Relaxation and social activities are important in preventing excessive stress.

Stress is the physical and emotional response we all experience when faced with demanding situations.

7 January 2015
Ice-cream is not the best way of cooling down

All over the world summer is synonymous with water activities, cold beverages and, of course, ice cream. While most of us agree ice cream and cold beverages are refreshing summer treats, do they actually help cool us down?

7 January 2015
UQ researchers to study if anti-social behaviour such as smoking is intergenerational. Image source: iStock.

University of Queensland research aims to answer the age-old question of whether anti-social behaviour is passed down through families.

5 January 2015
Jennifer Stables shaved her head to raise funds and awareness of a rare autoimmune disease.

University of Queensland student Jennifer Stables has had a hair-raising year after being diagnosed with an auto-immune disease, and has now cut off her ponytail and shaved her head to raise awareness and money for research into the condition.

22 December 2014
Centre for Children's Health Research

Queensland now has a new home for child and adolescent health research. The Centre is the result of a partnership between Queensland Health and some of the state’s leading research organisations.

16 December 2014
Translational Research Institute

The University of Queensland (UQ) is a key partner in the Translational Research Institute (TRI). TRI is a unique, Australian-first initiative designed to more rapidly translate medical research from the ‘bench to the bedside’.

16 December 2014
Professor Sue Kildea is leading a pain management trial.

One in three women experience severe back pain during labour and birth, but that might change thanks to a safe, simple and effective treatment developed by University of Queensland researchers.

10 December 2014
More than 60 per cent of Australians are overweight or obese

Growing obesity levels are increasing the burden of cancers throughout the world, say University of Queensland researchers.

8 December 2014
If you’re at high risk of skin cancer, check your skin regularly. Roman Königshofer/Flickr, CC BY-ND

The earlier you find a cancerous mole, the easier the treatment and the better the outcomes. But it’s not easy distinguishing between harmless, benign moles and those that warrant further attention.

5 December 2014
A mantis shrimp's compound eyes are 'superbly tuned' to detect polarised light. Image: Roy Caldwell

Mantis shrimp eyes are inspiring the design of new cameras that can detect a variety of cancers and visualise brain activity.

5 December 2014

It’s now late spring, with summer just around the corner, and many people with hay fever suffer at this time of year in Australia. Although the cause of this suffering is invisible to us, it is actually all around us — plant pollen floating in the...

20 November 2014
A UQ clinical trial will focus on the connection between diet and how genes are controlled. Source: iStock.

New treatments that target the underlying cause of cancer may be on the horizon, thanks to a University of Queensland clinical trial.

19 November 2014
White blood cells, pictured, are produced by specific stem cells that are damaged during chemotherapy. Source: iStock.

Deadly infections that can follow chemotherapy are the target of a landmark licensing deal between The University of Queensland and a United States-based biotech company.

19 November 2014
Associate Professor Marcus Meinzer.

Forgotten where you’ve put the car keys? Can’t remember the name of your next-door neighbour?

18 November 2014
Mr Hosam Zowawi, a PhD student at the UQ Centre for Clinical Research, received a Young Laureates of Rolex award at London’s Royal Society.

A commitment to protecting the world from the threat of antibiotic-resistant bacteria has led to a University of Queensland student receiving a Rolex Award for Enterprise.

18 November 2014

Three million Australian adults – 15 per cent of the population – struggle through spring and summer with watery eyes, running nose, itchy throat and the hallmark hay fever symptom, sneezing.

17 November 2014
Researchers warn that many countries in Africa’s Sub-Saharan region could be on the verge of a mental health crisis.

University of Queensland researchers warn that many countries in Africa’s Sub-Saharan region could be on the verge of a mental health crisis.

11 November 2014
Mitch Sullivan will further his research at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm with a world-leading diabetes research team

University of Queensland graduate student Mitch Sullivan’s discovery of a link between type 2 diabetes and how the liver stores blood sugar has captured the interest of leading diabetes researchers.

11 November 2014
Sitting for long periods of time can have negative health effects according to UQ researcher Dr Genevieve Healy

A University of Queensland researcher taking a stand for office workers has been recognised for work that is influencing public health guidelines in Australia, the UK and the US.

10 November 2014
Initial research suggests if your grandparents were obese, you have a greater chance of being obese as well. Photo: iStock

A University of Queensland study is one of the world’s first to investigate whether obesity and chronic diseases can be passed down three generations.

10 November 2014