Loneliness Can Be a Real Heartbreaker

By Sydney Murphy HealthDay ReporterHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Social isolation and loneliness put people at a 30% higher risk of heart attack, stroke or death from either, a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) warns. The statement also highlights the lack of data on interventions that could … Read more

Bunbury is WA’s regional centre for people living alone, as mental health issues laid bare in census

More than one in three homes in Western Australia’s second-biggest city is occupied by just one person, as the region struggles with housing affordability and a mental health crisis. Key points: There are more single-person households in Bunbury than any other major WA regional center More than a third of homes in Bunbury are one-person … Read more

‘Bag ladies’ upcycle donated fabric into nearly 19,000 bags in fight against plastic. Their charge? Nothing

Mary Banks was 33 years old in 1965. A lot was happening back then — the Vietnam War, a dance craze called “the twist” and the first polyethylene shopping bag. Hailing from Sweden, single-use plastic bags spread beyond Europe into the United States and eventually Kingston, Mary Banks’ seaside hometown on South Australia’s Limestone Coast. … Read more

As Teens Struggle With Pandemic Emotions, Recovery Is Uncertain

April 26, 2022 – For Jennifer, a 16-year-old girl from South Carolina, the lockdown phase of the COVID-19 pandemic wasn’t a big deal. An only child, she’s close to her parents and was happy to spend more time with them when they were all stuck at home. But when Jennifer (who asked that her real … Read more