Tag Archives: anxiety

Personality change link to chronic pain: study

In a world first, Australian researchers have found that people with chronic pain experience physical alterations in their brain that likely lead to negative personality changes. The study, led by Neuroscience Research Australia and UNSW Sydney Associate Professor Sylvia Gustin, discovered people with chronic pain have smaller amounts of the …

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Antidepressant use: risk of gestational diabetes?

Taking antidepressants while expecting a baby is linked to a heightened risk of developing gestational diabetes, a condition specifically related to pregnancy, say Canadian researchers. Gestational diabetes affects up to one in five pregnant women worldwide, typically leading to pregnancies prone to complications, including overweight babies and prolonged labour due …

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Research project focus on PTSD in emergency units

UNSW Sydney and insurer EML will undertake a three-year project to better understand and treat the links between post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety in NSW emergency services personnel. The research, to be funded by an Australia Research Council grant, will evaluate an NSW emergency services rehabilitation program …

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Australia isn’t sleeping

On World Sleep Day it’s worth noting that over 12 million sleepless nights are endured across Australia every week and much of the blame is being placed on Australia’s scorching summer nights. New research released on World Sleep Day suggests Australia’s record-hot summer stole the sleep of more than a …

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Cannabis Access Clinics consults are now cheaper

Cannabis Access Clinics has reduced the price of consults for patients in Queensland. The reduction reflects changes announced by the Queensland government on August 30 regarding streamlined access to medicinal marijuana. The new approach taken in the state expands the class of doctor who can apply and reduces the reporting …

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5 ways to banish anxious thinking and become a more powerful you

Why do we spend such a crazy amount of time worrying about things? Small things, big things, imagined things – anything? If our anxiety paid dividends, fine, but in most cases it only serves to heighten stress levels, and dilute our confidence, courage and performance quality. Some worry of course, …

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