Psychology & Psychiatry

Mental ill-health major contributor to Australian youth suicide

The majority of young Australians who died by suicide between 2006 and 2015 had either a diagnosed or a likely mental health disorder, yet more than two-thirds were not in contact with mental health services at the time of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus hits Italian birth rate

The coronavirus crisis has hit Italy's already historically-low birth rate, new projections from the national statistics agency reveal.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Can you unintentionally bully someone? Here's the science

I was nine. Some girl, maybe around 15 or 16, old enough to tower over me, asked whether Bill Beattie was my brother. I nodded. Without saying another word she grabbed me by my hair and started to drag me across the street—pulling ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Understanding lung infections in patients with cystic fibrosis

Staphylococcus aureus (which includes MRSA) is the most prevalent organism isolated from the airways of children with cystic fibrosis (CF), and is treated using antibiotics, but its role in lung disease is poorly understood.

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Youth

Youth is the period between childhood and adulthood, described as the period of physical and psychological development from the onset of puberty to maturity and early adulthood. Definitions of the specific age range that constitutes youth vary. An individual's actual maturity may not correspond to their chronological age, as immature individuals exist at all ages.

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