Michele Tydd
is an Illawarra-based freelance journalist.

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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.

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.