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'Night owls' can retrain body clock to improve health and performance

Research by Monash University shows that a simple tweak to the sleeping patterns of 'night owls' could improve their overall quality of life.

Medicine & health

Stopwatch set for milestone marathon in 2032

The sub-two hour marathon running mark will likely be achieved in May 2032, research by Dr Simon Angus from Monash Business School shows.

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How long before someone breaks the two-hour barrier in the men's marathon?

Number-crunching the winning race time for marathon runners can tell us when the men are likely to break the two-hour barrier. But what about the target barrier for women?

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America's opioid epidemic is starting to hit Australia's shores

The drug epidemic that's claimed thousands of lives in the US is swiftly becoming a threat to the health of many Australians.

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Behaviour of social media fanatics similar to drug users, gamblers

A new study into social media has raised awareness about the hidden mental health traps affecting young users online.

Medicine & health
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Opioid epidemic has reached Australia: study

Monash University research has found that 1.9 million Australian adults begin taking prescription opioids every year.

Medicine & health
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The hair of the dog and other hangover cure fallacies

The hair of the dog is just one tip among many to cure a hangover, but do they really work or are they just drunken fallacies?

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Disgusting or delicious? The case for rethinking food choices

Anyone for rotten shark? Fried tarantula? When it comes to food choices, one person's disgusting is another's delicacy.

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The art of gongfu: the master, the student and the way of the Five Ancestors Fist

Monash lecturer Chris Murray's dedication to an ancient art had benefits far beyond improving his martial arts skills.

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