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Smoking while pregnant: Canberra the worst when compared with peers

Smoking while pregnant: Canberra the worst when compared with peers | Lives Lived Well | Scoop.it
Canberra has emerged as the worst in its peer group for women smoking while pregnant and the territory had the second-highest rate of infant and child deaths compared with similar high-income metropolitan areas. 
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VicHealth - Alcohol kills more than 5,500 every year new figures show

VicHealth - Alcohol kills more than 5,500 every year new figures show | Lives Lived Well | Scoop.it
The Alcohol’s Burden of Disease in Australia report, found 5,554 deaths and 157,132 hospitalisations were caused by alcohol in 2010, with the number of deaths increasing by 62 per cent since the study was last undertaken a decade ago.
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Introvert or extrovert, normal or abnormal: the problem with personality types

Introvert or extrovert, normal or abnormal: the problem with personality types | Lives Lived Well | Scoop.it

The idea that people can be classified into types has a long history. Writing 23 centuries ago, the Greek philosopher Theophrastus sketched 30 characters that are instantly recognisable to this day. They include the chatterbox, the back-biter, the ungrateful grumbler, the penny-pincher and the patron of rascals. This ancient attempt to sort people into types reflects the enduring challenge of understanding psychological diversity.

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Reports of alcohol-related family trouble remain up in US

Reports of alcohol-related family trouble remain up in US | Lives Lived Well | Scoop.it
Americans are much more likely now than they were 30 years ago to say drinking has been a cause of trouble in their family. Those who acknowledge having alcohol-related family problems are less likely to say they drink.
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No accident or provocation defence in proposed QLD 'coward punch' law

No accident or provocation defence in proposed QLD 'coward punch' law | Lives Lived Well | Scoop.it

Legal community is concerned by new offences under the proposed Safe Night Out strategy.

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Change jail mentality and there will be fewer offenders

Change jail mentality and there will be fewer offenders | Lives Lived Well | Scoop.it
Do more prisoners equal a better society? NSW imprisonment rates have skyrocketed to an unprecedented high in the past 12 months despite a drop in crime rates.
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Facebook app to predict mental health relapse

Facebook app to predict mental health relapse | Lives Lived Well | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers are looking at how social media can be used to prevent relapse in a person living with mental illness.
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New Carlton practice provides health support for LGBTIQ communities

New Carlton practice provides health support for LGBTIQ communities | Lives Lived Well | Scoop.it
QUEERSPACE — a service supporting the mental health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) communities — has landed in Carlton.
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Synthetic drugs continue to evolve amid bans, regulation #AWS2014 speakers talk to the ABC

Synthetic drugs continue to evolve amid bans, regulation #AWS2014 speakers talk to the ABC | Lives Lived Well | Scoop.it

An emergency room doctor and researcher says prohibition is driving the rate that new synthetic drugs are evolving in Australia.

 

Synthetic drugs or "legal highs" can be packaged as party pills, herbal highs, bath salts or even plant food, but often contain new and untested chemicals designed to mimic the effects of drugs like cannabis, LSD and amphetamines.

 

To help stop people using synthetic drugs, the Queensland, New South Wales, and South Australian governments have put a blanket ban on possessing or selling substances other than alcohol, tobacco and food that have a psychoactive effect.

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Doctor fears growing prescription drug dependency

Doctor fears growing prescription drug dependency | Lives Lived Well | Scoop.it
A QUEENSLAND doctor fears a growing prescription drug dependency and misuse of over-the-counter pain relief are even more prevalent in regional areas.
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Illicit use of drugs (NDSHS 2013 key findings) (AIHW)

Illicit use of drugs (NDSHS 2013 key findings) (AIHW) | Lives Lived Well | Scoop.it
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Smoking rates down, fewer young people drinking alcohol and mixed results on illicit use of drugs (AIHW)

Smoking rates in Australia continue to drop, according to new results released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
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From tipple to topple: most say we drink too much, Assistant Health Minister Fiona Nash “more work needs to be done”

From tipple to topple: most say we drink too much, Assistant Health Minister Fiona Nash  “more work needs to be done” | Lives Lived Well | Scoop.it
TWO in three Australians believe the country drinks too much — and fewer than one in five say they are completely unconcerned about alcohol consumption, an exclusive Newspoll reveals.
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Alcohol-related illnesses kill 15 Australians each day

Alcohol-related illnesses kill 15 Australians each day | Lives Lived Well | Scoop.it
Alcohol-related illnesses account for four times as many deaths in Australia as road accidents, research shows. p to 15 people die and more than 430 are admitted to hospital every day in Australia due to alcohol-related illnesses, new research shows.

