Mental health carers provided 208 million hours of care nationally in 2015

Carers supporting Australians with mental illness are providing services that would cost governments $13.2 billion to replace, a new report has found.

23 March 2017

New University of Queensland research aims to save money being flushed down the drain because of contaminated urine samples.

22 March 2017
Women remain vulnerable to chronic disease

Women around the world remain vulnerable to chronic disease as they continue to face challenges accessing health care and information.

21 March 2017

Scientists at The University of Queensland have taken a significant step forward in cardiac disease research by creating a functional ‘beating’ human heart muscle from stem cells.

17 March 2017
The researchers looked at data from 12,000 Australian women born between 1921 and 1926

At least a quarter of Australian women over 70 will develop dementia, according to University of Queensland researchers.

17 March 2017
Older women may face a higher risk of developing diabetes than other statin users.

Older Australian women taking cholesterol-lowering statins face a significantly increased risk of developing diabetes, according to a University of Queensland study.

15 March 2017
While existing services are highly valued, more are needed.

More support services for pregnant women who have previously suffered miscarriage, stillbirth or the loss of a newborn are needed, according to University of Queensland researchers.

13 March 2017
Chan Su is a traditional Chinese medicine derived from toad by-products.

Dried skin secretions from toads could soon be used in a treatment for the benefit of cancer patients.

9 March 2017

Women who maintain connections with their social groups after having a baby are at lower risk of developing postnatal depression, according to University of Queensland research.

8 March 2017
Professor Nancy Pachana ... we need to find ways to enhance our functioning and wellbeing in the later decades of life

What is the key to positive and successful ageing? How can society best provide for our greying population?

7 March 2017
Physical symptoms of MS can affect personal oral hygiene

Many Australians living with multiple sclerosis (MS) do not receive adequate oral health care or access to dental services.

7 March 2017

The age at which girls start menstruating could flag a later risk of diabetes during pregnancy, according to a University of Queensland study.

6 March 2017
Patients with fatty liver disease may need a more intense dose of exercise

Short bursts of high-intensity exercise could help people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes.

1 March 2017

New research could pave the way for more precise treatments for potentially deadly respiratory infections in children with the rare disease ataxia-telangiectasia (A-T).

28 February 2017

A Queensland infectious diseases expert has warned more open-heart surgery patients could be diagnosed with a rare bacterial infection stemming from contaminated heater-cooler units.

24 February 2017

Understanding how exercise affects language learning could help patients with brain conditions such as stroke, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

23 February 2017

A new study could pave the way for a simple blood or saliva test to predict whether an expectant mother is likely to have a preterm birth.

22 February 2017
Health costs ... a big challenge for Australia. Image: iStock

The University of Queensland’s new Centre for the Business and Economics of Health has opened its doors and will host an international forum on health expenditure this week.

21 February 2017
Professor Wayne Hall is calling for a minimum price per standard unit of alcohol.

An increase in alcohol taxation, a reduction in the hours of alcohol sales, and changes to how alcohol is promoted are all needed to reduce alcohol-related harm, a public health policy expert has argued.

20 February 2017
Dr Hooman Baghaie

A decade after fleeing his native Iran, Dr Hooman Baghaie, knows the importance of being able to smile.

20 February 2017

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