Health & Wellbeing
From personalised health to public policy: the latest in medical and wellbeing research and innovation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Taking the guesswork out of concussion
A simple blood test or scan could give a definitive all-clear for concussed players to return to the field without risking permanent injury from another hit.
Emerging voices: Family violence in immigrant and refugee communities
Abusers use cultural and physical isolation to stop immigrant and refugee women seeking help, a study of family violence survivors from 20 countries shows.
The woman who changed the lives of millions
Mary Glowrey was a doctor and nun ahead of her time, developing sustainable processes and structures to promote efficient healthcare to the poor in India.