Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

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.
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.
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.