Asking patients to take a ‘wait-and-see’ approach before having their antibiotic prescriptions filled significantly reduces unnecessary use, a University of Queensland study has shown.

21 September 2017
Dr Louise Ainscough

New research is helping academics understand factors hindering students from achieving academic success in the transition from secondary school to university.

20 September 2017
An interdisciplinary approach to research

The University of Queensland’s School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences has ranked among the best in the world for sport science for the second year in a row.

20 September 2017
Dr James Hudson

Researchers have identified the process that shuts down the human heart’s ability to heal itself, and are now searching for a drug to reverse it.

19 September 2017
Professor Hoy says improved health outcomes should be "celebrated".

Unique data from the Tiwi Islands and trends in ages and causes of death shows that health outcomes for some remote Indigenous communities have improved at an astonishing rate.

15 September 2017
Heightened levels of inconsistent sleep are unfavourable for athletes wanting to perform at their optimum. Credit: Sergio Montenegro

Junior rugby league players go to bed later than their senior counterparts and are therefore at risk of burning the candle at both ends if this isn’t considered in their routine.

15 September 2017

A senior medical ethicist from The University of Queensland has authored a book which aims to reverse the culture of avoidance and silence about death.

15 September 2017
Professor Hall calls for "rigorous evaluation"

The future of international drug control treaties is in question because of recent treaty-violating decisions to legalise non-medical cannabis use in Canada, the United States and Uruguay.

14 September 2017
The research aims to reduce the frequency of tripping and injuries

A device to measure foot control is being trialled to improve walking ability for adolescents and young adults with cerebral palsy.

5 September 2017
Professor David Evans

Scientists are honing in on a potential treatment for osteoporosis, after performing the largest ever genetic study of the common age-related bone-thinning disease.

5 September 2017

Children may have a greater understanding of how to innovate and problem solve than previously realised.

4 September 2017
Vital clues may be disrupted between the feet and brain for people with diabetes

Shoe insoles are being trialled to improve balance, walking and physical activity in adults with type 2 diabetes and associated foot nerve damage.

1 September 2017
The risk of suicidal thoughts was five or six times higher in children aged under 12 who had experienced psychosis

Otherwise healthy people who have experienced hallucinations or delusions are more likely to have later suicidal thoughts or attempts, a new international study has found. The UQ research found that having a psychotic experience doubled the risk of...

31 August 2017

Self-compassion is an important part of recovery for people with eating disorders, University of Queensland researchers have found.

29 August 2017

Common anti-anxiety drugs including Xanax and Valium have been implicated in half of all non-fatal injected drug overdoses in a new study.

28 August 2017

University of Queensland work to reduce the risk of alcohol, tobacco and other drug-related harm among young people has benefited from $2.31 million in Federal Government funding.

18 August 2017
Science Minister Leeanne Enoch and Dr Lee Hickey

Grain research technology that will help combat food shortages stemming from climate change and a burgeoning world population have helped a young researcher claim the title of Advance Queensland Young Tall Poppy Scientist of the Year.

14 August 2017
Half of all melanomas develop from a naevus

Testing for two gene mutations commonly associated with melanoma would be insufficient to determine whether a mole could turn cancerous, University of Queensland research has found.

11 August 2017
Children have a strong propensity for fairness

Children as young as seven have the same capacity as adults to make judgements on the anti-social behaviour of others.

9 August 2017
The UQ Centre for Clinical Research at Herston, Brisbane

Infectious disease experts are pushing for better evidence from clinical trials to help determine the most effective antibiotics to use when treating their sickest patients.

9 August 2017

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