Stand Up Victoria was among the first large cluster randomised controlled trials of its kind

A program encouraging office workers to stand up, sit less and move more has significantly reduced sitting time among participating public servants.

24 August 2016
Mothers taking part in the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health will provide fresh insights into their children’s health and development.

Research linking two decades of data on Australian women with outcomes for their children will provide an unparalleled insight into child health and development.

22 August 2016
UQ's Young Tall Poppy winners

Investigating what we look for in a partner – and how that has affected human evolution – has led the University of Queensland’s Dr Barnaby Dixson to be named the Queensland Tall Poppy of the Year.

18 August 2016
UQ's Dr Stephen Anderson was the program's scientific consultant

A senior University of Queensland lecturer has lent his expertise to a television documentary about the impact of hormones on animal behaviour.

17 August 2016

Calls to a poisons hotline have revealed a disproportionate number of young children referred to hospital following suspected exposure to a household bug and spider spray.

15 August 2016
Professor Andreas Obermair (right) and the team

The Queensland Centre for Gynaecological Cancer (QCGC) Research has paid tribute to women who participate in clinical trials, ahead of a patient symposium on research outcomes.

11 August 2016
Dr Veerman is encouraging people to incorporate physical activity into daily life, making it a habit rather than a chore

Researchers are calling for a major boost to physical activity recommendations, with a new study linking more weekly exercise to a reduced risk of five common diseases.

10 August 2016
Cholesterol in cells

University of Queensland research has revealed how fats – including cholesterol – could increase the progression of aggressive cancers.

8 August 2016
The majority of respondents were not using beta alanine in accordance with recommendations

Only 35 per cent of Australian professional footballers were able to identify the benefits of a supplement they were taking, and 48 per cent admitted to never reading the labels.

5 August 2016

The University of Queensland has a list of experts available for comment on issues relating to the Olympic Games Rio 2016.

3 August 2016

Researcher has shown that hysterectomy doubles the odds of a woman enduring persistent hot flushes and night sweats, even if they retain their ovaries.

2 August 2016

Consumers of Asian alternative medicine derived from Australian marine life may be inadvertently consuming toxins, according to research by The University of Queensland.

2 August 2016
1000 blood samples to create a world leading genomics resource

Patients’ genes could unlock urgently needed new treatments for severe sepsis, which kills three and a half times as many Australians as the road toll.

1 August 2016
World health authorities estimate antimicrobial resistant superbugs will kill 10 million people a year by 2050.

University of Queensland researchers are leading an international effort to slow the emergence of antimicrobial-resistant superbugs forecast to kill more people than cancer by 2050.

29 July 2016

Living a YOLO (you only live once) lifestyle doesn’t mean abandoning any sense of consequence, but it does mean seizing opportunities for self-improvement.

29 July 2016
In Australia women are still about 30 per cent less likely than men to meet physical activity guidelines

Increasing women’s participation in sport is important for improving physical health globally, but also offers significant benefits for mental, social, political and economic health.

28 July 2016
Physical inactivity incurs a conservative estimated global cost of $US67.5 billion a year

Physical inactivity incurs a conservative estimated global cost of $US67.5 billion a year, leading a Queensland researcher to emphasise that prevention should be a priority.

28 July 2016
One hour of physical activity can offset the risk of sitting for eight hours a day

The increased risk of death associated with sitting for eight hours a day could be offset by one hour of physical activity a day.

28 July 2016

​A world-first study has questioned the relative benefits of robotic keyhole surgery for prostate cancer.

27 July 2016
Text message delivered health coaching is an effective way to ‘maintain the gain’ of positive lifestyle changes

A public health program that was modelled on University of Queensland research and designed to help people maintain the switch to a healthy lifestyle has been extended.

27 July 2016

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