Health, biomedicine and psychology

Aboriginal health focus at forum

May 25th, 2017

From left to right, Professors Fiona Stanley, Rhonda Marriott and Eeva Leinonen

Research into improving the health and welfare of Indigenous Australians is being shared and discussed at the inaugural Aboriginal Health Research Forum.

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Teen peers an emotional tonic for daily stress

May 16th, 2017

Research has found that teenagers’ reliance on their peers is good for their development and sense of belonging, particularly in the immediate aftermath of a stressful event, like failing a test.

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Linking tick bites with a Lyme-like disease

April 26th, 2017

Professor Una Ryan will be presenting her research on Lyme-like Disease at Western Australia’s premier media research conference, Science on the Swan, on 2 May.

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Researchers fighting adverse drug reactions

April 19th, 2017

Professor Elizabeth Phillips from Murdoch University’s Institute for Immunology and Infectious Diseases (IIID) will present her research on personalised medicine at Western Australia’s premier medical research conference, Science on the Swan, in Fremantle on 3 May.

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Study helps vet mental health

April 18th, 2017

Veterinarians across Australia are being asked to fill out an anonymous survey on their mental health

A Murdoch University study is investigating why there is a high rate of suicide and mental health issues among veterinarians.

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New assessment of preschool mental health trialled

April 13th, 2017

Murdoch University hosted Australia’s first training for an innovative method of assessing the mental health of preschool aged children. This assessment tool, the Preschool Aged Psychiatric Assessment (PAPA), uses semi-structured interviews to diagnose psychiatric symptoms in children up to five years of age.

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Mobile music app offers new path for stroke rehabilitation

April 11th, 2017

A new study will investigate how an easy-to-use mobile phone could retrain the brains of stroke patients. Murdoch University neuroscientist Dr Ann-Maree Vallence is examining the effectiveness of GotRhythm, a mobile phone app which offers a simple individualised rehabilitation program.

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Spice a potential treatment for adolescent depression

March 30th, 2017

Murdoch University researchers are investigating whether the spice saffron could be used to treat depression and anxiety in adolescents.

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Improving mental health screening for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pregnant women and new mums

February 28th, 2017

Murdoch University will participate in a collaborative study aiming to improve the mental health of expectant and new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mums living in remote communities.

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Managing the source of infection

January 6th, 2017

Tapeworm

A team of researchers at Murdoch University are helping prevent parasitic tapeworms from entering the food chain in Southeast Asian farming communities.

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