• Regulating medical devices in the ‘Internet of things’

    Carolyn Johnston     |      November 24, 2020

    New research explores the gap between regulation and practice in healthcare devices, particularly for type 1 diabetes, that are part of the Internet of Things.

  • Improve your wellbeing all year round

    Amy Vu     |      November 19, 2020

    During times of uncertainty it’s important to support your own mental wellbeing. If you’re not started yet, here are a few easy-to-implement self-care tips to improve your daily wellbeing.

  • Health and wellness trends that will define the “new normal”

    Derek Lotts     |      November 18, 2020

    The COVID outbreak has underlined the importance of staying fit and well, even when fitness and sporting facilities have been closed or limited in their capacity.

  • Put down your phone and go to sleep

    Open Forum     |      November 16, 2020

    Analysis of data from the UK Biobank, involving almost 85,000 people, has found that lifestyle factors such as less screen time, adequate sleep, a better-quality diet, and physical activity can help fight depression.

  • The ethics of infecting healthy people

    Amanda Berry     |      October 26, 2020

    There are more than 200 COVID-19 vaccine candidates being considered at the moment, but human challenge studies are still needed to allow scientists to assess which are most worthy of further development.

  • Educating the public on genetic testing

    Open Forum     |      October 17, 2020

    A study of Queensland health consumers has found that work is required to improve public understanding and awareness of genetic testing, given its significant potential to improve health outcomes.

  • Helping first responders deal with stress

    Brendan Nicholson     |      October 16, 2020

    Fortem Australia is a not-for-profit organisation providing mental health support to members of first responder agencies and their families.

  • A sweet solution to the sugar problem

    Julie Brimblecombe     |      October 13, 2020

    Away from the glare of metropolitan Australian cities and research centres a unique experiment helped reduce sugar consumption in the far north of the country.

  • “No jab, no pay” delivers results

    Open Forum     |      October 6, 2020

    A tightening of rules has encouraged higher vaccination rates for some of Australia’s most vulnerable children.

  • Coming back stronger

    Mandy Truong     |      October 1, 2020

    Our recovery from the pandemic is ultimately dependent on strong communities. We are all in this together.

  • Coming to a head

    Open Forum     |      September 5, 2020

    Coming to a head

    A Monash research team studying head impacts at the elite level of Australian football say it’s too soon to make a direct link between concussion in the sport and brain problems later in life.

  • Reinventing medical education in the digital age of COVID-19

    Wendy C. Coates     |      September 3, 2020

    Since the outbreak of COVID-19, everything about clinical practice and the medical educational system has been turned upside down, but scientific discovery progresses at a rapid pace during times of crisis as new approaches are born from adversity.