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The genetics of stuttering

Researchers have linked a newly discovered gene to persistent stuttering into adulthood – giving hope to those with severe speech disorders

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Why everybody living with dementia needs regular eye tests

Researchers have developed a guide to dementia-friendly eyecare, supporting people living with dementia to see as well as possible, for as long as possible

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Knowing when to seek help for mental health

When challenges arise we may feel confused, but there are five signs to help us understand when to seek mental health support

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Why your brain health matters

On World Brain Day, work continues to provide access to life-changing therapies to improve life for those living with brain disorders to reduce disability

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The very real pain of not knowing

New research suggests we might choose to endure physical pain over the ‘pain of not knowing’ when it comes to finding out useless information faster

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How old are your internal organs?

New research finds that the age of your brain and body can appear many years older (or younger) than your chronological age

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Brain white matter declines for years after a stroke

The loss of brain white matter and associated cognitive decline is faster for at least three years after a stroke

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We can reduce the risk of mental illness and dementia as we age

We know physical activity benefits the body, but it can also help cognition and reduce the risk of dementia in older Australians

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What we now know about long COVID and our brains

Almost three years into the global pandemic, we may know more about Post-COVID-19 Neurological Syndrome (PCNS), but there’s a critical need for more global collaboration

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Personalising mental health care

A unique ‘fingerprint’ for mental health shows promise for accelerating diagnosis and personalising treatment

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