Real Health.

It matters – to you, to your friends, to your family.

Real health means what you want it to mean – emotional wellbeing, physical strength, being on top of your fitness game or simply being happy.

We all have a tale to tell. This website gives voice to some of the many people who are involved in improving the lives of individuals around Australia – QUT graduates, academics, not-for-profit organisations and people working in the community.

Change the discussion, hear the stories

Real Health, Real Stories

Out of challenge came triumph

The art of Paul Kavanagh

I was expecting a baby, not a stroke

Alana Hitchcock

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Do you have a real health story to tell or a message about real health you wish to share in words or pictures? This is your website, and we would like to hear your story.

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Health Faculty News

A timely reminder from #QUT Faculty of #Health Professor Selena Bartlett, who's research shows that sugar (and slushies!) are as addictive as cocaine. Let's look after our kids. #RealHealthMatters #Sugar #addiction @qut_ihbi

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Science supports government warning that sugar is as addictive as cocaine. @qut_ihbi @RealHealthM Professor Selena Bartlett

The pain of #osteoarthritis can be crippling but new #QUT #health #research shows a drug derived from #omega3 fatty acids shows promise as a treatment for OA associated with a high-fat #diet @DrPrasadam @qut_ihbi #RealHealthMatters #QUTHealth

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