With government funding, headspace centres have rapidly expanded in number from an initial ten in 2006-2007 to a planned 100 by 2016. But this expansion has occurred before any evaluation of whether headspace services actually improve young people’s mental health.
Genetic changes stemming from the trauma suffered by Holocaust survivors are capable of being passed on to their children, the clearest sign yet that one person’s life experience can affect subsequent generations.
Children who suffer an injury to the brain — even a minor one — are more likely to experience attention issues, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.
A new study has found that teens who suffer from sleep difficulties, such as insomnia and short sleep duration, are significantly more likely to engage in self-harm compared to teens with healthy sleep patterns.
Megan* can pinpoint the exact moment she knew she could not take it anymore. It was late afternoon on a perfect Sydney day and the mother-of-three was racing her eldest daughter to the emergency department of Westmead Hospital…read more
A pioneer in brain plasticity research, US neuroscientist Michael Merzenich, told a group of principals and teachers in Brisbane yesterday that “brain retraining” would soon be as common as physical fitness programs.