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Marriage equality postal survey a resurgence of negative discourse to older LGBTIQ

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Much has been made of the upcoming postal survey on marriage equality and its impact on the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ youth, but have we forgotten in the current debate the impact it’s having on older LGBTIQ Australians?

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Evidence is clear on the benefits of legalising same-sex marriage

same-sex marriage

Emotive arguments and questionable rhetoric often characterise debates over same-sex marriage. But few attempts have been made to dispassionately dissect the issue from an academic, science-based perspective.

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Iron in brain linked to Alzhiemer’s

alzheimer's

Australian researchers say they’ve made a breakthrough in Alzheimer’s research that points towards a potential new therapy to slow, if not stop, the progression of the brain disease. Scientists at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health and the CSIRO have for the first time shown an association between higher levels of iron in

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My down and dirty depression cure

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Gardening has been a passion of mine since I was a kid. And because I live in a subtropical climate, I get to garden all year long. I have vibrant hibiscus blossoms the size of dinner plates. And the smell of the jasmine is sweeter than any perfume. But gardening is good for more than

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Positive thinking helps people heal faster, study says

positive thinking

People who think positively have a better chance of recovering from serious illness than those who don’t, research suggests.

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Poor sleep may increase Alzheimer’s risk, study reports

Alzheimer's

Poor sleep might increase the chances of people at risk of Alzheimer’s developing the disease, according to a study.

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Three ways to help slow brain ageing

slow brain ageing

A combination of exercise, controlling blood pressure and some form of brain training may slow brain ageing as the years tick over and reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s-type dementia, US experts have concluded.

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How to embrace empty nest syndrome

empty nest

Having your children leave home can be hard, even heartbreaking. Research has found that the ‘Empty Nesters Syndrome’ phenomenon can provoke identity crisis and feelings of severe loss for parents. What if though, this new reality provided better opportunities for parents?

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What causes Alzheimer’s disease? What we know, don’t know and suspect

Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, which is an umbrella term used to describe general loss of memory, thinking skills and other day-to-day functions (such as cooking, paying bills, cleaning and even dressing). Yen Ying Lim and Rachel Buckley take a look at what causes it and how it can affect those of all ages.

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Are you a perfectionist?

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Striving for precision may seem like a desirable trait, but research suggests extreme perfectionism is a risk factor for depression, anxiety and eating disorders.

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