The study reveals that in 2010, excessive and long-term consumption of alcohol resulted in 5,554 deaths and 157,132 hospital admissions

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In the study, jointly commissioned by Victoria Health, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre and the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education, the Northern Territory topped the list with the highest proportion of all deaths being related to alcohol, at 11.8 per cent.

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Drinking ourselves to death

Drinking ourselves to death | Lives Lived Well | Scoop.it

A major report on alcohol use has found an alarming increase in alcohol-related deaths and diseases.

The study found 15 Australians die every day as a result of alcohol consumption.

Its authors are calling for a new national approach to alcohol-related illnesses and deaths.

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Alcohol kills 15 Australians a day, national report shows

Alcohol kills 15 Australians a day, national report shows | Lives Lived Well | Scoop.it

Fifteen Australians die each day and 430 are hospitalised because of alcohol, according to a report on the national burden of booze The report, prepared by the Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, and funded by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education and VicHealth, shows a 62 per cent increase in the number of alcohol deaths, to 5554 in 2010, since the last study was conducted a decade ago.

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NT: Spirits and pre-mixers will hold a $1 tax effective August 1

NT: Spirits and pre-mixers will hold a $1 tax effective August 1 | Lives Lived Well | Scoop.it

Spirits are rising in Darwin – because of an increased grog tax. The Government will swipe about $22 in tax from standard-sized bottles of spirits and consumers will pay $1 in tax for every pre-mixed drink containing the hard stuff when inflation hits this week, an alcohol body has said.

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Schizophrenia: the most misunderstood mental illness?

Schizophrenia: the most misunderstood mental illness? | Lives Lived Well | Scoop.it
Let’s face it, when most people think about schizophrenia, those thoughts don’t tend to be overly positive. That’s not just a hunch. When my charity, Rethink Mental Illness, Googled the phrase ‘schizophrenics should...’ when researching a potential campaign, we were so distressed by the results, we decided to drop the idea completely. I won’t go into details, but what we found confirmed our worst suspicions.
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How Your Diet Affects Your Mental Health

How Your Diet Affects Your Mental Health | Lives Lived Well | Scoop.it
Over the last half century, the global food industry has profoundly changed the way we eat. While we understand how these dietary changes have impacte...
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Family of suicide victim Rhys Connor bid to raise awareness of fly-in fly-out mental health issues

Family of suicide victim Rhys Connor bid to raise awareness of fly-in fly-out mental health issues | Lives Lived Well | Scoop.it
A YOUNG fly-in, fly-out worker who took his life in the Pilbara left a suicide note that said people “don’t know what it’s like to work FIFO and have depression”.
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This start-up will get the world talking about youth mental health

This start-up will get the world talking about youth mental health | Lives Lived Well | Scoop.it
We don't always have friends and family to talk to. But Talklife, a tech-startup, will soon get more people talking about youth mental health without fear.
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Alcohol Vs sport: the ongoing battle

Alcohol Vs sport: the ongoing battle | Lives Lived Well | Scoop.it
Do sport and booze go hand-in-hand? Is the culture of booze in local sport changing? We spoke to Rob Reid from AFL Gippsland, Assistant Coach of Sale Football Club Shane Fyfe and Brad Griffin from Moe
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Alcohol and energy drink combo boosts urge to drink

Alcohol and energy drink combo boosts urge to drink | Lives Lived Well | Scoop.it
Popular energy drinks that "give you wings" also give you a greater desire to keep drinking when mixed with alcohol, an Australian study finds.
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Energy Drinks Mixed With Alcohol Make You Want to Drink More: Study

Energy Drinks Mixed With Alcohol Make You Want to Drink More: Study | Lives Lived Well | Scoop.it
That vodka Red Bull you’re knocking back might be worse for you than you thought.
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Plain packs help deter young smokers as uptake drops to new low

Plain packs help deter young smokers as uptake  drops to new low | Lives Lived Well | Scoop.it
Evidence is mounting that plain cigarette packaging is helping prevent young people from becoming addicted, life-long customers of big tobacco. From January 2012, all tobacco products have been sold in…
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