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May appoints minister to tackle loneliness issues raised by Jo Cox

Tracey Crouch tasked with implementing recommendations from commission set up after the MP’s death

Theresa May has appointed one of her ministers to lead on issues connected to loneliness, implementing one of the main recommendations of a report into the …

Almost 75% of people on mental health program left without NDIS support

Funding withdrawn from those in psychosocial program on mistaken assumption they will be eligible for national disability insurance scheme

Hundreds of Australians in a support program for severe mental health issues are falling through the cracks of the national disability …

Tracking the Impact of Early Abuse and Neglect

Newswise — Children who experience abuse and neglect early in life are more likely to have problems in social relationships and underachieve academically as adults.

Maltreatment experienced before age 5 can have negative effects that continue to be seen nearly …

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Study Suggests Ways to Encourage Homeowners to Save Energy

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  • Kathryn Caldwell

As winter temperatures plummet into the single digits, plenty of homeowners wish they could keep their home energy costs down — and help the environment …

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High Salt Diet Produces Dementia: Mouse Study

Summary: Researchers reveal high salt intake reduces resting cerebral blood flow and can contribute to dementia in mice.

Source: Weill Cornell Medicine.

A high-salt diet reduces resting blood flow to the brain and causes dementia in mice, according to a

Being Bilingual May Help Autistic Children

Summary: McGill researchers reveal being bilingual may benefit children on the autism spectrum when it comes to executive function.

Source: McGill University.

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) often have a hard time switching gears from one task to another.

Cannabis Abuse Alters Activity of Brain Regions Linked to Negative Emotion

Summary: Researchers report brain alterations associated with heightened feelings of negative emotion and alienation in people who have a dependence on cannabis.

Source: Elsevier.

Young people with cannabis dependence have altered brain function that may be the source of emotional

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No Evidence to Support Link Between Violent Video Games and Behavior

Summary: A new study from University of York researchers backs up previous findings that there is no evidence to support the theory that violent video games increase real life aggressive behavior in gamers.

Source: University of York.

Researchers at the

Cannabis Abuse Alters Activity of Brain Regions Linked to Negative Emotion

Summary: Researchers report brain alterations associated with heightened feelings of negative emotion and alienation in people who have a dependence on cannabis.

Source: Elsevier.

Young people with cannabis dependence have altered brain function that may be the source of emotional

Tissue-Based Soft Robot that Mimics Biomechanics of a Stingray Developed

Los Angeles, CA (Scicasts) — UCLA bioengineering professor Ali Khademhosseini has led the development of a tissue-based soft robot that mimics the biomechanics of a stingray. The new technology could lead to advances in bio-inspired robotics, regenerative medicine and medical