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Interrupted sleep a disheartening reality for many new parents

For new fathers, insomnia can persist long after the baby has settled.

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From the head to the heart: mental illness putting women’s heart health at risk

Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer for Australian women. And their increased risk of experiencing depression and anxiety is a contributing factor.

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“Research for and with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples”: step forward for culturally inclusive foot health

Pioneering research finds a link between poor foot health and its prevalence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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When art meets sport: actor training could help kids learn physical literacy

Sports and the arts might seem like strange bedfellows. But these disciplines have more in common than meets the eye.

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Restrictive diets can do more harm than good

A healthy diet is one that is diverse, not extreme.

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Eating our way to better mental health

It’s not just our physical health that can benefit from a healthy diet

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The lifesaving dollar — how will COVID-19 impact our mental health from a health economics perspective?

From the frontline to the home, COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the mental health of all Australians. So, what’s happening economically?

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Getting creative for our mental health

The world’s awareness and protection of mental health is growing. And creativity is a tool that can hugely benefit it.

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Holding back the blues: prevention research for older people

IMPACT study reveals the significance of depression prevention, particularly in our ageing population.

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Honouring our nurses on the frontline

2020 is the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. In the midst of a global pandemic, we pay our respects to those working in this selfless field.

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The need for self-awareness in times of social distancing and isolation

“The last of the human freedom – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances” – Viktor Frankl

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COVID-19 telehealth boost could set us up for the long-term

Telehealth has long been an underutilised service in Australia, but that could all change as our health systems adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Is laughter really the best medicine?

Laughing can improve mental health, immunity, cardiovascular health, respiratory health and pain tolerance.

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Rural heart health: it isn’t as great as we think.

Due to multiple and complex factors, including reduced resources and research in rural and remote areas, many people are at an increased risk of dying from heart disease in rural areas of Australia.

Theatre-based education programs for public health

How can theatre be used to deliver engaging education to communities in different settings about important public health issues?

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Mangosteens could be used as a supplement to bipolar treatment

The mangosteen, a tropical fruit native to Southeast Asia, could be used to help mitigate bipolar depression.

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