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Health & Wellbeing

From personalised health to public policy: the latest in medical and wellbeing research and innovation.

  1. 20 March 2017 – Depression, Masculinity, Men's Health, Mental Health, Suicide

    Men’s self-reliance linked to risk of self-harm

    A study of almost 14,000 men has found a strong link between those who identify as highly self-reliant and higher rates of thoughts of suicide or self-harm.

  2. 18 March 2017 – Biomarkers, Blood Cancer, DNA, Epigenetics, Liquid Biopsy

    New test to improve blood cancer treatment

    A new test that measures the blood cancer DNA in patients' bloodstream is set to replace bone marrow and lymph node biopsies, and offer more effective treatment

  3. 13 March 2017 – Brain, Classification, Epilepsy, Genes, Paediactrics

    Understanding epilepsy

    A new classification system for epilepsy will aid understanding of the still-often misunderstood condition, promising more effective treatments for patients.

  4. 8 March 2017 – Education, Neuroscience, Teaching

    So, you understand the brain … now what?

    Linking neuroscience and education may seem like a no-brainer, but translating brain insights into practical advice for teachers is harder than it sounds.

  5. 3 March 2017 – Amusia, Brain, Music, Singing, Tone Deaf

    Tone deaf? Why you can still hit the right notes

    Tone deafness is a recognised condition where you cannot distinguish between different musical pitches or tones. But it needn't stop you enjoying your music.

  6. 21 February 2017 – Osteoarthritis, Public Health, Telehealth, Telemedicine, pain coping skills training

    Online approach works in treating knee osteoarthritis

    Physiotherapy via Skype and online pain coping training is shown to be as effective in treating knee osteoarthritis, opening way for wider access.

  7. 13 February 2017 – Domestic Violence, Obesity, Relationships, Sustainability, Valentine's Day

    Taking back Valentine’s Day for love and health

    Valentine's Day has become more about promoting chocolates and stressing about relationships than about love, so here is a guide for making it a healthy day.

  8. 12 February 2017 – Children, Parenting, Resilience

    Why helping at home is good for kids

    They might complain about it, but doing chores can be good for children. Now a major study will find out exactly what they think about helping out at home.

  9. Podcast10 February 2017 – Education, Positive Psychology, Psychology, Wellbeing, Workplace Change

    Taking Positive Psychology to a Group Level

    Research psychologist Lindsay Oades explains how positive psychology is being taken to a systems level to promote more skillful interaction within organisations

  10. 7 February 2017 – Mental Health, Migrants, Mobile Apps, Taxi Drivers

    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.