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Getting creative for our mental health

The world’s awareness and protection of mental health is growing. And creativity is a tool that can hugely benefit it.

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Holding back the blues: prevention research for older people

IMPACT study reveals the significance of depression prevention, particularly in our ageing population.

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Honouring our nurses on the frontline

2020 is the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. In the midst of a global pandemic, we pay our respects to those working in this selfless field.

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The need for self-awareness in times of social distancing and isolation

“The last of the human freedom – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances” – Viktor Frankl

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COVID-19 telehealth boost could set us up for the long-term

Telehealth has long been an underutilised service in Australia, but that could all change as our health systems adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Is laughter really the best medicine?

Laughing can improve mental health, immunity, cardiovascular health, respiratory health and pain tolerance.

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Rural heart health: it isn’t as great as we think.

Due to multiple and complex factors, including reduced resources and research in rural and remote areas, many people are at an increased risk of dying from heart disease in rural areas of Australia.

Theatre-based education programs for public health

How can theatre be used to deliver engaging education to communities in different settings about important public health issues?

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Mangosteens could be used as a supplement to bipolar treatment

The mangosteen, a tropical fruit native to Southeast Asia, could be used to help mitigate bipolar depression.

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Dietary interventions in obesity linked to changes in gut bacteria

Our gut bacteria play a vital role in metabolism and the function of our immune system.

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Highlighting women in STEMM: Prof Karen Dwyer

Prof Dwyer is bringing her formidable energy to solving the mystery of why so many of Victoria’s rural communities are ‘hot spots’ of kidney disease.

Lifting the finger on neuroendocrine tumours

A cancer-free future is the end goal, improved tumour detection is the life-changing stepping stone.

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Deakin researchers follow their gut for anorexia nervosa insight

There’s a lot of observations that people with restrictive food disorder Anorexia Nervosa notice that others may not.

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Pill testing saves lives

Pill testing is one of a range of harm reduction strategies that will help stop overdoses and deaths at clubs and music festivals.

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Virtual Dementia

Dementia currently affects 50 million people worldwide and is predicted to increase to over 130 million people by 2050.

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Miracle milk

Platypus milk has the potential to offer new treatments for bacterial infections that have become resistant to existing medications.

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