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Getting an initial specialists' appointment is the hidden waitlist
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Getting an initial specialists’ appointment is the hidden waitlist

Written by: Stephen Duckett, Director, Health Program, Grattan Institute States compare wait times differently so it's hard to judge the scale of the problem. from www.shutterstock.comThe recent release of specialist outpatient waiting times by the new South Australian government caused...

Loneliness is contagious – and here's how to beat it
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Loneliness is contagious – and here’s how to beat it

Written by: Olivia Remes, PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge Is anybody there? ShutterstockLoneliness is a common condition affecting around one in three adults. It damages your brain, immune system, and can lead to depression and suicide. Loneliness can also increase...

To reduce stress and anxiety, write your happy thoughts down
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To reduce stress and anxiety, write your happy thoughts down

Written by: Michael Smith, Associate Professor of Psychology, Northumbria University, Newcastle A. and I. Kruk/Shutterstock.comWriting about positive emotions may help to reduce stress and anxiety, according to our new study, published in the British Journal of Health Psychology. Earlier research...

Rethinking the penalties for rape
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Rethinking the penalties for rape

Written by: Lucia Lorenzi, SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow in English and Cultural Studies, McMaster University Activists protest in Barcelona, Spain on June 21, 2018. A Spanish court triggered a new wave of outrage by granting bail to five men acquitted of...

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