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Monash projects awarded $2.6 million to detect and prevent dementia

Identifying middle-aged people at risk of developing dementia, and finding ways to prevent or delay its onset, is the aim of a new Monash University trial about to get underway.

Research

Burnout: Sleepless firefighters at risk of exhaustion and mental health conditions

Sleep disturbances and mental health challenges are putting half of America's firefighters at high risk of emotional fatigue and exhaustion.

Medicine & health

'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

Working day less than a hoot for 'night owls'

Those who go to bed late and then get up later have significantly lower functional connectivity in the brain, slower reaction times, and may struggle with a standard 9-5 work day compared to ‘early risers’.

Medicine & health
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Physical restraint doesn't protect patients – there are better alternatives

Regulating physical restraint of the elderly in nursing homes is a step in the right direction, but more still needs to be done to educate the sector on alternatives.

Lens

Active sleep is more than just counting sheep

New research by neuroscientists at Monash University shows that the sleeping brain has the capacity to encode important pieces of information - even though the body is resting.

Science
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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?

Lens
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The drug that can put some cancer cells to sleep

Instead of killing the disease – as chemotherapy and radiotherapy do – a new and “lateral” approach to treatment shows great promise.

Lens

Intervention program helps young people overcome family trauma

Monash University has developed a revolutionary intervention program, called mi.spot, now being trialled with at-risk young Victorians.

Learning & teaching