Swinburne University of Technology

Health

Easy wheezy: A straightforward path to asthma control

Researchers at Swinburne have created a device that lets users assess and track their own respiratory condition. The device is currently in clinical trials in hospitals in Melbourne, Sydney and the UK.

Health

How hangovers reduce brain function

Hangovers reduce brain function and memory, according to new research from Swinburne University of Technology (Swinburne) in Melbourne.

Health

New data shows it's tough to have lung disease

People with asthma have the lowest overall health literacy according to a first-of-its-kind national health survey conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The survey uses a survey tool developed by Swinburne's ...

Health

What 5G means for our health

Much to the excitement of Australians, solid plans to roll out fast 5G mobile communication technology were announced in 2018. Behind the scenes, studies modelling the absorption patterns of 5G electromagnetic energy in human ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

One in four Australians are lonely

One in four Australians are lonely, our new report has found, and it's not just a problem among older Australians – it affects both genders and almost all age groups.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Are we treating body dysmorphic disorder the wrong way?

While it's long been thought that body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is related to obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), new findings show this is not as clear-cut as it would appear.

Overweight & Obesity

Rethinking the health and weight debate

Swinburne researchers are part of a new wave of health professionals challenging our perception of weight and health. While it's long been thought that fatness is unhealthy, and skinniness is healthy, research shows this ...

Medications

US painkiller restriction linked to increase in drug trading

A new study led by Swinburne shows trading of prescription opioids through the darknet has increased in the wake of tighter regulation by the US government for this category of legal pharmaceutical products prescribed by ...

Health

Physical fitness and healthy aorta key to brain ageing

The rate of decline in certain aspects of memory may be explained by a combination of overall physical fitness and the stiffness of the central arteries, researchers from Swinburne's Centre for Human Psychopharmacology have ...

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