Europe has few options if Russia decides to attack the Baltics.
US President Donald Trump's attacks on allies and conciliatory actions toward Russia have made European leaders feel more vulnerable than ever.
The more you diet, the more obsessed with food you become.
Being a mindful eater is about ending your obsession with food and weight loss and listening to your body.
The Gillard government’s carbon price had no effect on the aviation industry.
If Australia is to meet its climate targets, radical measures could be required to reduce emissions in sectors such as aviation.
Green spaces and meaningful tasks are both good for mental health.
Gardening not only provides nutritious food, but a reminder of home for refugees.
Anxiety can drive obsessions and resistance to change.
Even though people with autism are more likely to think about concrete stuff rather than abstract feelings, anxiety still exists and, if not recognised, can cause significant problems.
Alcohol and sport go hand-in-hand too often in Australia.
Alcohol has several negative effects on post-exercise recovery and rehydration, and should be avoided after sport and exercise
Each year an estimated 100 000 women have complications during childbirth which leave them with obstetric vaginal fistula.
Traumatised children can go on to lead better lives.
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An evaluation of a therapeutic foster care program has shown significant improvements in children previously thought too complex and challenging for foster care.
By the time children are five, they should show preference for a particular hand and be able to work with others.
Children aged three to five don't need to do formal academic assignments in early childhood education to hit their milestones.
Most people with low back pain aren’t getting the most effective treatment.
A recent series on low back pain by the global medical journal The Lancet shows doctors often overlook recommended treatments, such as advice to stay active and to exercise.
Getting rid of NAPLAN would remove a distraction from the classroom and allow teachers more time to understand and address the needs of the students.
Getting rid of NAPLAN would allow teachers more time to respond to and address the needs of their students, rather than teaching to the test.
Singing increases breathing control and lung capacity, can improve your health, and release the happy hormone.
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Almost anyone can be taught how to sing.
Young men and overseas tourists are particularly at risk.
New research shows what type of signs are most effective at communicating safety messages in national parks - and what not to do.
An image from 1886 showing a group of Indigenous Australians posed around the lower Murray River in flood.
As the health of the Murray Darling Basin is in decline, fish ear bones recovered from ancient Aboriginal camp sites can provide vital data about river health in the past.
Our research found that children place the most emphasis on issues such as having the Family Court process and the roles of key players explained to them, and on being heard.
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In the Family Court, respecting what matters to children can help determine how sustainable and workable the arrangements are. Research shows
Volunteer tourism should be subject to checks and balances, with host communities firmly in the driver’s seat.
Volunteer tourism is often criticised for focusing on profit and volunteer experience. But improving monitoring and evaluation and putting host communities in charge can make it more sustainable.
The programs are long and intense, the creativity and relationships aspect of the vocation has been eroded, there is pervasive negativity in the media, and comparatively poor salary and working conditions.
There's been a drop in the number of people enrolling in teacher preparation courses. This is due to problems such as pay, professional autonomy, and a national obsession with standardised testing.
The study showed that boosting the office temperature a little can save energy and keep office workers comfortable without sacrificing their cognitive performance.
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Our study found that office workers performed just the same, whether the air conditioning was set at 22°C or 25°C. But making that tweak can cut energy use by 18%.
And if you wait too long to survey a community, it can end up being too be too late to turn the tide of opinion.
'Social licence to operate' is a term describing how much community support a project or company has. As the Northern Rivers CSG experience shows, failing to get it can have costly impacts for firms.
In a 2016 ABS survey, one in two women reported having experienced sexual harassment, but 90% of them did not contact the police.
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Critics say that #MeToo has turned the legal principle of innocent until proven guilty on its head, but such comments privilege the rights of perpetrators over justice for victims.