Health Research & Education

New mobile phone ban to protect primary school kids’ mental health

Mobile phones will be banned in primary school classrooms in a New South Wales Government bid to reduce online bullying and risk factors associated with students’ mental health. The introduction of the new law was announced Thursday and followed a commission in June led by psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg. Under the new rules, students will…

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Singapore study finds mental illness more prevalent in young adults

Young Singaporean adults aged 18-34 are most at risk of developing a mental health illness, a Singapore Mental Health Study has found. A report on the findings, released on Tuesday this week, showed individuals in that age group were most likely to have experienced bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, alcohol abuse, and obsessive compulsive disorder.…

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Every drop counts – World Water Week 2018

This week is the World Water Week (WWW) Forum 2018 and this year’s focus is on ‘Water, ecosystems and human development’. Every year, WWW provides a platform for over 300 organisations to consider the latest research and encourage new thinking and positive action towards water-related issues worldwide.  Around 1.1 billion people around the world do not…

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Low in magnesium? Talk to your doctor today.

Have you checked your magnesium levels lately? Stress, a poor diet and lack of vitamin D can strip the body of this vital mineral, together with excessive exercise and alcohol consumption, and Type 2 diabetes. Magnesium keeps your heart, muscles and blood pressure in check, maintains strong bones and regulates body temperature. A lack of…

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