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Lowering inflammation to treat mental health: the burgeoning field of immuno-psychiatry

Our immune systems are a key part of the mental health puzzle.

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Preventing childhood obesity – a community response

The program keeping Portland children healthy.

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Transforming care for people living with dementia

A tool to help aged care staff understand the importance of communication for people living with dementia.

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Transform-Us!  Moving and learning for long-term health 

The world-first program re-framing the way children learn by moving more and sitting less.

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Monitoring advertising to reduce the risk of cancer

The iPupilX is set to create a healthier advertising environment by tracking our engagement with cancer-causing products.

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Skeletal muscle density and cognitive function: the body-brain crosstalk

The Geelong Osteoporosis Study (GOS) has recently reported world first study links between muscle density and cognitive function.

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Stimulating brain areas could help improve our motor ‘imagination’

For people with Development Coordination Disorder (DCD), increased motor imagery could help to improve movement function.

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From space missions to social distancing: managing mental health on Earth and Mars

How do astronauts support their mental health way above the stratosphere? And what can this tell us about treatments back on Earth?

Providing rehab from afar: Professor Ralph Maddison

Using digital health technologies, Professor Maddison is helping patients with cardiovascular disease to access the care they need.

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Interrupted sleep a disheartening reality for many new parents

For new fathers, insomnia can persist long after the baby has settled.

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From the head to the heart: mental illness putting women’s heart health at risk

Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer for Australian women. And their increased risk of experiencing depression and anxiety is a contributing factor.

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“Research for and with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples”: step forward for culturally inclusive foot health

Pioneering research finds a link between poor foot health and its prevalence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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When art meets sport: actor training could help kids learn physical literacy

Sports and the arts might seem like strange bedfellows. But these disciplines have more in common than meets the eye.

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Restrictive diets can do more harm than good

A healthy diet is one that is diverse, not extreme.

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Eating our way to better mental health

It’s not just our physical health that can benefit from a healthy diet

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The lifesaving dollar — how will COVID-19 impact our mental health from a health economics perspective?

From the frontline to the home, COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the mental health of all Australians. So, what’s happening economically?

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