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Feelings about fat key to reducing it
3 years ago

Feelings about fat key to reducing it

The New Zealand government has just launched a campaign to tackle what is now a childhood obesity epidemic. The Before School Check (B4SC) programme will, by December 2017, refer on …
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Diagnosis hits harder than we think
3 years ago

Diagnosis hits harder than we think

Diagnosis is important in identifying and curing disease, but we cannot ignore that it also has a very strong social impact, says Doctor Annemarie Jutel, an associate professor at Victoria …
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Social isolation challenge for happy city
3 years ago

Social isolation challenge for happy city

In the world of city planning, attention is turning to the psychological impact of the built environment. Can a row of buildings make people as happy as they can make …
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Therapy helps beat diabetes
3 years ago

Therapy helps beat diabetes

Clinical psychologist Steve Malcolm talks to Sally Webster about his recent involvement in a diabetic trial and how value and belief work is vital in beating the now rampant disease. …
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Social isolation roots of female mental illness?
3 years ago

Social isolation roots of female mental illness?

If you’re female and have a good social life there’s less chance of you committing suicide – this was at the core of a recently published study, courtesy the Journal …
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Zero certainty fuels mental illness
3 years ago

Zero certainty fuels mental illness

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WINZ ups mental health training
3 years ago

WINZ ups mental health training

SALLY WEBSTER discovers yet another layer of welfare related outrage was heaped on the British government yesterday. The British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies issued a press release stating …
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No paper left for convalescent colouring
3 years ago

No paper left for convalescent colouring

If anything shows that people are desperate for a quiet and healing distraction from their frantic lives, it’s the frenzied buying of a meticulously executed colouring book that is purported …
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Aged care icon derelict for decade
4 years ago

Aged care icon derelict for decade

Caring for a ballooning population of elderly New Zealanders is one of this country’s biggest challenges and focuses largely on Auckland. This is not a new problem.

As colonial …
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The Misery Trap
4 years ago

The Misery Trap

IT’S NOT ABOUT WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD THESE DAYS. IT’S ABOUT HOW MUCH YOU CAN GET ON CREDIT. THIS YEAR’S RECORD CREDIT DEBT FIGURES SHOW NEW ZEALANDERS ARE HAPPIER TO …
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