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 Loneliness can affect an individual’s mental health

Is living alone detrimental to one’s health? Scientists have discovered that loneliness can affect an individual’s mental health status, regardless of age and gender, writes Tim Newman.

“When the scientists delved deeper into the relationship between CMDs and living alone, they found that loneliness explained 84% of the association”.

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Thinking positively about the future requires deeper reflection

The Social Psychological and Personality Science journal has published new research, indicating that individuals were less satisfied with their lives when they predicted a distinct change from their present life after ten years, reports Jamie Ducharme.

“My guess is that people who want to be better and also recognize what stands in the way of doing that are the people who would take action to get to a better place in life,” he says. “It’s not bad to think positively about the future, so long as we think about what stands in the way and how we can overcome it.”

Toxic work environment between healthcare professionals unhealthy for patients

Research has demonstrated that a toxic work environment between healthcare professionals, negatively impacted the wellbeing of patients and also the psychological health of staff, writes Johanna Westbrook.

“In healthcare, a simulation with doctors and nurses managing a rapidly deteriorating baby found the performance of clinicians exposed to mild rudeness suffered, both in diagnosing and treating the baby, putting the patient at risk. Team communication shut down, impacting the quality of care”.

Alternative medicine beneficial for the infertile couples

When couples have difficulty conceiving a baby, IVF or other forms of medical technology are often seen as the conventional treatment. However, new evidence indicates that alternative medicine used on its own or in conjunction with IVF is proving to be beneficial for infertile couples, reports Kim Macdonald.

“The well-paced corridors of the infertility journey are increasingly filled with hope — and confusion — as a raft of new technologies and alternative medicines enter mainstream Australia”.

Read more at The West Australian

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