Monash University

Showers and change rooms tempt cyclists out in the cold

One of the most effective ways for governments to encourage commuters to cycle, despite temperature extremes or rain, is to provide facilities such as bicycle parking, showers and change rooms, a report shows.

Feb 05, 2014
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Switching brain development on and off

(Medical Xpress)—The possibility of nerve cell regeneration is a step closer after neuroscientists identified the genetic signals that play a crucial role in normal development - driving stem cells to produce ...

Jan 30, 2014
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Scientists unlock gender key to treating stroke

(Medical Xpress)—Stroke is Australia's second biggest killer after coronary heart disease and a leading cause of disability, and there is no treatment for the disease which costs the Australian economy ...

Jan 27, 2014
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Cost of road trauma falls

The cost of major trauma from road traffic injury and death has fallen over the last decade with the introduction of an integrated trauma system in Victoria, a new study has shown.

Jan 22, 2014
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Barriers to care for resettled refugees

Barriers to health care for refugees who have been resettled in the Australian community remains an issue that requires a health service overhaul, a Monash University-led report has found.

Jan 13, 2014
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Ugly in the brain of the beholder

When people think of mental illness related to body image, the first thing that usually comes to mind is anorexia or associated eating disorders. But, the lesser known body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is five times more prevalent ...

Jan 02, 2014
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Life-saving formula a step closer to human trials

A global innovation that has the potential to prevent women in developing countries from the fatal loss of blood after childbirth will move a step closer to human trials, following a $500,000 gift from Australia's ...

Dec 20, 2013
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Diet quality links old and young

Understanding how dietary habits are connected through the generations could have valuable benefits for community health, a new study shows.

Dec 18, 2013
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