Research showing how Post Traumatic Stress Disorder has affected some
Vietnam veterans sense of smell, and a t-shirt campaign to help keep
you fit headline this latest edition of the University’s fortnightly
video podcast, Visions.
Smell Linked to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder:
In the week
of this years Anzac Day commemorations, researchers from the University
of Melbourne and Austin Health have announced a discovery connecting
the inability to identify smell with post traumatic stress disorder in
Vietnam Veterans. Over 30 Vietnam Veterans with PTSD were recruited
from the Austin Health’s Veterans Psychiatry Unit to smell 40 scratch
and sniff odours including lemon, lilac, pinecones, smoke and natural
gas. The study revealed that Vietnam Veterans suffering PTSD had an
impaired ability to identify smell. With further testing, it is hoped
the smell test will become a tool to diagnosis the condition.
Beep2Run (starting at 3.04):
of Economics and Commerce student Linda Kowalski has come up with a
novel way to motivate people to exercise that little bit more, and it
all comes down to the humble t-shirt.
For more information go to http://www.beep2run.com