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Health May 19, 2018
The benefits of plant-based eating
While vegans and vegetarians are sometimes regarded with scepticism, nutritional experts suggest Australians’ health could benefit greatly from an increased intake of plant-based foods.
Health February 23, 2018
Tattoos and skin cancer
The trend among young people to get large, elaborate tattoos could seriously hinder future detection of skin cancers.
Health April 28, 2018
Combatting prostate cancer
For most men, a diagnosis of prostate cancer comes with news of an excellent survival rate. But the challenges of the illness can run far beyond the cancer itself.
Health 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.
Health 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.
Health 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.
Health 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.
Health 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.
Health 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.
Health 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.
Health 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.
Health 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.