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Health & Wellbeing

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 5 February 2017 – Child Health, Childbirth, Pregnancy, Premature Birth

    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.

  7. 28 January 2017 – Lung Cancer, Lung Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Smoking, Stem Cells

    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.

  8. 17 January 2017 – Bee Sting, Snake Bite, Venom, anaphylaxis

    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.

  9. 12 January 2017 – Bio-engineering, Heart Attacks, Medical Devices, Stents

    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.

  10. 20 December 2016 – Authors, Children, Parenting, Wellbeing

    It takes two to write and laugh

    Sisters Lisa Gibbs and Bernadette Hellard have found fun and success in writing children's books that aim to build the resilience of younger readers.