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Internet addiction needs treatment

Internet addiction should be recognised as a disorder needing treatment, experts say. Flinders University senior lecturer in social work, Dr Mubarak Rahamathulla, has conducted research which shows the link between internet addiction and deviant or harmful behaviour on social media. According ...

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Study questions surgical mask recommendation

A study comparing the effectiveness of surgical masks with respirators has challenged long-held beliefs about infection control. A UNSW research team drew from the data of two randomised controlled trials involving 3591 Chinese participants to test the efficacy of hospital ...

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Drawing test detects signs of Parkinson’s

A simple drawing test is being hailed by researchers as the first ever tool to diagnose Parkinson’s disease when there are no obvious physical symptoms. A team at RMIT University has developed new diagnostic software that analyses the way people ...

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