Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

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.
Hospital is harmful for one in ten patients
If you are admitted to an Australian hospital, your chance of being harmed while you are helped is about 10 per cent.
PODCAST: Prof Ralph Martin on how fish oil and testosterone may delay Alzheimer's
Neurobiologist Prof Ralph Martins is conducting a world-first trial exploring whether testosterone and fish oil may prove to be the key in preventing Alzheimer's disease.
New lymphoedema treatments help cancer survivors
Macquarie’s ALERT clinic is bringing new hope to people with the lifetime condition of lymphoedema.
What will the average life expectancy be in 100 years?
Alexandra Bhatti, Associate Lecturer in Public Health in the Department of Health Systems and Populations, explains.
New global study: Marriage may protect against heart disease and stroke and associated risk of death
A global study led by Keele University in the United Kingdom in collaboration with Macquarie University has found that marriage may protect against the development of heart disease and stroke as well as influencing who is more likely to die of it.
Can you ever beat jet lag?
What is jet lag? Associate Lecturer, Alexandra Bhatti, Department of Health Systems and Populations explains.
New health service answers the crisis in cosmetic surgery
PODCAST: Professor Anand Deva talks about the world-first Breast Implant Check Clinic where his team is pioneering a new way of providing long term health care for women with implants.
Will we ever cure cancer?
Dr Alison Zhang, medical oncologist at Macquarie University Hospital, explains.
Clinicians struggling to help patients quit smoking before surgery
Smoking can lead to serious complications after cardiothoracic surgery, but a new study shows that clinicians are lacking resources and training to help patients quit.
What you eat can reduce your risk of Alzheimer's
Australian cook and gourmet food producer Maggie Beer has teamed up with Macquarie Alzheimer’s expert Professor Ralph Martins on a cook book to boost brain health.