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Benefits of music therapy is backed by research

We’ve all experienced music’s ability to influence our mood but growing research shows that the benefits are more far-reaching. From helping to ease anxiety in dementia patients, positively impacting behaviours for at-risk youth and adult offenders, and helping women undergoing gyneacological and fertility treatment, music therapy in the clinical setting is on the rise. As…


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SWSLHD and Ingham Institute work together on COVID-19 clinical trials

South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) and the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research have been working hard to identify and initiate COVID-19 clinical trials in south western Sydney. There are more than 15 clinical trials, both community and hospital-based. These include: Community-based: For those people being managed at home who are COVID-19 positive,…




A t-shirt that monitors your breathing? It’s not science fiction

 Associate Professors Gaetano Gargiulo and Paul Breen examining new Saiiv technology developed at Western Sydney University’s MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development   Imagine a t-shirt that can monitor your breathing, your heart rate, your temperature, even your unborn baby’s kicks and heartbeat. While it may sound like something from a sci-fi film, researchers…


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Hope, resilience and spirituality: the other side of trauma care

Faced with life-changing adversity, some people cope extremely well. Unfortunately, many others, who are faced with the same (or similar) challenges, struggle as stress, anxiety and depression set in. The question that inevitably arises is: why? Why does one person cope, while another flounders? And what adaptive responses do they utilise that make the difference?…


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People with eating disorders triggered by heightened focus on food during COVID-19

During these unprecedented times, many of us are worried, not only about the coronavirus itself, but also about food and the public’s perceived need to stockpile. This incorrect assumption about the scarcity of food has resulted in shortages and empty supermarket shelves. For some people, these shortages may be nothing more than an annoyance while…


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