YOLO – so make it count

Living a YOLO (you only live once) lifestyle doesn’t mean abandoning any sense of consequence, but it does mean seizing opportunities for self-improvement.

29 July 2016

Gender balance in sport vital to improving public health

Increasing women’s participation in sport is important for improving physical health globally, but also offers significant benefits for mental, social, political and economic health.

28 July 2016
In Australia women are still about 30 per cent less likely than men to meet physical activity guidelines

Living a YOLO (you only live once) lifestyle doesn’t mean abandoning any sense of consequence, but it does mean seizing opportunities for self-improvement.

29 July 2016
In Australia women are still about 30 per cent less likely than men to meet physical activity guidelines

Increasing women’s participation in sport is important for improving physical health globally, but also offers significant benefits for mental, social, political and economic health.

28 July 2016
Physical inactivity incurs a conservative estimated global cost of $US67.5 billion a year

Physical inactivity incurs a conservative estimated global cost of $US67.5 billion a year, leading a Queensland researcher to emphasise that prevention should be a priority.

28 July 2016
One hour of physical activity can offset the risk of sitting for eight hours a day

The increased risk of death associated with sitting for eight hours a day could be offset by one hour of physical activity a day.

28 July 2016

An international academic publisher has confirmed The University of Queensland’s already laudable research excellence is continuing to improve, with the Nature Index 2016 Rising Stars placing UQ second in the Asia-Pacific region.

28 July 2016
Women are warned a healthy weight before pregnancy is important to ensure the best outcomes for their babies.

Women are being encouraged to ensure their body mass index (BMI) is within a healthy range before pregnancy to ensure the best outcomes for their babies.

28 July 2016

​A world-first study has questioned the relative benefits of robotic keyhole surgery for prostate cancer.

27 July 2016
Text message delivered health coaching is an effective way to ‘maintain the gain’ of positive lifestyle changes

A public health program that was modelled on University of Queensland research and designed to help people maintain the switch to a healthy lifestyle has been extended.

27 July 2016
Dr Alexia Murphy will join the International Atomic Energy Agency as a nutrition specialist

A University of Queensland researcher has been recruited by the UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to lead projects combating malnutrition through nuclear nutrition techniques.

26 July 2016

Cows that pass you on the right might be giving you the “evil eye”, according to an international study that could help cattle breeders reduce animal stress and anxiety levels.

26 July 2016
Professor Naomi Wray

Researchers at The University of Queensland have contributed to the discovery of three new genes which increase the risk of motor neurone disease (MND), opening the door for targeted treatments.

26 July 2016
The second version of CommFit is being tested now

Dr Caitlin Brandenburg’s award-winning research is certainly something to get people talking.

25 July 2016
Alana Clover has designed a sun monitoring wrist band

Two out of three Australians will develop skin cancer before turning 70, with research showing the majority of sun damage occurs during childhood and adolescence.

23 July 2016
ICTE-UQ International students.

Students have selected a University of Queensland institute as one of the top three university English language centres in Australia.

22 July 2016

Ahead of World Head and Neck Cancer Day on 27 July, University of Queensland School of Dentistry researcher Kelsey Pateman wants to turn the spotlight to the psychological and social care needs of survivors.

21 July 2016
L to R: Danielle Prince, Dane Bird-Smith, Maddison Keeney and Bianca Hammett

Six University of Queensland students and four graduates are preparing to step onto the world stage at next month’s Rio Olympics (5-21 August).

21 July 2016
Hasan and Anastasios with a Tourigin tour group bound for Stradbroke Island (photos on jetty)

Tourists are coming face-to-face with Queensland’s Indigenous communities through a social enterprise started by two University of Queensland students.

21 July 2016
Researchers are recruiting volunteers for a study

One in six Australians is affected by hearing loss, and that figure rises to 70 per cent for older people.

21 July 2016
Shambhavi Mishra

15 year old Brisbane Student Shambhavi Mishra has been crowned the 2016 Queensland Brain Bee Champion at The University of Queensland's QBI

20 July 2016
Instead of retiring, Denis Loaney went back to university.

After a successful career in business consultancy, Denis Loaney hung up his suit and tie - but rather than retiring, he went back to university to pursue his passion for art.

20 July 2016