Investing in health may cut welfare costs for Hong Kong. But other than encouraging people to cultivate a healthy body and a healthy mind, more needs to be done to create job opportunities and reduce poverty, thereby maximizing the benefits of welfare investment.
Date Posted: October 29, 2016
Categories: Mental Health in Asia, OtherGO
There are several workshops which aim to help young people to use dance to explore their mental health problems. Dance can be used for youth to explore their mental health problems, and the impact on the people around them. Even if most of them have ...
Categories: Bipolar, Dance TherapyGO
Humanitarian emergencies - such as earthquakes, extreme drought, or war - not only affect people’s physical health but also their psychological and social health and well-being. More and better can be done for the mental health of disaster ...
Categories: Mental Health Professions, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / ...GO
A late night at the library, copious amounts of energy drinks or coffee and class notes from the last month; surely you'll be able to ace the exam if you just spend the next 24 hours focused on the material. Unfortunately, procrastination and sleep ...
Categories: Academic Issues, Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Health ...GO
Most visual hallucinations are associated with illnesses such as schizophrenia, Parkinson's disease, migraines, and some forms of dementia, but healthy people can also experience hallucinations, from drugs, sleep deprivation, or loss of vision.
Noise pollution is a lot worse for you than you'd have thought. According to the World Health Organisation, it's the second biggest environmental cause of health problems in humans after air pollution. Studies from 2012 suggested it contributed to ...
Beyond Blue chairman Jeff Kennett has called for the performance bonuses of chief executives to be partially linked to the mental wellbeing of their employees. In a speech to the Business Council of Australia’s Mentally Healthy Workplaces ...
Categories: Workplace IssuesGO
With Black Friday, Christmas shopping and the winter sales all approaching, consumers around the world will once again overindulge in systematic unplanned purchases that provide little more than a short-term emotional fix. At times, this can cause ...
Categories: Compulsive Spending / ShoppingGO
Psychologists are exploring complementary therapies and integrated approaches to better treat the complex problem of chronic pain. More effort is being put into studying complementary therapies, including hypnosis, meditation and yoga, that may ease ...
Categories: Chronic Pain, Hypnosis, Mindfulness, Mindfulness Meditation, Pain ...GO
Anecdotal reports of dishonesty escalating over time are common. Thus, a team of researchers from University College London (U.C.L.) and Duke University decided to investigate. The team's findings confirm in a laboratory setting that dishonesty ...
Categories: Antisocial personality, OtherGO
New research has found that growing up in a warm family environment in childhood is associated with feeling more secure in romantic relationships in one's 80s. The findings show that men who grew up in caring homes were more adept at managing ...
Categories: Adult psychological development, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, ...GO
For millions of parents who raise children in two homes, tricky problems and emotional volatility often greatly complicates their negotiations. The pain of lost love can propel former partners to act impulsively out of hurt, anger or spite. The fear ...
Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Divorce / Divorce Adjustment, Family ...GO
The type of fat you eat matters, but a new study suggests that the benefits of good fats vanish when stress enters the picture. This study is the first to show that stress has the potential to cancel out benefits of choosing healthier fats.
Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Health Psychology, Stress ...GO
Growing up in a well-off home can benefit a child’s physical health even decades later, but a lack of parent-child warmth, or the presence of abuse, may eliminate the health advantage of a privileged background, according to a Baylor University ...
Categories: Child Development, ParentingGO
Practising mindfulness - spending time paying attention to your current mental experiences in a non-judgmental way - has been associated with many beneficial outcomes, including reduced anxiety and improved decision making (although note, there ...