Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Australia in ‘uncharted territory’ with long-term health impacts of air pollution
One of Australia’s leading lung cancer specialists says we could see a potential spike in lung cancer in coming decades, particularly if poor air quality persists.
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.
The 2010s: From melanoma to cystic fibrosis, new drugs improve lives
Macquarie University experts look back on the big events of the last 10 years in the economy, health and medicine, the environment and politics and predict what the 2020s might bring.
Non-smokers and teens take up vaping: study blames ads
New research shows that non-smokers and teens are taking up vaping thanks to advertising and social media ‘influencers’.
Bid to beat tech giants in developing digital scribe for doctors
Macquarie University researchers developing an artificial intelligence that transcribes and summarises consultations between doctors and patients are eager for more data.
What exactly is a hangover and can they be cured?
As we head into the Christmas party season, Alexandra Bhatti, Associate Lecturer in Public Health, busts some myths about the dreaded side effects of drinking too much alcohol.
Macquarie University Hospital surgeon named NSW Australian of the Year
The outstanding contribution of MQ Health Orthopaedic Surgeon and humanitarian Associate Professor Munjed Al Muderis has been recognised with the State’s highest honour.
'I had literally lost all hope': How surgeons are transforming lives through low-cost operations
A group of altruistic surgeons in Australia, led by Macquarie University Professor Anand Deva, is performing life-changing surgery at greatly reduced out-of-pocket cost for people who have private health insurance.
$3 million funding awarded to trial lifestyle interventions against Alzheimer’s Disease
Lifestyle factors that may protect brain health and reduce the risk of dementia will be trialled in a newly funded Macquarie University study.
Macquarie University wins $14 million in health research funding
Macquarie University researchers have been awarded $14 million in funding for research projects that aim to improve the safety and quality of healthcare and find effective treatments for conditions including Alzheimer’s Disease, Motor Neurone
Cannabis as painkiller: facts versus the fiction
As legal attitudes towards cannabis change, what do we know about its medicinal properties? A Macquarie University expert is keen to set the record straight.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome research receives $1 million funding
Philanthropic trust, The Mason Foundation, has granted a record $1 million to an international group of researchers to establish and conduct research using the first Australian Registry and Biobank for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue