Research suggests calcium movement in cells goes awry in both breast cancers and metastatic tumours in the brain

The US Department of Defense (DoD) has committed more than A$1.3 million from its Breast Cancer Research Program to a Queensland study tackling the spread of tumours to the brain.

21 April 2017
Nurses, midwives, doctors and allied health workers will benefit from the initiatives.

Regional communities and future health professionals studying through The University of Queensland are big winners from a multi-pronged $54.4 million Federal Government initiative.

19 April 2017
Student nurse and supervisor

Health education, training and research in rural south Queensland will receive a major boost thanks to the establishment of a new University Department of Rural Health.

18 April 2017
Dr Joyce Ramos

Dr Joyce Ramos from the UQ School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences is the 2016 recipient of the prestigious ESSA Medal.

12 April 2017
Jacinta Carroll and Dane Bird-Smith

Olympic medallist Dane Bird-Smith and world number one water-skier Jacinta Carroll have been named The University of Queensland Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year.

12 April 2017

The risks of chemical contamination in air, food and water will be in the spotlight at the Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences, launched at the University of Queensland today.

11 April 2017

Playful distraction can trump kisses and cuddles to reduce a child’s anxiety and pain during potentially painful burns dressing changes.

7 April 2017
People with substance use disorders have more tooth decay and periodontal disease than the general population, but are less likely to receive dental care.

Chemically eroded teeth from cocaine application to gums is one of the conditions seen among problematic drug users, a University of Queensland School of Dentistry report says.

3 April 2017
Prolonged screen time and low physical activity is a "double burden" on public health

Low levels of physical activity combined with high recreational screen time have been linked to poor mental health of adolescents in developing countries.

3 April 2017

A rural Queensland pharmacy, owned and run by UQ alumnae, has been awarded Australian Pharmacy of the Year.

31 March 2017
Meth was the most commonly consumed illicit drug tested across all Australian regions

A high use of methylamphetamine and prescription medications is a problem for regional Australia, according to an Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) report designed to combat illicit drugs.

28 March 2017
While existing services are highly valued, more are needed.

More support services for pregnant women who have previously suffered miscarriage, stillbirth or the loss of a newborn are needed, according to University of Queensland researchers.

13 March 2017
Chan Su is a traditional Chinese medicine derived from toad by-products.

Dried skin secretions from toads could soon be used in a treatment for the benefit of cancer patients.

9 March 2017

Women who maintain connections with their social groups after having a baby are at lower risk of developing postnatal depression, according to University of Queensland research.

8 March 2017
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

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