted [...]

Small devices generate big data

Small devices generate big data

Until recently, if you’d looked into where our health data is collected by researchers across Australia, you would have encountered the usual suspects – hospitals, prescription records, aged-care facilities, and local GP clinics. But the future [...]

Australian Researchers Say Smartphone Apps Can Help With Depression

Australian Researchers Say Smartphone Apps Can Help With Depression

Image: iStock   While not to be considered a replacement for medication or professional therapy, a new study shows smartphone apps can be an effective treatment option for depression. With depression currently the most prevalent mental [...]

Too much social media could hamper your child’s ability to read facial emotions, study finds

Too much social media could hamper your child’s ability to read facial emotions, study finds

Are you guilty of spending hours on end staring at a tablet or smartphone? Have you ever thought about how that could affect your capacity to notice another person’s emotions? Life on screens could be thwarting [...]

Internet addiction, ‘convenient’ social media sites linked to online cheating, SA researcher says

Internet addiction, ‘convenient’ social media sites linked to online cheating, SA researcher says

People addicted to the internet are more likely to have problematic sexual interactions with strangers online and their addiction should be treated as a disorder, a South Australian expert has said. Social Sciences lecturer and researcher [...]

Beware the digital zombie generation

Beware the digital zombie generation

As winter drags on, it is easy to become isolated and alone. With so much conflict in society, it is understandable if you want to retreat into yourself, maybe find shelter from all the threats of [...]

Brain discovery could lead to therapy for depression and PTSD

Brain discovery could lead to therapy for depression and PTSD

Australian scientists have made an “exciting” discovery about the human brain that they say could lead to new treatments for numerous mental health conditions such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. A study conducted by researchers [...]

AI is a powerful tool in the fight against anxiety and depression

AI is a powerful tool in the fight against anxiety and depression

The state of mental healthcare in the US is in crisis. Suicide is the second leading cause of death in the US, and at a 30-year high. Anxiety and depression are literally killing us. Something has [...]

Socialising, Mental Health And Stress Relief: Why Aussies Play Video Games

Socialising, Mental Health And Stress Relief: Why Aussies Play Video Games

Kids and adults, young and old, for recreation and for rehabilitation – video games are now firmly cemented into the daily lives of Australians, with new research showing 67 per cent of us are gaming. Smashing [...]

Medibio boss intends to hit mental illness hard

Medibio boss intends to hit mental illness hard

Jack Cosentino says he is an “impatient CEO” and the hectic pace he has set in his first five months as head of biotech Medibio — overhauling management, refreshing the board and sacking unwanted shareholders — [...]