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Exercising maintains brain size

Aerobic exercise can improve memory function and maintain brain health as we age, a new Australian-led study has found. In […]

A quick walk on your lunch break could significantly help Australia’s physical …

A new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) shows that small increases in our levels of […]

The secret of a good night’s sleep

Despite oft-repeated calls to get eight hours shut-eye a night, a new piece of research has concluded that it’s more […]

Reward system ‘broken’ for those with bipolar disorder

Depression and mania are linked to abnormalities in the bio-behavioural system that manages the pursuit of reward in humans, the […]

Brain cells that control appetite identified for first time

Dieting could be revolutionised, thanks to the ground-breaking discovery by the University of Warwick of the key brain cells which […]

Changing stroke definitions is causing chaos, warns Monash professor

Proposals to change the definitions of stroke and related conditions are causing confusion and chaos in clinical practice and research, […]

Dementia rates may be falling, not rising

World Alzheimer’s Day is a timely occasion to examine dementia statistics commonly quoted by advocacy groups and researchers. Take, for […]

New web resource for Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

The federal government has funded a new web resource developed by the University of Sydney to assist the prevention and […]

Cutting salt could save 3500 lives per year

Pre-packaged meals are putting Australians at higher risk of chronic diseases such as kidney, stroke and heart disease due to […]

Using seaweed sugar to heal brain injuries

Dr Richard Williams from RMIT University and Associate Professor David Nisbet from The Australian National University have created a “hydrogel […]
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