We are fortunate to live in a time when healthcare is of a high quality and where new treatments and techniques are continually developed. What many people do not realise is how important volunteer participants are in the quest to continually improve healthcare.
Whether the research is trialling a new medication, better understanding how sleep affects us all, developing a new assessment tool or improving the quality of life of those affected by serious disease, people from all walks of life have volunteered to assist.
Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a chronic lung condition that causes stiff lungs and restricts sufferers from taking a deep breath. Exercise in a gym, such as walking or riding a bike, can help make...
Interested to participate in a study investigating the effect of fatigue on driving performance?
Sleep apnea is a condition where breathing is abnormal during sleep. There are two main forms of sleep apnea: obstructive and central. For obstructive sleep apnea, breathing is reduced because the airway...
This Sleep Awareness Week, Austin Health's sleep experts remind us all that sleep is integral to good health, particularly at times when we're under stress.
University of Melbourne Chair of Physiotherapy at Austin Health, Professor David Berlowitz has had quite a memorable week.
Many have asked, when will IBAS be on Twitter. We are happy to announce that IBAS is finally there!
Melbourne researchers have found that 80 percent of people with quadriplegic spinal injuries have sleep apnoea. It's having a big effect on their lives but they don't know they have it, and they don't know it can be treated.