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  1. 7 February 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    How a Mobile app will drive better mental health for cabbies

    After uncovering high levels of stress among taxi drivers, researchers are now developing a mental health mobile phone app to help them relax and exercise.

  2. 5 February 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Predicting premmies: The test that could save babies’ lives

    A simple, affordable and reliable test that predicts if a baby is likely to be born prematurely could help save lives and reduce anxiety for parents-to-be.

  3. 1 February 2017 - Science Matters

    Breakthrough in motor neurone disease research gives hope

    Copper could hold the key to a new treatment for those affected by Motor Neurone Disease, giving hope to those suffering from this devastating disease

  4. 28 January 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Caught! The cell behind a lung cancer

    Painstaking laboratory work and genetic analysis has uncovered error-prone basal stem cells as the likely culprits at the root of a major lung cancer.

  5. 27 January 2017 - Up Close

    Global warming’s companion crisis

    Environmental physicist Mark Sutton on how our fast growing 'nitrogen footprint' from agriculture and industry is reaching crisis levels, threatening our health

  6. 17 January 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Venomous stings and bites lie close to home

    An audit of the stings and bites from Australia's venomous creatures shows that bees and snakes are the biggest health threat, and your home is the danger zone.

  7. 13 January 2017 - Up Close

    Outbreak! Managing human pandemics

    Virologist Eddie Holmes on how better biosecurity and surveillance give us a chance of containing still inevitable viral and bacterial pandemics.

  8. 12 January 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    The stent tech-race against heart attack

    From dissolving materials to nanoscience, a technology race is underway to make coronary stents failure-proof because stent failure often means a heart attack.

  9. 9 January 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Chronic fatigue syndrome a kick in the guts

    The debilitating lack of energy experienced by sufferers of chronic fatigue syndrome, or myalgic encephalomyelitis, may be sourced to gut bacteria.

  10. 23 December 2016 - Go Figure

    Goosebumps can give us more than the shivers

    Goosebumps are not just your body's way of reacting to emotion. They could hold the key to stopping skin cancer, treating burns and even curing baldness.