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PTSD treatment for war vets should include the physical

PTSD

The mind and body are intimately linked, which is why there needs to be a change in the way post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is treated, say Australian researchers.

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Social media: The new frontier in mental health

mental health

Social media is often deemed to present a carefully curated version of our lives. But according to Professor Helen Christensen, Director and Chief Scientist at the Black Dog Institute and leader of the Digital Dog research group, it might tell us more than we think when it comes to our mental health.

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Nine tips about panic attacks

panic attack

Panic attacks can be unpredictable and debilitating. Associate Professor Vijaya Manicavasagar shares nine tips to understand this frightening experience.

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What helps children with ADHD?

ADHD

As grandparents, you aren’t immune to dealing with children suffering from ADHD and any support you can lend to your own children is invaluable.  Dr Emma Sciberras explains some simple psychological strategies to show parents and grandparents and other teachers and carers how to support children and teens with ADHD to ensure they thrive. Hyperactivity, impulsivity and difficulty concentrating

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Dizziness when standing linked to dementia

dizzy

Those dizzy spells felt when standing up too quickly have been linked to cognitive decline and dementia later in life.

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Hope for patients with fatal brain disease

brain disease

 A drug used to treat diabetes has the potential to help sufferers of a rare and devastating Parkinson’s-like degenerative brain disease.

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Caffeine boosts enzyme that could protect against dementia, study finds

dementia

A study by Indiana University researchers has identified 24 compounds — including caffeine — with the potential to boost an enzyme in the brain shown to protect against dementia.

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Retirement anxiety is a global issue

retirement anxiety

When it comes to retirement, people all around the world are experiencing retirement according to a research report from Malvern, Penn.-based investment management giant Vanguard Inc. This is what retirees in four countries think about retirement in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia.

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Health Check: are naps good for us?

naps good for us

Catnap, kip, snooze, siesta; whatever you call naps, there is no doubt these once frowned-upon short sleeps are gaining acceptance. The increase in popularity is not surprising, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the US finding around a third of American adults do not get the recommended seven hours sleep each night.

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4 easy tips to get a better night sleep

sleep

Up to 45% of Australians are affected by sleep related issues, according to a new study. So how can you get better sleep? Here’s four things you can do tonight to improve your slumber.

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