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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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Pope, pupils and positivity tackle climate change
3 years ago

Pope, pupils and positivity tackle climate change

Earlier this month, somewhere in the Vatican, Pope Francis was handed a DVD of Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival 2015 finalist, Thin Ice. The work is a Victoria University of …
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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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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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Industrial Organisational psychology reduces poverty
3 years ago

Industrial Organisational psychology reduces poverty

Image ‘Tanzanian Lunch’  thanks to Michigan State University

When Massey University Professor Stuart Carr received a Fellowship to the Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology (SIOP) this June, he wasn’t …
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Emotion via mid-air feed?
3 years ago

Emotion via mid-air feed?

As Doctor Marianna Obrist dons her lab coat each morning at Sussex University, a view of the gently rolling hills of England’s South Downs offering  a calm distraction, SALLY WEBSTER …
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