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Ten steps to reduce your risk of heart disease
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Australia - taking 51 people every day. But Macquarie University Hospital cardiologist Dr Fiona Foo says knowledge is power when it comes to prevention.
Anxious wait cut to 48 hours at new, one-stop breast cancer clinic
The new MQ Health Integrated Breast Health Clinic will streamline diagnosis and give patients access to the latest breast cancer treatments which now leave women with minimal scars, most of their hair and able to live normally during their care.
Better pictures from space on the way thanks to new astronomy squad
High in the Chilean desert, some of the world’s most powerful telescopes are trained on the night sky, searching for clues to unlock the secrets of the universe.  AAO Macquarie researchers have won a contract to improve how to
Why do some young people take drugs at festivals and others don't?
Distinguished Professor Ron Rapee, Founding Director of Macquarie’s Centre for Emotional Health, explains.
Hearing health crisis among Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders
The high prevalence of ear disease among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders is linked with poor education and social problems, writes Professor Cath McMahon, who is dedicated to transforming hearing health in indigenous communities.
Tired and distracted doctors make more errors, study shows
Next time you rush to the emergency department, cross your fingers that the doctor who examines you doesn’t get interrupted often and has had a good night’s sleep. New research shows this could mean your doctor makes fewer errors.
Facebook and Instagram won't change voters' minds
It's cheaper than advertising and works well for fundraising, but political scientist Dr Glenn Kefford says digital campaigning will have little effect on how people vote on May 18.
Do you know BTS? How K-pop superstars reveal Aussie love affair with Korean culture
In 24 hours their new single became the most viewed music video in history, watched 78 million times - providing a glimpse into a raging Australian devotion to Korean TV, fashion, food and even the language, explains Asian Studies expert Tom
Do mobile phones affect your sleep?
Dr Wayne Warburton, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology explains.
Win or die: who gets the chop in the new season of Game of Thrones?
Winter is coming – and Macquarie University researchers have used survival analysis techniques to predict which Game of Thrones characters are most likely to come out alive from the upcoming drama.
Hope for brain tumour patients thanks to world-first research
Macquarie University scientists are part of a promising international research project which has developed a better way to treat certain kinds of fatal brain tumours.
Mystery of stolen Egyptian artefact cracked by hieroglyphs
The director of Macquarie University's Museum of Ancient Cultures has been praised by Egyptian authorities for returning the fragment dating back to 380 BC which was stolen from Egypt 25 years ago.