Health and Medicine

Wellness through research and revolutionary patient care

Health and Medicine

Wellness through research and revolutionary patient care

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Can you ever beat jet lag?
What is jet lag? Associate Lecturer, Alexandra Bhatti, Department of Health Systems and Populations explains.

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Artificial Intelligence will improve our health system    
Australia has a once-in-a-generation chance to transform its health care if we spend some of the just-announced Medical Research Future Fund’s $240 million for Frontier Science on Artificial Intelligence (AI).

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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.

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Here's how your kids can avoid injury this footy season
Knowing where to place your head during a tackle is crucial for kids to avoid injury on the footy field, says Dr Tim Doyle, who works with the Rabbitohs on how to minimise injuries during collisions.

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Faster, higher, stronger: Is there a limit to human endurance?
As world records keep falling during the 2018 Commonwealth Games, we ask how fast can humans run, swim, cycle and throw and when will we reach our limits?

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Less than two in three treatments for common childhood ills meet guidelines
The landmark CareTrack Kids study has found care met clinical guidelines in less than two thirds of treatments for 17 common childhood conditions.

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Why the medical approach to back pain is broken
Many sufferers are wasting their money on treatments that don't work, a new study shows.

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Many advanced melanomas can now be beaten
Oncologist Rick Kefford’s job is both heart-breaking and hugely rewarding, as melanoma cancer research leaps ahead, he now sees hope for patients who wouldn't have survived three years ago.

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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.

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Big events trigger a rise in hearing loss
Even though hearing loss can be prevented, a rise in the 'hidden' causes of hearing loss leaves many Australians struggling to hear in noisy environments.

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Music may be key to returning memory to dementia patients
Music occupies a special place in our memories; so much so that it is being explored as a tool to help people who have lost their map to the past and their ability to remember.

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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.