Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Aged care residents miss out on anti-dementia meds
Overuse of antipsychotics is under fire at the same time as drugs that can help dementia patients are being underprescribed, finds a Macquarie University study.
Osteoporosis underdiagnosis in aged care facilities is putting lives at risk, study finds
Macquarie University research shows that significant underreporting of osteoporosis in Australian residential aged care facilities points to an epidemic of underdiagnosis which is leading to increased risk of fractures and potential fatal falls.
Is there such a thing as too much exercise?
Dr Kathryn Mills, Lecturer in Physiotherapy in Macquarie University’s Department of Health Professions, explains.
New Artificial Intelligence can predict personality
In the near future, when you apply for a job or join a new team at work, a machine, rather than a human, may assess your personality traits to see if you are suitable.
Blood flow command centre discovered in the brain
A team of scientists from Australia, France, New Zealand and the UK has discovered a group of brain cells that function as a ‘master-controller’ for the cardiovascular system by orchestrating the control of blood flow to different parts
New Dementia Centre offers hope in fight against our second biggest killer disease
The new Macquarie University Dementia Research Centre brings together a team of leading scientists from Australia and overseas who will work together to better understand Alzheimer’s disease and develop better diagnostic tools and treatments.
The scourge of pressure injuries among Australians in aged care
Macquarie University research has shown a high incidence of the excruciatingly painful yet preventable condition.
Ten steps to reduce your risk of heart disease
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Australia - taking 51 people every day. But Macquarie University Hospital cardiologist Dr Fiona Foo says knowledge is power when it comes to prevention.
Anxious wait cut to 48 hours at new, one-stop breast cancer clinic
The new MQ Health Integrated Breast Health Clinic will streamline diagnosis and give patients access to the latest breast cancer treatments which now leave women with minimal scars, most of their hair and able to live normally during their care.
Tired and distracted doctors make more errors, study shows
Next time you rush to the emergency department, cross your fingers that the doctor who examines you doesn’t get interrupted often and has had a good night’s sleep. New research shows this could mean your doctor makes fewer errors.
Win or die: who gets the chop in the new season of Game of Thrones?
Winter is coming – and Macquarie University researchers have used survival analysis techniques to predict which Game of Thrones characters are most likely to come out alive from the upcoming drama.
Hope for brain tumour patients thanks to world-first research
Macquarie University scientists are part of a promising international research project which has developed a better way to treat certain kinds of fatal brain tumours.