Improving health and lifestyle

The high cost of bad quality data
A new study of the Australian healthcare industry has revealed the impact that inaccurate and inconsistent data can have on patient safety.
10/04/2014

New book details A to Z of assistive technology
A new book by experts in biomedical engineering will provide valuable information to people with reduced abilities.
01/04/2014

Research finds health benefits from free play
Cheap items like crates and buckets encourage children to be more active and creative when playing, research has found.
24/03/2014

Research advances pressure garments for speedy recovery
RMIT researchers are designing unique pressure garments to help heal burn patients - with a little assistance from an almost-human friend.
24/03/2014

Social connections key to happiness for "at-risk" teens
An RMIT University report on the happiness of disadvantaged Australian teenagers has emphasised the vital role of family and friends in mental wellbeing.
11/03/2014

Liquid metal pump a breakthrough for micro-fluidics
Researchers have developed the world's first liquid metal enabled pump, a revolutionary new micro-scale device with no mechanical parts.
03/03/2014

Marine sponge shows promise against cancer
A promising compound for cancer treatment derived from a sea sponge has been synthesised in a laboratory by a PhD researcher.
26/02/2014

Researchers to study physics of life with light
RMIT University is a core collaborator in the Australian Research Council's new $38 million Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics.
25/02/2014

Research examines acupuncture needle quality
The quality of acupuncture needles needs to be universally improved to increase patient comfort and safety, researchers have found.
21/02/2014

A sleeping time bomb
Lack of sleep is linked to high cholesterol, obesity and depression. Now researchers say it can damage your brain.
13/02/2014

Research focus areas

Improving health and lifestyle is one of RMIT's five research focus areas. Other focus areas are:

Research publications

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