Professor Nancy Pachana ... we need to find ways to enhance our functioning and wellbeing in the later decades of life

What is the key to positive and successful ageing? How can society best provide for our greying population?

7 March 2017
Physical symptoms of MS can affect personal oral hygiene

Many Australians living with multiple sclerosis (MS) do not receive adequate oral health care or access to dental services.

7 March 2017
Patients with fatty liver disease may need a more intense dose of exercise

Short bursts of high-intensity exercise could help people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes.

1 March 2017

Understanding how exercise affects language learning could help patients with brain conditions such as stroke, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

23 February 2017
Health costs ... a big challenge for Australia. Image: iStock

The University of Queensland’s new Centre for the Business and Economics of Health has opened its doors and will host an international forum on health expenditure this week.

21 February 2017
Professor Wayne Hall is calling for a minimum price per standard unit of alcohol.

An increase in alcohol taxation, a reduction in the hours of alcohol sales, and changes to how alcohol is promoted are all needed to reduce alcohol-related harm, a public health policy expert has argued.

20 February 2017
Dr Hooman Baghaie

A decade after fleeing his native Iran, Dr Hooman Baghaie, knows the importance of being able to smile.

20 February 2017
The research has implications for intervention

Research by The University of Queensland may provide a better understanding of the social functioning difficulties of people with autism.

15 February 2017
Great Barrier Reef turtle with lesion on its eye

Cobalt, a naturally occurring mineral that can also be an environmental pollutant, has been recorded in the blood of Queensland turtles at potentially harmful levels

13 February 2017
Recovering drug addicts are often impaired socially

Negative stereotypes about injecting drug-users may be hampering their recovery. A study has found that recovering drug addicts who believe they are the target of stereotypes find it harder to function within society.

7 February 2017

If you want to win an Oscar it is best to be an American actor in a film that portrays American culture.

6 February 2017
Could extra feedback from insoles help people with multiple sclerosis?

An international team of researchers is trialling specially designed shoe insoles aimed at improving the mobility of people with multiple sclerosis (MS).

6 February 2017
Ben Milbourne filming in The University of Queensland Great Court

A Queensland celebrity chef will serve up a fusion of science, education and gastronomy when Food Lab by Ben Milbourne is launched at Brisbane’s Customs House on Tuesday, 31 January.

31 January 2017
Professor Leanne Hides

Increasing knowledge about what treatments are most effective for addiction and mental health is the focus of an appointment made by The University of Queensland and collaborators Lives Lived Well.

31 January 2017

UQ’s School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences has ranked 4th and 5th in the world for sport science in two highly respected global rankings systems.

27 January 2017
Shehenaz Ismail

Shehenaz Ismail's pride in teaching psychology in the Maldives shines through when she describes her work.

19 January 2017
student nurses

UQ School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work students are invited to apply for a Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Opportunity Scholarship.

18 January 2017
The UQ Oral Health Centre at Herston

The University of Queensland will help deliver more free public dental care thanks to a new partnership with the State Government.

10 January 2017
Tawal locals, Nepal

More than a year after the Gorkha earthquake killed nearly 9000 people in Nepal, two University of Queensland students visiting the region found destroyed classrooms and a health clinic replaced with a tent.

21 December 2016

Being confronted by the plight of child soldiers in the African country of Uganda is something Andrew Wilcox is unlikely to ever forget.

20 December 2016
Picture drawn by a child asylum seeker.

Two Queensland research students have been recognised for documenting the “amazing work” occupational therapists do to help child asylum seekers in Australian detention facilities.

19 December 2016
James Watson's research on declining wilderness features at number 59 on the Altmetric Top 100 'most discussed' journal articles of 2016.

A list of the world’s top-100 ‘most-discussed’ journal articles of 2016 features research from The University of Queensland in 16th and 59th spots.

14 December 2016

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