Health and Medicine

Wellness through research and revolutionary patient care

Health and Medicine

Wellness through research and revolutionary patient care

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.
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.
No school: coping strategies for house-bound families
School closures can increase anxiety and isolation for parents and children. Macquarie University clinical psychologist Dr Gemma Sicouri provides some advice on how to cope.
Here's how to manage pandemic panic
Pandemic anxiety is real and it is triggering much of the strange stockpiling we are seeing at present – but there are better ways to cope psychologically, says Professor Ron Rapee.
The science of the sporting comeback
Many top athletes have finely-tuned their cognitive skills to excel in competition – and that’s part of the reason many can nail a comeback after injury or a break.
How the 'love hormone' could help abused kids beat drugs
The so-called ‘love hormone’ oxytocin has the potential to treat drug addiction in adolescents and adults abused in early childhood, a Macquarie University study has found.
Hey Siri, I'm so depressed
Voice assistants fail us at our most vulnerable, Macquarie University research has revealed.