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Smoking and Mental Health

Smoking and Mental Health

August 09, 2018

Between 2007 and 2010 smoking rates in the general community dropped from 26% to 19%. For people with psychotic disorders the rate did not drop at all.

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Birth Trauma or just a complicated delivery?

Birth Trauma or just a complicated delivery?

August 02, 2018

The Australian Birth Trauma Association https://www.birthtrauma.org.au/ defines birth trauma as “Psychological problems arising from the circumstances of the delivery ……...or the process” of childbirth.

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Oumuamua

Oumuamua

July 24, 2018

In November 2017 the astronomical world was bubbling with excitement when the first interstellar object ever seen from Earth entered our solar system. Finally, after 8 months deliberation, the scientific jury decided that, despite lacking some of the usual characteristics especially the tail that we usually associate with them, this object could indeed be classified as a comet. To the great disappointment of many it turned that it wasn’t an alien spacecraft after all.

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Mental Health and Diabetes

Mental Health and Diabetes

July 12, 2018

The emotional health of people living with diabetes has been receiving greater attention as we become increasingly aware of the often-unrecognised psychological distress experienced by the approximately 1.2 million people in Australia living with diabetes.

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Why can't I be happy all the time?

Why can't I be happy all the time?

June 26, 2018

I think we’re all familiar with the Pharrell Williams catchy tune “Because I’m happy…” with lyrics asking us to “clap along if you know what happiness means to you.” But do most of us really know?

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