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Demystifying Migraine - World Brain Day July 22nd 2019

Migraines are many things, they come in many different forms, frequencies and severities. Migraines come with many stories, and are often laden with the fears of ‘the next bad one’ or the dread that ‘they will never ever go away’. 

The experience of a migraine is a completely subjective one, it is unique to the person, and like any complex pain experience, it is shaped by the things we think, feel, and do, and by the memories of previous experiences – along with all of the physiological happenings inside your body, and your brain, in the phases before, during and after the migraine.

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Tools for Health for Men and Boys - Men's Health Awareness Week

In June, around the world, attention is turned to the health and wellbeing of males. Particularly the preventable problems that are highlighted in the infographic you see. But, when you ask google for information regarding men’s health, even when you search only for ‘positive’, ‘good’ and ‘healthy’ information about being a man, you really have to dig through a lot of tough statistics to find the plus side. So we’ve found a constructive, solution focussed, way to rethink these negatives.

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YOU, US and EVERYTHING: Get Connected!

Prepare yourself for some big statements to be believed:

We are all connected…

You are deeply connected to everything within you…

Your brain is forging new connections, right now, as you are reading…


Let’s work backward, from the microcosm to the macrocosm, from the individual to the universal, because in beginnings we would like to start with YOU and we want to start small, it’s easier to join the dots.

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Feeling Good in February…and every month for the rest of the year!

Let’s LEARN a little GIVING and LOVING…

Linda Pang, founder of the ‘Feel Good Feb’ and ‘Kindness is Catching’ movements in Sydney, inspires us to have the intention and take the time to make others feel good. Linda’s website and facebook page offers ideas and resources to use for your own Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) to gift to strangers not just in February, but all year round. Kind acts like secretly paying for the coffee of the person in line behind you at a Café, or leaving a small positive handmade present for a stranger at a bus stop.


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BACK TO SCHOOL - 2019

There is something deeply satisfying about ticking off the last item on the school booklist, and walking through the doors of Officeworks with a trolley full of potential. The moment can be even better if you happen to find yourself an inspiring new diary and slip it in with all the kid’s stuff. There must be something ageless about the power of being prepared and turning a fresh new page.


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Trouble getting to sleep at night? - Hush little human, don’t say a word…

Screens can really upset our sleep, and disrupt other hormones including oestrogen, and there is absolutely no place for them in the bedroom. The next time your teens are pleading with you, desperately searching for the reason why you are turning off devices and locking them away in cupboards, get them to watch this 4 minute clip from SciShow

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Small Actions Big Difference, Dementia Australia, 2018.

Dementia Awareness Month is Dementia Australia’s national awareness-raising campaign held every year throughout September. 

Its aim is to encourage all Australians to become more aware of dementia, to get a better understanding of what it is like to live with dementia and how we can support people living with dementia.

This year’s theme is Small actions Big difference.

There are many small actions people can take to create a big difference for people impacted by dementia, their families and carers. 

There are many ways to get involved in Dementia Awareness Month.

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Latest Neuro-Rehabilitation News from Harvard Medical School

I have just returned from The 2018 International Neurorehabilitation Conference in Boston run by Harvard Medical School. I was one of hundreds of delegates from all over the world attending to get the latest updates on cutting-edge treatments to help people with brain problems. We had experts presenting on a large range of topics ranging from neuroplasticity to proven and state-of-the-art brain therapies.

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Growing Evidence Of Brain Plasticity - Michael Merzenich

Neuroscientist Michael Merzenich looks at one of the secrets of the brain's incredible power: its ability to actively re-wire itself. He's researching ways to harness the brain's plasticity to enhance our skills and recover lost function.

This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.

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How do drugs affect the brain? - Sara Garofalo

Most people will take a pill, receive an injection, or otherwise take some kind of medicine during their lives. But most of us don’t know anything about how these substances actually work. How can various compounds impact the way we physically feel, think, and even behave? Sara Garofalo explains how some drugs can alter the communication between cells in the brain.

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How sugar affects the brain - Nicole Avena

When you eat something loaded with sugar, your taste buds, your gut and your brain all take notice. This activation of your reward system is not unlike how bodies process addictive substances such as alcohol or nicotine -- an overload of sugar spikes the number of signals being transmitted in the brain and leaves you craving more. Nicole Avena explains why sweets and treats should be enjoyed in moderation.

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Wouldn't it is amazing to be able to “look inside” your brain and see how it’s working? - International Brain Awareness Week


Wouldn't it is amazing to be able to “look inside” your brain and see how it’s working ? Well, thanks to brain research is now possible to do just this with special brain imaging known as QEEG. Scientists have been able to measure the activity from our brain since the 1930s, and this is known as EEG (or brainwaves), which is still used today to help diagnose conditions such as epilepsy.

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What percentage of your brain do you use? - International Brain Awareness Week

Two thirds of the population believes a myth that has been propagated for over a century: that we use only 10% of our brains. Hardly! Our neuron-dense brains have evolved to use the least amount of energy while carrying the most information possible -- a feat that requires the entire brain. Richard E. Cytowic debunks this neurological myth (and explains why we aren’t so good at multitasking).

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