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Boozy Facebook posts linked to binge drinking

Facebook posts depicting exaggerated alcohol use could influence the drinking habits for young people, according to new research from the University of Sydney. The study reveals that exaggerated ‘boozy’ Facebook profiles are exacerbating drinking habits in young people, but correcting ...

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Jail time leads to homelessness: research

Jail time and homelessness go hand-in-hand, new research shows. A survey of 1400 Australians who were homeless, or at risk of it, found 42 per cent had been released from prison, juvenile detention or remand within the preceding six months. ...

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Don’t take this news sitting down

A half-hour at the gym doesn’t cut it if you’re sedentary the rest of the day, researcher says. By James Wells A University of the Sunshine Coast student is urging her colleagues to get up off their seats for the ...

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UniMelb leads single flu shot for life quest

Australian researchers have been part of a discovery that could lead to a single-shot flu vaccine offering protection for life. The University of Melbourne-led team says “killer” CD8+T cells are tasked with taking out new viruses and are able to ...

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JCU leads new study in epilepsy treatment

James Cook University scientists are leading a drug trial which is attempting to find a better treatment for kids with a life threatening form of epilepsy. JCU’s Dr Jeremy Furyk is coordinating the work, alongside researchers at the Townsville, Gold ...

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