Sport, Health and Wellbeing
The Mainy Match is back in action - Speed may cause brain ageing - Exercise can be addictive - Climate change is shaking up sport scheduling - Too many pain pills can cause headaches - The AFL draw may prompt a rule change - And experts call for money for mental health.
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Mental Health services around Australia have been starved of funding from the Government for decades.

Victims of mental health disorders are often pushed aside and ignored with no real treatment offered. The Labor Government recently put forward a new mental health policy promising to focus on the experiences of consumers and carers and improve mental health services over time.
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The Chris Mainwaring Legends Match for Telethon is a chance for former footy legends to pull on their jerseys in honour of Chris Mainwaring, who died in late 2007.

On Saturday, October 9, 2010, at 6:30pm, the third anniversary of the Mainy Match will commence with over 30,000 fans expected in the stands.
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A study by Western Australian researchers has found one in five young people seeking emergency care related to amphetamine use have abnormal brain scans.

Thirty patients who had used illicit drugs such as methamphetamine, speed or ecstasy and had reported to the emergency department of Royal Perth Hospital underwent magnetic resonance imaging and some were found to have unidentified “bright objects” on the resulting scans.

These bright objects represented areas of scarring on parts of the brain that received insufficient blood supply.
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Climate change challenges many different aspects of our lives, including sport and recreation. As the impacts of global warming kick in, the scheduling of sport events and training programs for athletes may have to be reshuffled because of unpredictable weather conditions. read article »
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It is widely known that eating right and getting regular exercise is essential for healthy living, however can it become problematic when regular exercise becomes addictive? According to online health publication brainphysics.com, many people suffer from an exercise addiction and face psychological torment if they don't exercise on a regular basis. read article »
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It’s been 44 years since St Kilda and Collingwood first went head to head in a Grand Final and on September 25 they shell-shocked fans with the third draw in AFL history.

In 1977 the Kangaroos and Collingwood were the last teams to draw in a (then VFL) Premiership forcing the game in to a sequel.
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Overuse of pain medication is becoming a medical issue with headaches as one of the major side effects.

“Medication overuse headaches (MOH) can arise from taking as few as 10 doses of painkillers for headaches in a month,” a spokesperson for Choice Media said.
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