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About 60% of Australians are not physically active enough to reap health benefits. AAP/Tracey Nearmy

Most Australians are taking a chance with chronic disease

Nearly all Australians are taking a lifestyle risk that will increase the chance of developing a chronic disease, and more than half are taking two or three, a report released today by the Australian Institute…

Living alone increases depression risk

People living alone are 80% more likely to develop depression than any other social group. Finnish researchers studied 3,500…
Gentle electrical stimulation of the brain can help with depression and maybe also boost attention. Flickr/Rohan Phillips

Electrical stimulation of the brain is a safe treatment for depression

The use of weak electrical currents to stimulate the brain is a safe treatment for depression and might even improve attention and reduce pain elsewhere in the body, an Australian study has found. Medical…
Emo music may be bleak but there’s no evidence to show it causes depression. Flickr/Corrie

Monday’s medical myth: emo music makes you depressed

Like death metal and grunge before it, emo music has copped more than its fair share of criticism since it rose to prominence a decade ago. Rather than being seen as an outlet for young people to express…

Depression link to heart disease not affected by medication

People with major depression and anxiety are 75% more likely to have a heart rate condition linked to cardiovascular disease - regardless of whether they are taking antidepressants, new research shows…
Long-term meditators have larger sections of the brain responsible for regulating emotion. Tezatrataz/Phra Ajan Jerapunyo Abbot of Watkungtaphao

Beyond spirituality: the role of meditation in mental health

Meditation has traditionally been associated with Eastern mysticism but science is beginning to show that cultivating a “heightened” state of consciousness can have a major impact on our brain, the way…
You can use all kinds of iPhone apps to track and improve your health. chunghow33

Reviewing the top medical iPhone apps … what’s the diagnosis?

Want to quit smoking, lose weight, manage your diabetes or get a good night’s sleep? No worries. There’s an app for all of that. But it’s not always clear which medical apps are based on solid evidence…

Depression diminishes ability to hate

Depression affects various areas of the brain including the area that controls the feeling of hatred, according to a study…
ECT is the most rapid and effective treatment for depression but it’s still plagued with stigma. Irina Souiki

It’s time to move on from ECT’s shocking past

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has come a long way since earlier, darker days when it was known as electric shock therapy and conjured images from One Flew Over the Cukoo’s Nest. But just when it seems…

Our illusion of control

A study into depression is shedding new light on a fascinating facet of human psychology – our propensity to delude ourselves…
Illness is inextricably linked to lifestyle stressors. Michael Clesle

To improve men’s health, treat the cause not just the illness

Whichever way you look at it, men’s health in Australia is uniformly worse than women’s. Men die, on average, five years earlier than women born at the same time and are likely to experience more health…

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