Health and Medicine

Wellness through research and revolutionary patient care

Health and Medicine

Wellness through research and revolutionary patient care

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.
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?
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.
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.
How loud does music have to be before you get hearing damage?
Dr Warwick Williams, Senior Research  Engineer from the National Acoustic Laboratories, explains.
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.
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.
Why we listen when celebrities give health advice
In a complex world, the loudest voice can often trump the one with expertise.
Sugar is involved in almost all human diseases, new research
Advancements in protein screening developed at Macquarie are uncovering how carbohydrates are involved in everything from the flu to infertility.
New heart surgery robot speeds recovery
The most advanced surgical robot available – the da Vinci Xi – heralds a new era of minimally invasive cardiac surgery.
Digital mental health service reaches more than 80,000 Australians
Macquarie's revolutionary online service is finding ways to help tens of thousands of people who have anxiety and depression to manage their symptoms.
Stop scrolling: social media detox improves wellbeing
A new study on the impact of social media on mental health says just 10 minutes on Facebook looking at thin, glamourous people can trigger negative feelings.