Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences

Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences

The pain of working from home - and how you can fix it
As weeks turn into months of working from home, new aches and pains may be appearing no matter how ergonomically correct you’ve tried to make your work space. According to Macquarie University physiotherapist Chris Wynne, the solutions may be
An A to Z glossary of the new coronavirus words
A new COVID-19 lexicon has emerged during the pandemic, passing from the lips of medicos into everyday conversation.
Please explain: how vaccines work
Billions of dollars and countless hours are being devoted to developing a vaccine for COVID-19. Infectious diseases epidemiologist Professor Janaki Amin explains how vaccines work and what might lie ahead in the search for a solution to the pandemic.
What happens when surgical tools are left inside a patient
Macquarie University research has identified how long most 'retained surgical instruments' remain undetected, why the mistakes occur … and how to fix them.
Mental health strategies for workers on the new frontline
They are the everyday heroes, fulfilling their increasingly stressful day jobs while also worrying about infecting their families. A Macquarie University clinic has developed specific tips for frontline workers to help keep them safe.
2020: A boom in babies or bust-ups?
Will our enforced COVID-19 isolation lead to record divorce rates? Or will it bring couples closer? Macquarie University relationships expert has these 10 tips for staying positive while under unusual strain.
The missing piece in finding a vaccine: bioinformatics
Genetics research from Macquarie University could help pinpoint the ideal strain of the SARS-CoV-2 virus for vaccine development.
How to stop COVID comfort eating and change your bad habits forever
When it comes to our diets, the COVID-19 emergency could be a blessing in disguise, says Macquarie University Hospital Clinic’s Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist Dr Juliana Chen.
COVID-19 crisis doesn't have to be a 'war'
Thanks to humanity's love of war, reflected in our language, millions of displaced people face the pandemic with little basic healthcare or housing, writes Macquarie University linguist Annabelle Lukin.
Kindness during chaos keeps us in control
We get a buzz out of doing nice things for people. During times of chaos, kind deeds are also our way to regain a little control, says Professor Amanda Barnier.
The new normal: the skills you need to stay emotionally strong
Macquarie University’s MindSpot clinic has been inundated with thousands of Australians seeking to manage their anxiety right now. As we settle into our 'new normal', Professor Nick Titov recommends these daily activities to help build
When a system breaks: research lays out urgency for more ICU beds
A lack of intensive care beds in hospitals could prove deadlier than the coronavirus itself, new Macquarie research shows.