Health & Medicine

Up in smoke: how imaging is changing the perceptions of nicotine addiction

Volume 10 Number 11 November 10 - December 7 2014

 

Research into smoking is revealing fascinating insights to addictive behaviours and the role of self-control in at-risk people. By Maddison Connaughton.

One step ahead for environment and health: doctors take preventative action

Volume 10 Number 11 November 10 - December 7 2014

 

Melbourne medical students have put on their running shoes to promote health awareness. By Liz Banks-Anderson

Why don't we crave broccoli?

Volume 10 Number 11 November 10 - December 7 2014

 

We are all familiar with the allure of the cupcake, the beckoning chocolate bar and the irresistible urge for pizza but rarely are we seduced by broccoli. But does anyone actually crave broccoli? And how can the rest of us curb cravings for high calorie foods? By Andi Horvath.

Solution in sight for age-old problem

Volume 10 Number 11 November 10 - December 7 2014

For over 2000 years, the fine-tooth comb has been the only truly effective weapon against head lice. Now researchers have developed a new, commercially viable, safe and effective solution that will put paid to this arduous and time-consuming approach to delousing. By Gabrielle Murphy

Medical students roll up their sleeves in the Vampire Cup

Volume 10 Number 10 October 13 - November 9 2014

 

This year, many Melbourne medical students rolled up their sleeves to donate blood as part of the Vampire Cup: a nationwide student blood drive that raises awareness about blood donation among future healthcare professionals. By Elizabeth Brumby.

Building on experience: Aboriginal students engaged in Indigenous health research

Volume 10 Number 10 October 13 - November 9 2014

 

The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Science has Aboriginal students across all schools, each mobilising change in their respective fields of health. Tailored support offered by the Faculty helped them find their feet. By Kate Dukes.

Attitudes on violence against women show little improvement in 2014

Volume 10 Number 10 October 13 - November 9 2014

 

Research has shown persistent and disturbing attitudes toward violence against women. By Liz Banks-Anderson 

Exploring the mind: a memoir of psychiatry

Volume 10 Number 10 October 13 - November 9 2014

 

Katherine Smith reviews a new publication of essays by eminent psychiatrists approaching the ends of their careers which reflects on the past, present and future of their discipline.

Parkinson’s disease research wins 3-Minute Thesis competition

Volume 10 Number 10 October 13 - November 9 2014

 

Rebecca Hobden speaks with this year’s 3-Minute thesis competition winner.

Evidence-based suicide prevention begins with deeper analysis

Volume 10 Number 10 October 13 - November 9 2014

Researchers in mental health are working with colleagues at the Coroners Court of Victoria to refine and evaluate a register of deaths by suicide in the state of Victoria in an effort to identify risk factors for suicide, and to development effective prevention measures. By Katherine Smith.

Can your eye colour change?

Volume 10 Number 10 October 13 - November 9 2014

 

Andi Horvath explores the reality about iris colour, and why it sometimes changes.

Puppy carers in short supply

Volume 10 Number 10 October 13 - November 9 2014

 

General Practice vet Dr Leonie Richards from Melbourne University’s Werribee Animal Hospital explains the benefits to all involved of fostering a Seeing Eye Dog puppy. By Katherine Smith.