Health and Medicine

Wellness through research and revolutionary patient care

Health and Medicine

Wellness through research and revolutionary patient care

World-first lung repair shows promise
WORLD FIRST: A new lung repair operation pioneered at Macquarie University Hospital is dramatically improving the quality of life of patients with chronic lung disease.
Tips to soothe pet parents battling separation anxiety
Many Australians have discovered the emotional benefits of having a pet while in lockdown.  But what happens when owners return to their workplaces leaving their furry friends behind for the first time in months?
Put down your phone: why daydreaming on the commute is crucial
While many workers heading back to public transport may feel anxious around the potential for COVID-19 infection, there is an upside to the time spent travelling to work, says Macquarie University management expert Professor Rebecca Mitchell.
81% of COVID-positive passengers on Antarctic cruise ship had no symptoms: new study
WORLD FIRST: Macquarie University respiratory physician Professor Alvin Ing was on the MV Greg Mortimer Antarctic cruise ship when COVID-19 struck the passengers and crew in March. His subsequent research findings raise an alarm about how we may be
Drinking while breastfeeding can affect children's academic results, new study
Research by Macquarie University has found drinking alcohol while breastfeeding is linked to poorer NAPLAN results in primary school.
The lethal blind spot in our COVID-19 response
Contaminated surfaces are an overlooked front in our battle against coronavirus. We need to act now, writes Professor Anand Deva, co-chair of the Surgical Infection Research Group at Macquarie University.
The power of learning IRL: how hand gestures help kids – and adults – understand
Online education has done its job during the COVID-19 crisis, but Macquarie University research reveals how it can never match real-life learning.
Invisible monsters: why infectious diseases are so hard to conquer
Globally, infectious disease is the leading cause of child and adolescent mortality and one of the leading causes of adult deaths. One of the biggest contributing factors is air travel, explains anthropologist Associate Professor Lisa Wynn.
How are school kids coping with COVID-19?
A free national website has launched to help teachers and parents help reduce child anxiety and depression during the pandemic.
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
How chatbots support us in COVID-19
Chatbots are helping fight the coronavirus pandemic, but as Macquarie University researcher Dr Liliana Laranjo points out, they present challenges alongside the benefits.
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.