Binge drinking, defined as five or more drinks for a man or four or more drinks for a woman on one occasion, has become a common and more extreme pattern of drinking among young Australians.
Recognising that adolescence is a critical period for brain development, we are conducting research into how excessive drinking affects the teenage brain. This research will be crucial to informing our alcohol licensing laws and public health advice.
Changing the way we think about pain and our perception of it may be a key factor in bringing relief to those with chronic low back pain. Four million Australians suffer from low back pain at any time. Around 40% of people with a new episode of low back pain will go on to develop chronic back pain, which is […]