Mental Health

Australian Leaders Respond to Istanbul Attacks and More Zedlines!

Australian Leaders Respond to Istanbul Attacks, Helium Gas Field Discovered in Tanzania, Bomb Blast at Perth Mosque. (image:Wikipedia)

Australian Leaders Respond to Istanbul Attacks

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is expected to stop his campaigning later today to comment on the recent attacks at Istanbul airport.

Foreign minister Julie Bishop released a statement condemning the attack, and advised it is unknown if any Australians have been injured.

Travel advice by the Australian Government has been updated, urging travellers to reconsider their need to travel to Istanbul.

Up to a Third of Young Australian Women have Disordered Eating Patterns and More Zedlines!

Up to a Third of Young Australian Women have Disordered Eating Patterns, Parties Urged to Commit to Recycling Scheme and Indian Schoolgirl Jailed for Cheating. (Image:flickr)

Up to a Third of Young Australian Women have Disordered Eating Patterns

Researchers from UQ have found that up to a third of young Australian women display disordered eating behavior.

In conjunction with the Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University in Sweden, the study showed 4% of women aged 18-23 reported symptoms of bulimia nervosa while 17% reported episodes of overeating and 16% reported binge eating.

Victorian committee recommends euthanasia reform - and more Zedlines

A parliamentary committee in Victoria has recommended reforms that would allow doctors to assist the deaths of patients with a terminal illness. (Image Source: flickr)

Research turns waste into electricity 

A Queensland researcher has discovered a new, more efficient way to turn human waste into renewable electricity.

Advanced Water Management Centre researcher Dr Shihu Hu developed a way to recover more methane gas than with traditional waste treatment.

Dr Hu said his method could save hundreds of thousands of dollars at energy facilities.

 

Doctors call for better rural healthcare 

Time in green space improves mental health - and more Zedlines

Time in green space improves mental health, Grandmother avoids sentence for medicinal marijuana, Police case against cheating Indian students and more Zedlines

Time in green space improves mental health

Recent research conducted by the University of Queensland has found that even a small amount of time spent in green spaces can lead to measurable improvements in a person’s health. 

University of Queensland Associate Professor Richard Fuller says spending 30min or more in outdoor green spaces each week can decrease prevalence of depression by 7 percent, and high blood pressure 9 percent. 

Exxon Mobil facing shareholder pressure for climate change

Exxon Mobil facing shareholder pressure for climate change, QUT Project to Help People with Dementia at Airports, Sir Douglas Nicholls to be remembered as a part of AFL’s Indigenous Round and more Zedlines

QUT Project to Help People with Dementia at Airports

A QUT project is developing resources to make airports more accessible for people with dementia.

Dr. Maria O’Reilly is designing a user guide to Brisbane’s Domestic and International Airport Terminals as well as producing a resources kit to be used by airport staff.

Leonie Vandeven, says the new guidelines from the project will be integrated into Brisbane Airports’ current Disability Access program.

Suicide prevention key part of election policies

Ahead of the Federal Election, major parties and political candidates are being urged to spell out their plan to tackle suicide and self-harm across Australia.
It's been described as a "national emergency", with latest ABS figures showing the suicide rate has increased by nearly 20% in the past decade.
Suicide Prevention Australia CEO Sue Murray says there are nearly 30 federal electorates where the problem has hit an alarming level.

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Brisbane’s first Trans Fair Day, and more Zedlines.

Brisbane’s first Trans Fair Day, Election Update: Greens pledge $15 million for accessible abortions, Baltimore officer acquitted in Freddie Gray case, and more Zedlines. (Image: Trans Fair Day Facebook page).

Brisbane’s first Trans Fair Day

Brisbane hosted its first Trans Fair Day over the weekend in New Farm Neighbourhood Centre.

The fair, hoping to become an annual event, is a community focused day that supports the mental and physical health of local Trans and Gender Diverse People of all ages.

The event went ahead on Sunday with the support of Neami National, Many Genders One Voice the Queensland AIDS Council and other local LGBTI support groups.

 

Palaszczuk government investing $25 million into Gold Coast

350.org calls out QLD’s climate action blockers and more Zedlines

Environmental organisation 350.org will host a mock auction in Brisbane city today to expose politicians who are opposed to climate action. Image: 350.org

350.org calls out QLD’s climate action blockers

Environmental organisation 350.org will host a mock auction in Brisbane city today to expose politicians who are opposed to climate action.

The rally will call out candidates who the organisation considers to have sold out to the fossil fuel industry and who put coal, oil and gas above communities.

The faux auction is a part of 350.org's Pollution Free Politics campaign and will be held at Reddaclife Place on George Street at 1pm Tuesday afternoon.

Dogs providing independence and freedom

Assistance Dogs Australia trains dogs to perform a range of tasks for people living with disabilities such as physical incapacities, autism, post-traumatic stress and dementia. Every assistance dog undergoes tailored training in order to provide people with freedom and independence, and to meet the individual needs of their new owner. It can take up to two years and costs over $30,000 to train each dog. But here's the amazing bit: assistance dogs are placed free of charge with their new owner for up to 10 years.

South African gold miners to sue mining companies and more Zedlines

A high court judge has ruled thousands of South African gold miners and their families could pursue a multi-million-dollar class action against mining companies over fatal respiratory diseases contracted at work. (Source: Pixabay)

South African gold miners to sue mining companies
A high court judge has ruled thousands of South African gold miners and their families could pursue a multi-million-dollar class action against mining companies over fatal respiratory diseases contracted at work.

The decision opens the way for the current and former miners to sue about 30 companies for damages, after suffering silicosis and tuberculosis from dangerous underground working conditions dating back decades.

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