Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Many advanced melanomas can now be beaten
Oncologist Rick Kefford’s job is both heart-breaking and hugely rewarding, as melanoma cancer research leaps ahead, he now sees hope for patients who wouldn't have survived three years ago.
Almost half of deaths of people with disability are linked to how documentation is handled
Research released by the Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University, and the Graduate School of Health, UTS, shows that almost half of people with disability living in residential care were exposed to risk of death or died
Professor Mark Baker selected as incoming chair of the Human Proteome Project
Following an international search, the Human Proteome Organization (HUPO; www.hupo.org) has recently selected cancer researcher Professor Mark Baker from Macquarie University’s Department of Biomedical Sciences as the incoming Chair of
Mid-morning coffee works better than early caffeine hit
Relying on caffeine to make you more alert in the early morning may be a waste of time.
How innovations are transforming breast cancer treatment
To mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Professor John Boyages looks at how innovations at Macquarie University are helping to provide more personalised treatment for patients - and improve survival rates.
New breast health clinic the first of its kind in Australia
A new breast health clinic at Macquarie University Hospital is revolutionising the way women can access specialist treatment.
Low-cost weight loss surgery launched for patients in need
"It's a life changer," says first patient of a new affordable surgery deal at Macquarie University Hospital.
Zebrafish take science a step closer to an MND cure
A diagnosis of motor neuron disease is a death sentence for 800 Australians every year.  But there is reason for hope.
Sport is still the most common cause of children’s injuries requiring hospitalisation
The rate children are being admitted to hospital for sports injuries has hardly budged over 10 years, despite efforts from government and sporting bodies to make sport safer for children.
World-first fish oil + testosterone Alzheimer's trial begins
Macquarie University Hospital is the Sydney hub for a multi-site trial looking at the effects of testosterone supplements on reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s.
How social media threatens our health
Misinformation about health can go viral on social media, yet more than half the posts on Facebook immunisation pages are inaccurate.
Why do women live longer than men?
Alexandra Bhatti, Associate Lecturer in the Department of Health Systems and Populations, explains.