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Sydney Morning HeraldJuly 21, 2016
Bridie Smith

Blood test being developed could pick up Alzheimer's disease clues long before symptoms show

La Trobe University researchers have identified abnormalities in the blood linked to the degenerative condition, which affects more than 350,000 Australians. more...

Medical DailyJuly 24, 2016 Samantha Olson

Kids With Anxiety Disorders 'Significantly' Benefit From Mindfulness Exercises By Changing Brain Activity

Anxiety disorders plague more than one in four adolescents between the ages of 13 and 18, and many of them are treated with antidepressants and other medications to try and help them live a relatively healthy childhood. more...

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ABC NewsJuly 22, 2016 Caitlyn Gribbin and Greg Jennett

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has indicated the Federal Government may want access to the mental health files of individuals suspected of terrorist activity

Mr Turnbull said he valued Australia's "very significant" privacy protections, but his priority was to keep people safe. more...

Independent UKJuly 25, 2016  Independent (UK)

Mental illness has become a convenient scapegoat for terrorism – but the causes of terror are rarely so simple

The media glosses over the specifics in favour of creating a kind of homogenised bogeyman figure: a religious fundamentalist afflicted by mental illness and immune to rationality. more ...

Financial ReviewJuly 25, 2016

Social Services Minister Christian Porter has nominated a $1.4 billion budget saving to be re-directed to NDIS

The saving comes from ending the payment of carbon tax compensation to new recipients of government welfare benefits. more ...