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Young offenders must be screened for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders before sentencing

Young offenders must be screened for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders before sentencing

Australia’s prison population is growing at unprecedented rates. In some states Indigenous prisoners far outnumber their non-Indigenous counterparts. Last year in the Northern Territory, 86% of those in prison and 96% of those in juvenile detention [...]

‘I felt terrified all the time’: A mother’s experience of postnatal depression

‘I felt terrified all the time’: A mother’s experience of postnatal depression

When Erin Palmbas fell pregnant in 2010, she was excited to be a mother for the first time and to finally have the baby boy she had always wanted. But once he was born, she struggled [...]

Bullied, unhealthy and unhappy: a quarter of children doing so much worse than their peers

Bullied, unhealthy and unhappy: a quarter of children doing so much worse than their peers

One in five children are bullied at least once a week, causing stress-related health problems, with those with a disability the most vulnerable, according to a landmark study. The national survey of 5500 children aged 9 to [...]

Mother-Daughter Closeness Can Ease Stress

Mother-Daughter Closeness Can Ease Stress

A new study from Australia discovers physical or psychological closeness with a loved one can help reduce situational stress. Researchers from Queen’s University discovered evidence of emotional load-sharing between partners in a close relationship. In the [...]