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The Relationship between Neighbourhood Green Space and Child Mental Wellbeing Depends upon Whom You Ask: Multilevel Evidence from 3083 Children Aged 12–13 Years. A relationship between environmental degradation and mental health in rural Western Australia. Abstract Australia is currently experiencing a process of escalating ecosystem degradation.

A relationship between environmental degradation and mental health in rural Western Australia

This landscape degradation is associated with many outcomes that may directly or indirectly impact on human health. This study used a Bayesian spatial method to examine the effects of environmental degradation (measured as dryland salinity) on the mental health of the resident rural population. WLD 8 Integrating ecological. WLD 10 Nature is good medicine. 4.4 Health » CRCSI. The CRCSI Health Program brings together expertise in spatial and health sciences to form collaborative partnerships with research institutions, government agencies, health service providers and clinicians, the private sector and the community.

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We exist to improve efficiency of health resource management and increase knowledge of disease cause through spatial technology. We can assist your organisation through a number of services and opportunities. Consultation services (commissioned projects)Joint research projectsConnections with our expert spatial networkIncrease awareness of spatial technology capabilities. To explore how we can work together to apply spatial technologies please contact Paula Fievez. Spatial Health answers the key question 'Does my location affect my health', we help to map disease, find causes (find what it is related to) and improve service delivery. Spatial Information has long been used in the Health sector to pinpoint areas of risk for specific diseases.

El Niño is causing global food crisis, UN warns. Severe droughts and floods triggered by one of the strongest El Niño weather events ever recorded have left nearly 100 million people in southern Africa, Asia and Latin America facing food and water shortages and vulnerable to diseases including Zika, UN bodies, international aid agencies and governments have said.

El Niño is causing global food crisis, UN warns

New figures from the UN’s World Food Programme say 40 million people in rural areas and 9 million in urban centres who live in the drought-affected parts of Zimbabwe, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, Malawi and Swaziland will need food assistance in the next year. In addition, 10 million people are said by the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (Ocha) to need food in Ethiopia (pdf), and 2.8 million need assistance in Guatemala and Honduras. Farmer was deeply depressed when he killed environmental officer, court hears. NSW farmer Ian Turnbull had spiralled into a deep depression and lost the capacity to judge right from wrong when he killed environmental officer Glen Turner, a jury has been told.

Farmer was deeply depressed when he killed environmental officer, court hears

Turnbull’s lawyer, Todd Alexis SC, said the lifelong farmer had stoically weathered the “feast and famine” of life on the land and always managed to scrape through to provide for his family. But while the 81-year-old was made of “tough stuff”, he crumbled under the pressure of being embroiled in lengthy litigation over successive illegal land-clearing claims, Alexis said. Opening the defence’s case at the NSW supreme court on Friday, he said Turnbull began obsessing over the costly court proceedings and viewed Turner’s actions as a “personal vendetta” which could send his farming family bust.

“He saw himself responding to provocation and persecution,” Alexis told the jury. A Primrose Path? Moderating Effects of Age and Gender in the Association between Green Space and Mental Health. 1 Interdisciplinary Center Psychopathology and Emotion Regulation, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen 9700 RB, The Netherlands 2 Geoservice, Centre for Information Technology, University of Groningen, Groningen 9747 AJ, The Netherlands * Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.

A Primrose Path? Moderating Effects of Age and Gender in the Association between Green Space and Mental Health

Academic Editor: Paul B. Tchounwou Received: 25 April 2016 / Revised: 25 April 2016 / Accepted: 4 May 2016 / Published: 11 May 2016 This paper explored whether the association between green space and mental health is moderated by age and gender. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. How climate change is affecting mental health status. The first time I felt the intensity of an Australian climate change event was when I witnessed the black Saturday bushfires (on 7 February 2009) through my TV screen in New Zealand.

How climate change is affecting mental health status

Shocked with the images that I was watching I could not take my eyes out of the screen as the news unfolded. With the devastation, destructions and unfortunately 173 deaths, that event was one of the most “Dantestic” scenes I have ever witnessed. Four years later I visited the site and was able to see how the community was recovering from that tragic event. Resiliency was the key element for the community to re-adapt, rediscover, and re-build a site that was 90% building destroyed by the fires.

It was striking to see the magnitude of such disastrous event but heart warming to find out how climate change drastic events could bring a community together. Moving to Queensland was also an episode that marked my life. A Lunchtime Walk in Nature Enhances Restoration of Autonomic Control during Night-Time Sleep: Results from a Preliminary Study. 1 Centre for Sports and Exercise Science, School of Biological Sciences, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex CO4 3SQ, UK 2 Department of Applied Physics, University of Eastern Finland, P.O.

A Lunchtime Walk in Nature Enhances Restoration of Autonomic Control during Night-Time Sleep: Results from a Preliminary Study

Box 1627, Kuopio 70211, Finland 3 Department of Clinical Physiology and Nuclear Medicine, Kuopio University Hospital, P.O. Box 100, Kuopio 70029, Finland * Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. Academic Editor: Paul B. Tchounwou Received: 10 November 2015 / Revised: 26 February 2016 / Accepted: 29 February 2016 / Published: 3 March 2016 Walking within nature (Green Exercise) has been shown to immediately enhance mental well-being but less is known about the impact on physiology and longer lasting effects.

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. How much air do we breathe? How much should we breathe? Ecohealth Knowledge to Action Research Group. Aspiring towards healthier ecosystems, people and animals: Conversations on the 2016 OneHealth/Ecohealth Congress from the perspective of emerging scholars and practitioners - VIUTube - Video Portal from Vancouver Island University. Planetaryhealthalliance. Environmental Health. These hazards can impact health and safety.

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Maintaining healthy homes and communities is essential to environmental health. Our Supporters. 'NaturePlay' film reveals Scandinavia's amazing nature-based education system. This new award-winning documentary reveals the stark contrasts between America's obsession with standardized tests, at the cost of everything else, and Scandinavia's embrace of all things nature-based.

'NaturePlay' film reveals Scandinavia's amazing nature-based education system

It's clear which is the more successful approach. There is something terribly wrong with the American education system. APA Conference 2016 - Keynote Speakers. Professor Alan Lopez University of Melbourne Laureate Professor | Director, Global Burden of Disease Group | Director, Bloomberg Initiative for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics | Melbourne School of Population and Global Health Measuring population health: demography, epidemiology and the burden of disease Borrie Lecture: Tuesday 29 November, 2016 5.30pm - 6.30pm Abstract.

APA Conference 2016 - Keynote Speakers