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news December 15, 2017
Virtual reality and dementia
Using gaming technology to transport carers and family members into the mind of a dementia patient is revolutionising understanding of this debilitating degenerative condition.
news August 11, 2017
Noise and aviation safety
Studies into the serious effects of noise on health are now being applied to aviation safety, with concerning results.
news November 18, 2017
Early menopause and fertility-related genetic conditions
Large numbers of younger women are being told they’ve undergone early menopause, but some medical experts are concerned the diagnosis is far too simplistic.
news July 15, 2017
Robots in healthcare
Already widely used in task-based factory work, robots are now being developed with social and emotional intelligence for service in healthcare capacities as support for sick children and the elderly.
news May 27, 2017
Cutting-edge research into corneal transplants
Ongoing research by an Australian team into the treatment of eye surface damage has the potential to restore vision and eliminate the need for third-party corneal donors.
news April 29, 2017
Design for wellbeing in healthy houses
As the World Health Organisation works on a set of guidelines for ‘healthy housing’, a Melbourne architect is exploring creative ways to help people with health-related requirements.
news April 07, 2017
Supporting mental health carers
A new study reveals not just the fiscal value of unpaid support by carers of loved ones suffering from mental illness, but also the need to help the helpers.
news March 04, 2017
Ménière’s disease and hearing disorders
Hearing impairment is underestimated and costly, but a new inquiry is set to amplify attention on the problem.
news February 04, 2017
Biology-inspired smart fabrics
A UNSW professor has created a type of fabric that replicates bone tissue, with potential for wide-ranging medical, commercial and safety applications.
news December 09, 2016
Men and Parenting Pathways study
An ongoing study into men’s attitudes to fatherhood and its associated pressures aims to uncover useful coping strategies and ultimately save lives.
news November 05, 2016
Magnetic technology for early onset scoliosis
For sufferers of early onset scoliosis, new magnetic technology is helping to correct deformity without the need for multiple invasive procedures.
news October 15, 2016
The science of sleepwalking
Somnambulism affects an alarming number of people – particularly children – but despite its prevalence very little is known about its cause or possible interventions.