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04 NEWS TUESDAY OCTOBER 25 2016 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 MANGO madness is real and its sending Territorians troppo. A new study led by thermal physiologist Matt Brearley found a strong link between hot, humid weather and traumatic deaths over five years in the Top End. The research, conducted on behalf of Darwins National Critical Care and trauma Response Centre, found assaultrelated deaths were 3.3 times more likely during the Wet, with half of total assault-related deaths occurring during the sticky build-up months. Theres also a strong link between suicide and the wet season. The study showed deaths by suicide were 1.4 times more likely in the Wet. Close to 40 per cent of all suicides occurred in three months of the build-up. Dr Brearley said the data backed up what Territorians had always known that tempers are quick to fray as the Top End adopted the meteorological conditions of the devils sweaty armpit. If you took a sample on the street, people would give you a list of stories about how the wet season changes human behaviour, he said. By looking at coroner reports into traumatic deaths, he was able to add scientific weight to the theory. He said it wasnt completely clear what was responsible for the spike in deaths. Were not saying its all heat; there are lots of things that happen at this time of year. It could be storms that flood a community and people cant get out, it could be that the roads are more dangerous so you get more cabin fever because you spend more time at home, he said. Dr Brearley said people should take time to cool off both figuratively and literally when they felt their temper HAYLEY SORENSEN Health Reporter Mango madness real Boffin says we go troppo Darwins Jessica Rumble is starting to feel the mango madness as the troppo season gets hotter and hotter Picture: IVAN RACHMAN rise during the build-up. Its okay to admit that you dont feel great at this time of year because we think that a lot of people dont feel great, he said. Its affecting us so we need to admit it and then get on with fixing it. Alcohol at centre of violence THE Central Australian community needs to stop serious alcohol abuse to fix the tragic violence in the region, former NT Chief Justice Trevor Riley says. Justice Riley made the remarks in the NT Supreme Court this month when he sentenced Tennant Creek man Gregory Ladd, 46, for stabbing his wife three times with a 30cm-long knife. The issues are complex, but an immediate and positive impact can be achieved by addressing the serious alcohol abuse that underpins most such offending, he said. To restrict access to alcohol for those who are intent on abusing it would be a good start in addressing the wholly unacceptable and tragic violence that is sadly a part of life in many parts of the Northern Territory ... The court heard Ladd chased his wife to the side of the house, where he grabbed her hair, pulled her to the ground and stabbed her three times to her torso in April. He also elbowed his daughter and threatened a police officer with the knife. Ladd was sentenced to five years, six months jail with a three-year non-parole period. Justice Riley said excessive alcohol consumption. caused such senseless attacks. Missing Chiropractor Anita was last seen travelling the globe in search of solutions to the common health concerns that plague the women and children of our community. Why is it that women today are more stressed than ever before? Why is it that being a mother - even with all of this incredible technology - seems more stressful then it was for previous generations? Why are mums expected to be perfect, what is "perfect"anyway? Why is there an assumption that they are to have all of the solutions to every family health concern? Why should motherhood feel more demanding than the most demanding corporate position thats ever existed? What is with all the "mummy wars", why aren't women supporting each other more? Why are women today being told what to do when it comes to perfect parenting rather then being supported to make the best of their unique circumstances? Why is it that our children are more stressed now than ever before? Why is it quickly becoming the norm to have a sick child? Does a "common" childhood complaint have to be seen as a "normal" childhood complaint, what is the difference? How do you get kids to eat healthy today? Does health care really have to be so overly complicated? These are but a few of the probing questions that drove Anita to further her chiropractic study, obtain a diplomate in chiropractic paediatrics, devour the research and travel the world to learn from the best of the best! Whatever the price, wherever the location, she is committed to doing whatever it takes to solve these problems that are affecting so many of us within the community. Anita was last seen on her way back from Atlanta..Wait, we have heard of some more recent sightings.PHEW! We found her! Anita has just walked in the door beaming with excitement and the anticipation of whats possible here at her new home - NT Chiropractic Health and Wellness Centre! While she may have been in lock-down at the Los Angeles Airport due to a suspected gunman on the rampage, Anita hasnt been distracted from her mission in life to educate and empower others to be to their absolute best! Now, after traveling the world several times over to seek out the best of the best when it comes to knowledge of raising healthy familes, Anita is ready to share this, and it starts with you Mum! Your health is the foundation of the health of your family and it is your love and commitment that glues everyone together, every day. Anita knows its information overload out there and luckily, she has distilled it all down for you. Anita has removed the stress and inserted reassurance by putting it all together in an easy to follow series of workshops to help you understand the essentials when it comes to managing stress, raising Switched on Kids and having a happy, healthy pregnancy. Far from your regular talks, as a trained speaker Anita will deliver in a way that inspires! You will receive an implementation guidebook so that you get all the handy little gems to take with you for a lifetime. A big reason why Anita has made this move is because her purpose aligns with the philosophy at NT Chiropractic Health & Wellness Centre. We believe that helping you get well is just the beginning - arming you with the knowledge and tools to stay well is what makes us unique and different! Empowering you to be the leader of your own familys health is what drives Anita and our team. If you are ready to become an empowered leader of your own health and that of your family, then the first step (always the hardest) is getting yourself to Anitas workshops! To celebrate her arrival and to reinforce our purpose as the resource centre for optimal health and healing, these workshops are being GIFTED to you. To enhance the learning experience and ensure each participant gets the maximum benefit, workshops are limited to 10 people so bookings are essential - call our office today to reserve your seating! 2016 WORKSHOP SERIES: Stress: Today's Femme Fatale October 12 & October 20 ......................................6.30pm Healthy Mum & Healthy Bump - Tips for Pregnancy October 25 & October 31 ......................................6.30pm Raising Switched-on-Kids November 5 & November 7 .................................10.30am NT Chiropratic Health & Wellness Centre 08 89421920 Have you seen Anita?! ADVERTORIAL
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