Australian made tool puts health and digital literacy on the map
Researchers at RMIT University have helped map European health and digital health literacy, in an important step towards informing health policy and practice across the region.
Wonder drug-capsule may one day replace insulin injection for diabetics
Scientists in Melbourne have designed a new type of oral capsule that could mean pain-free delivery of insulin and other protein drugs.
Smart stitches to reduce infection, simplify post op monitoring
A new antimicrobial suture material that glows in medical imaging could be a promising alternative for mesh implants and internal stitches.
New European project to empower citizens to become savvy with digital health tools
The €2.7 million research project will create a digital health literacy strategy and transform how everyday citizens manage their healthcare.
Early detection tech and the battle to change the story on ovarian cancer
Driven by a promise to help women win the battle against ovarian cancer, Dr Cesar Sanchez Huertas is developing new medical technologies to detect the deadly disease in its earliest stages.
Born too soon: Tackling the challenges and risks of preterm birth
To mark World Prematurity Day, experts at RMIT University share how their research is helping to improve the lives of babies born too soon and their families.
People who seek fact-checked information still share misinformation: study
More than 30% of people who actively seek fact-checked information have shared misinformation themselves, a new study suggests.
New discovery pinpoints the ‘golden window’ for IVF success
Researchers have found a way to better pinpoint the “golden window” when a womb is ready for pregnancy, in a discovery that could help boost IVF success rates.
How long do COVID vaccines take to start working?
The infection of a Victorian aged-worker who had received their first COVID vaccine dose isn't completely surprising. We need two doses for optimal protection.
5 things you need to know about the AstraZeneca vaccine now the TGA has approved it for use in Australia
The Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine is the second COVID shot to be approved in Australia, and it's likely Australians will start receiving it next month.
The Oxford vaccine has unique advantages, as does Pfizer’s. Using both is Australia’s best strategy
The best approach for protecting everyone’s health will require us to provide different vaccines to different people according to need and availability.
Study shows meaningful lockdown activity is more satisfying than busyness
With much of the world practicing varying degrees of social distancing and lockdown, researchers have been investigating the key to happiness in isolation.