Humour therapy is as effective as widely used antipsychotic drugs in managing agitation in people with dementia - and avoids serious drug side effects, a new study shows.
The largest study of its kind has confirmed the existence of common genetic contributors to bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
Two of Australia's leading experts address free public seminar chaired by Ita Buttrose to mark World Alzheimer's Day, Wednesday 21st Sept.
Hopes for an effective vaccine against the potentially fatal hepatitis C infection have received a major boost following the discovery of two 'Achilles' heels' within the virus.
Managing other people at work triggers structural changes in the brain, protecting its memory and learning centre well into old age, research presented at the Brain Sciences UNSW symposium suggests.
Running may trigger the production of new brain cells throughout life, possibly building a "buffer" to hold off diseases such as Alzheimer's, research presented at the Brain Sciences UNSW shows.
New research suggests obese individuals often perform poorly in reasoning and planning tasks and, likewise, those with poor cognitive function are more vulnerable to excessive weight gain.
Scientists have found a new genetic mechanism that makes some families more susceptible to colorectal, bowel and other cancers.
One of the country's top mental health innovators, Professor Helen Christensen, is the Black Dog Institute's new leader, replacing Scientia Professor Gordon Parker, who's stepping down after 10 years at the helm