Getting sick in space on the way to Mars
On the long, deep-space journey to Mars, humans will face unique health risks - but a University of Melbourne expert says the solutions are closer than we think
Unfit to plead: Imprisoned without conviction
A two-year University of Melbourne project has identified that early support can reduce incidences of 'unfit to plead' cases in our criminal justice system.
Mapping how schizophrenia changes brains
A large University of Melbourne study has used brain scans to map the link between cognitive function and brain structure in people with schizophrenia.
Designing the right headspace
Many of the spaces used to treat people with mental illness are inappropriate, argues a University of Melbourne expert.
(Don’t) always look on the bright side of life
University of Melbourne research finds societal pressure to feel happy could be bad for our mental health; even contributing to the prevalence of depression.
Chemical restraint: Behind locked doors
Chemical restraint, often used to control people with disabilities and dementia, needs to be monitored and regulated argues a University of Melbourne expert.
The human cost of homophobia and transphobia
Psychiatric epidemiologist Michael King talks about the psychological damage suffered by victims of homophobia and transphobia, and spells out what can be done.
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.
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.
Is social media good for you?
It can certainly be addictive, but whether social media boosts or harms your mental health comes down to how you use it.