By this author
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 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 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 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.
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.