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Could a better diet improve mental health?

If you want to do right by the planet, the general advice is to eat an abundance of fruit and vegetables, as well as whole grains and nuts, and...

Depression

Changing how we view eye conditions

Growing up we were always told too much TV would make our eyes go square. But fast forward a few years and researchers are increasingly turning to virtual reality...

Optometry

Getting creative for our mental health

Humans have been creating since prehistoric times, when our ancestors left their first marks on cave walls. Creativity is an inherent part of being human. But the demands of...

Research news

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Looking at diet and exercise to treat COVID-19 related depression

The powerful potential of food and physical activity to calm the mind and restore mental well-being will be tested in a new study looking for a sustainable treatment for...

Food and Mood

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Major study to unravel secrets of chronic fatigue syndrome

A Deakin University research team will begin a world-first study into the causes and possible treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome, a little understood condition that affects many thousands of...

Chronic Fatigue

Researchers examine the role of muscle strength in ageing cognitive health

Research is showing a strong link between handgrip strength, walking speed and cognition, indicating how improved physical health could boost elderly minds. Based at Barwon Health, in the heart...

Ageing

Top scientific honour for Deakin neuroscientist

Thousands of people around the world with psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression are benefitting from the work of Alfred Deakin Professor Michael Berk. Professor Berk...

Research news

Fruit rind to help treat bipolar depression in new trial

The fruit of the mangosteen tree has been used as a traditional medicine in South East Asia for centuries. Now, scientists are hoping it could help treat bipolar depression....

Bipolar Disorder