Health and Medicine

Wellness through research and revolutionary patient care

Health and Medicine

Wellness through research and revolutionary patient care

How Sydney has coped with pandemics in the past
The history of pandemics can tell us a lot about the origins of Covid-19 and what deadly pandemics we might expect unless living standards improve in the world's most populous areas, writes David Baker, Lecturer in the Department of Modern History.
Fewer medication mistakes in children's hospitals will save millions
New research shows that electronic medication support technology can reduce drug errors in children’s hospitals by as much as 40 per cent.
Five things you can do to protect your hearing at any age
Hearing loss accumulates over our lifespan – so the sooner you act to protect your hearing, the longer you will be able to hear well.
Why do so few people get help for hearing difficulties?
Hearing problems are common and yet many Australians are failing to take up life-changing hearing aids and cochlear implants. Macquarie researchers set out to discover why.
Cochlear implants: not just for babies
Seniors are the fastest-growing market for cochlear implants, as research links age-related hearing loss to depression, dementia and social isolation.
Global hearing report puts the focus on social inclusion
The first World Report on Hearing comes out in May - and will shine a light on the importance of promoting lifelong hearing health and hearing device use to improve social inclusion after hearing loss.
Camp gives deaf children a rare opportunity to be together
The educational mainstreaming of deaf and hard of hearing children is a triumph of Australia’s early-intervention strategies, but there is a downside.
Shouting to be heard: How noisy, everyday places harm our hearing
There’s no regulation of sound levels in restaurants, shopping malls and other places we gather – and that’s contributing to a national crisis.
Doing nothing for cancer patients is sometimes better than aggressive treatments
Regardless of advances in medicine, cancer is still the diagnosis that strikes fear into our hearts - but what are the consequences for all concerned when we get the diagnosis and treatment wrong?
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.
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.