Mental Health

For people at risk of mental illness, having access to treatment early can help

How can we best help Australians who are at risk of developing a mental health disorder? A new recommendation to expand the Better Access initiative...

Mindfulness training reduces loneliness

Used in the right way, smartphones may not be as isolating as some would think. A new Carnegie Mellon University study suggests smartphone-based mindfulness training...

Gut bacteria may help prevent obesity and mental diseases

In a new study, researchers has discovered new bacterial species and strains in healthy people. The bacteria seem to be effective against obesity, metabolic and...

New tool uses heartbeats and memory suppression to control fear

Most of us feel afraid when faced with a threat or danger, but people with phobias and anxiety feel overwhelming levels of fear in...

Older people with depression could benefit from non-drug treatments

Depression is common in older age and with an aging population how late-life depression is managed will become increasingly important. In a new study, researchers...

Major breakthrough in origins of depression

Hundreds of genes have been newly linked to depression, shedding light on the origins of the condition and highlighting personality types that could be...
How domestic violence affects women's mental health

How domestic violence affects women’s mental health

Every week in Australia, a woman is murdered by someone she knows. And it's usually an intimate male partner or ex-partner. One in three women...

Scientists find major cause of obsessive-compulsive disorder

In a recent study, researchers explored the underlying causes of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The research is from Julius-Maximilians-Universität (JMU) Würzburg (Germany). Around 2% of the general...

Oral contraceptive pill may affect women’s emotion functions

The pill could be blurring your social judgement—but perhaps not enough so you'd notice. By challenging women to identify complex emotional expressions like pride or...

Eating more fruit and vegetables linked to better mental well-being – new study

It is well known that eating lots of fruit and vegetables is good for your physical health, but our latest research suggests that it...

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Scientists confirm the main cause of dementia

In a recent study, researchers confirmed they discovered the main cause of dementia. The researchers suggest that the build-up of urea in the brain to...

Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

For older people, weight training is more important than cardio exercise

In a recent study from Wake Forest University, researchers found that weight training is more effective than cardio for older people. It is known that...
Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

In a recent study, researchers found long-term use of two antidepressants is linked to a higher risk of dementia. In addition, drugs prescribed for bladder...
Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

With the help of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, a German-led group of astronomers have observed the intriguing characteristics of an unusual type of...