Michele Tydd
is an Illawarra-based freelance journalist.

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Health 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.

Health 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.

Health 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.

Health August 20, 2016

Tourette syndrome and CBIT

Tourette syndrome affects one in 100 Australian children. Now, behavioural therapy is helping to obviate tics.

Health June 18, 2016

The world’s biggest sex survey

A ‘robust’ 10-yearly survey is laying bare the sexual practices of Australians, providing data for health workers and demystifying taboos.

Health May 07, 2016

Sopite syndrome as high-rise buildings sway

Tired of the office? Maybe it has less to do with work and more to do with the height of the building and the weather outside.

Health March 19, 2016

The CHAMP study into geriatric male health

A study of men aged over 70 is hoping to uncover the secrets to living a healthier, longer life.

Health November 21, 2015

Dementia researchers look to dogs for breakthroughs

A deaf, once-homeless cocker spaniel has become an unlikely weapon in the fight against dementia.