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Biology is partly to blame for high rates of mental illness in women – the rest is social

Men and women respond differently to diseases and treatments for biological, social and psychological reasons. Depression and anxiety are known to affect around one in five people, but depression occurs twice as often in women as in men.

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Government’s oil and gas tax response will leave regional communities at a loss

Falling revenues from petroleum mining, that spurred a review of the Petroleum Resource Rent Tax (PRRT), have hit regional communities hard and these same communities aren’t likely to get any relief from the government response.

Fly dying

High-sugar diets found to significantly reduce the lifespan of flies

Flies with a history of eating a high sugar diet live shorter lives – even after their diet improves – an international study involving Monash University has found.


Lifespan doubly extended by combining two anti-ageing interventions: study finds

An international study involving a Monash University biologist has found that extra-long life can be achieved by combining a genetic manipulation that turns down insulin signalling with optimal diets.

Home care can sometimes be worse than the alternative.

Technology with the potential to change lives

The role of advanced technologies which can transform lives and support independence will be the focus of an upcoming industry workshop. Convened jointly by the Institute of Safety, Compensation and...