HIV & AIDS

African men who have sex with men are ostracised from HIV services

(PhysOrg.com) -- Men who have sex with men (MSM) in sub-Saharan Africa are a hidden, stigmatised group which suffers from a high burden of HIV infection without access to appropriate public health provision, say Oxford University ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study finds conformity does not equal cooperation

If you follow the pack are you more likely to co-operate with others in it? Not necessarily according to research into social behaviour by academics at the University of East Anglia.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Children's mental health is affected by sleep duration

Depression, anxiety, impulsive behavior and poor cognitive performance in children is effected by the amount of sleep they have researchers from the University of Warwick have found.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Hugging is good for you, but only with someone you know very well

Hugging someone can help reduce stress, fear and anxiety, has a lowering effect on blood pressure, promotes wellbeing and improves memory performance. These positive effects are caused by the secretion of the peptide oxytocin ...

Pediatrics

What parents need to know about the signs of child sexual abuse

Recent events, including the conviction and sentencing of George Pell for sexually abusing two children in the 1990s and the documentary airing allegations about Michael Jackson's abuse of two young boys, have made prominent ...

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