Category Archives: News

Meet the woman behind one of Ireland’s Death Cafes: ‘Their popularity has surged during pandemic’

A nurse, a teacher, and a journalist log in to a Zoom. ups of tea and coffee in hand, they are participating in an online ‘Death Café’.  These people are meeting today because they share something in common: they are all going to die. Death Cafes bring people from all walks of life together to… Read More »

Increase of Certain Fatty Acids Can Help Reduce Migraine Severity

Migraine is among the biggest reasons for disability worldwide. Current treatment options are sometimes inadequate for providing complete relief for sufferers. Research has found that a change in diet provides one more option sufferers are able to use in their attempt to have less headaches and migraines. Polyunsaturated fatty acids, which the body doesn’t produce,… Read More »

Psychedelic spurs growth of neural connections lost in depression

The psychedelic drug psilocybin, a naturally occurring compound found in some mushrooms, has been studied as a potential treatment for depression for years. But exactly how it works in the brain and how long beneficial results might last is still unclear. In a new study, Yale researchers show that a single dose of psilocybin given… Read More »

Disability advocates slam vaccine rollout

Forgotten. Disregarded. Dehumanised. That’s how people living with disabilities feel about about Australia’s “debacle” of a vaccine rollout. Sam Connor has muscular dystrophy, heart and lung issues and uses a wheelchair. After much trying, the People With Disabilities Australia president secured her first vaccine on Saturday. The federal government on Monday said 12,521 people living… Read More »

Biodiversity and Your Health

Biodiversity is, in a nutshell, all life on Earth. It’s all the animal and plant species, how they coexist within our ecosystems, and the benefits we get from it all. For example, rivers and streams deliver flowing water; insects pollinate crops; livestock graze on grass; we eat fish from the ocean. Weather patterns and global… Read More »