Mental health experts focus on suicide and self harm
| Health Canal
Examining mental health service responses in critical and crisis situations. More
Enjoyable exercise has benefits | Science Alert
Exercise doesn't need to be all about 'no pain, no gain' to reap the associated health benefits, according to research published in two top-ranking journals. More
Exercise Doesn't Have To Be Torturous To Be Beneficial, Study
Suggests | Huffington Post
Researchers from the University of South Australia found that "somewhat hard" exercise intensity -- which exercisers deemed to be "pleasant" -- was enough to increase aerobic capacity by 17 percent, which is linked with improving blood pressure and body mass index (BMI, a ratio of weight to height). More
matter - A fake arm increases the allergic response
Can your mind change how allergic your skin is? New research just published in Current Biology shows it can. More.
VC Awards for Professional Staff Excellence (The Clinical
The Clinical Placement Unit in the School of Health Sciences won a team award for working across boundaries. The team members are Fay Hanns, Carmen Baker, Danealle Swenser-Smith, Deb Hannemann, Lia Nigro, Emma Owens and Bernadette Noonan. More.
A STUDY on ADHD medication for children will look at the impact of
stimulants on the brain
The study will examine stimulants such as Ritalin and dexamphetamine, and how they affect parts of the brain that control movement. More
Getting down to the bare bones of vitamin D
New research from the University of South Australia to discover how and why bone cells produce their own vitamin D may hold vital significance in preventing or redressing osteoporosis. More...
students look to country practice
UniSA students from a range of health fields are being encouraged to put their skills to use in a rural or remote region, through two new separate initiatives. More
research to keep teenage girls active
Pinpointing why some teenage girls are able to keep up healthy physical activity levels while the majority of their peers are doing less is the focus of a new UniSA study. More...
sustainability a core issue for the food industry
With food security high on the environmental agenda, experts are meeting in Adelaide this week to consider the implications for nutrition and health. More...
Making the most of mealtimes
It may not come as a surprise that an international review suggested that up to 85 per cent of residential aged care residents in developed countries, such as Australia, may be under-nourished. More...
for students and the aged begins
The University of South Australia, together with Helping Hand Aged Care, will launch their innovative Regional Mobile Health Clinic tomorrow, Wednesday August 10. More...
Home-grown health workers a must for sustainable health
The forum An "Ethical" Approach to Health Workforce Sustainability: Desirable? Achievable? is presented by UniSA's Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and Health Workforce Australia. More...
SA's brainiest students compete at UniSA
More than 40 Year 10 students gathered at UniSA's City East campus last month (June) to take part in the South Australian final of the nationwide Brain Bee Challenge. More...
supports brain repair for stroke victims
Research results from a study being conducted at UniSA show that for stroke victims, exercising as little as once a week can improve both memory and the ability to process information quickly. More...
to prevent hospitalisations
UniSA researchers have been awarded funding to develop national clinical indicators of potentially preventable hospitalisations, which are estimated to cost the Australian healthcare system $300 million each year. More...
Methamphetamines and brain damage
UniSA scientists are researching whether chronic methamphetamine use causes damage to regions of the brain associated with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and movement disorders such as Parkinson's Disease. More ...
Student scholarships will benefit older generation
The year 2010 marked the 75th anniversary of Resthaven Incorporated and to celebrate this memorable achievement, Resthaven established a number of generous scholarships at UniSA, including a perpetual scholarship for Indigenous students. More ...
Birthday Honours to Chancellor and physiotherapy pioneer
UniSA's Chancellor Dr Ian Gould has been recognised in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours, appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his service to the mining industry, education and the community. More ...
steps to reduce risk of stillbirth
The SAFE brochure highlights steps to minimise the risk of stillbirth. A new brochure on 'keeping baby safe in pregnancy' recommends four simple steps pregnant women can take to minimise the risk of stillbirth. More ...
Bosses sent to Army field
Richard Bennett is a Technical Services Supervisor in UniSA's School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences by day but around the clock he's Major Richard Bennett with the Australian Army Reserves. More ...
Researchers back World Hypertension Day
UniSA academics are joining forces with research colleagues around the nation to support World Hypertension Day on May 17 in a bid to promote awareness of the powerful impact of elevated blood pressure on health and well being. More ...
State-of-the-art nursing practice labs launch on International Nurses
A simulated hospital environment to assist in the education and training of the nurses and midwives of the future will be launched at the University of South Australia this International Nurses Day, May 12. More ...
researcher wins prestigious Wellcome Trust grant
University of South Australia evolutionary biologist Dr Ellen Nisbet has won funding from the United Kingdom's prestigious Wellcome Trust for research into new ways to prevent and treat malaria.
Health Worker Diabetic Foot Screening "train the Trainer" Training
Held at the UniSA podiatry school on 25 March, rural podiatrist trainers then deliver the training to their local Aboriginal Health Workers, who add diabetic foot screening to their health assessments and refer to podiatry services if they discover any foot complications. More ...
investigates supplement that might make exercise fun
Researchers at UniSA's Nutritional Physiology Research Centre are about to test a novel nutritional supplement that could help people to achieve increased levels of physical activity and make exercise more enjoyable. More...
Reconnect helps country students reach potential
Four young women from the country have been awarded a UniSA scholarship to help them settle into university life in the city. More ...
dust and research
An innovative scholarship hosted at UniSA's Whyalla campus is giving young researchers a career head start - and a taste of what it means to work as professionals outside the big smoke. More ...
From the Chancellery: world-class research rating
I frequently feel very proud of this university, and the results of the first Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment released in late January, confirmed that there is indeed much to be proud about. More ...
Adelaide gets set for 2011 NAPSA
Congress - January 24th-30th
The biggest event on NAPSA's calendar, the 2011 NAPSA Congress, hosted by the South Australian Pharmacy Students' Association (SAPSA), will be held in Adelaide at the University of South Australia from January 24th through to January 30th. More ... (PDF, 203KB)
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