Speaking to the doctor about mental health condition gets easier over time, survey finds – News-Medical. Net

Today NPS MedicineWise released survey results about young Australians with mental health issues. Almost half (47%) were uncomfortable speaking to their physician about it when first diagnosed. This got easier over time. Around 4 in 10 (43%) had used a mental health safety plan. This is something that can lower the risk of suicide by almost half. We carried out […]

How does having a sense of purpose influence our well-being? – Medical News Today

In today’s consumerist, fast-moving culture, the pursuit of meaning in life may not be everyone’s immediate goal. However , research shows that finding meaning in life, whatever that might be for the individual, could significantly benefit well-being. Share on Pinterest Why does searching for, and finding meaning in life improve our sense of wellbeing? Image credit: Studio Firma/Stocksy. The quest […]

Monkeypox is a global health emergency: What to know – Medical News Today

Share on Pinterest The WHO has declared monkeypox a global wellness emergency. How can a person prevent infection? Image credit: Al Diaz/Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Getty Images. Earlier this month, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the recent monkeypox outbreak a worldwide health emergency. There are more than 16, 000 reported cases of monkeypox within 75 countries and territories. […]

Women’s heart health: Potassium-rich foods may be key – Medical News Today

Share on Pinterest Foods that are rich in potassium may help offset the harm of excessive salt, a new study suggests. Image credit: Dina Issam/EyeEm/Getty Images. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. Diets high in sodium increase a person’s risk of high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. With the widespread consumption of processed food items, many people […]

What are the health benefits of friendship? – Medical News Today

For most people, friendships form an important part of life. Sharing experiences is part of being human. And many studies have shown that loneliness has a negative effect on our well-being. Friendship has a positive impact on mental health, but can it also have physical benefits? Healthcare News Today looks at the evidence and speaks to experts in order to […]

Epidemic and emerging disease alerts in the Pacific as of 19 July 2022 – World – ReliefWeb

American Samoa: As of 26 June 2022, a total of 6,555 COVID-19 cases and 31 deaths have been reported by the American Samoa Department of Health. – Source: American Samoa Department of Health, Weekly Situational Report, 20-26 June, 2022. Australia: As of 18 July 2022, 8,802,227 confirmed cases of COVID-19 including 10,719 deaths were reported in Australia.– Source: Department of […]