Exercise – Podcast

Following the release of the WHO guidelines on physical activity the ABC Health Report did a podcast on What dose of physical activity is best for you? Dr Norman Swan interviews Dr Melody Ding Associate Professor, Sydney School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney Podcast 30 November: length 8.5 minutes …

Private Lives – Survey on health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ people in Australia

Comment: This report from Latrobe University is a comprehensive survey of the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ people in Australia. In total, 6,835 participants completed the PL3 surveyOver half (54.4%) of participants were in a committed romantic relationship/s, of whom almost half (48.1%) had been in this relationship/s for five or more years.Almost three fifths …

Mindfulness

Comment: The Harvard Review of Psychiatry has just published a review related to mindfulness and behavioral change. This article from MedicalXpress discusses the paper. I have also provided a link to the original research paper. Mindfulness approaches can help patients with a wide range of physical and mental health conditions to initiate and sustain changes …

Exercise and Cancer

Comment: Article highlights the usefulness of exercise as part of the overall approach to cancer treatment and the challenges and differences as to how the Medicare system treats funding for exercise programs for cancer in comparison to other diseases. Orthopaedic surgeon Jonathan Herald says he sees how much quicker patients recover with structured exercise rehabilitation. …

Chronic Pain in Adults

Comment: As part of the Psychology Week 2020 the Australian Psychological Society (APS) has released a series of resources related to managing chronic pain. There is strong evidence that engaging with a psychologist with experience in treating pain early in treatment can help recovery. Getting timely access to the right treatment for pain is importantto …