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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.
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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.
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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.
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
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
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.
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.