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  1. 22 November 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Untangling men’s depression and suicide

    Strengthening men’s social connections and a better understanding male depression could be key steps to reduce male suicide say University of Melbourne experts.

  2. 22 November 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    How babies may be more vulnerable to medication

    Babies lack mechanisms that in adults help protect the brain from medications, University of Melbourne research finds and may allow more precise dose guidelines

  3. 21 November 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Superbug gonorrhoea: should we be afraid?

    Antibiotic resistant 'superbug' gonorrhoea could send us back to the treatments of the past, a no one wants that, warns a University of Melbourne expert

  4. 17 November 2019 - Under the Microscope

    A vision for the future

    Associate Professor Penny Allen helped implant Australia’s first bionic eye, but the University of Melbourne expert says the future is even more exciting.

  5. Podcast13 November 2019 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Exposing the hepatitis B virus

    Professor Peter Revill and Dr Thomas Tu are part of a global effort to find a cure for hepatitis B virus that is making new progress like exposing its blueprint

  6. 8 November 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Immunising kids against pneumonia

    A new pneumonia study in Laos - including the University of Melbourne - is proving that a vaccine against pneumococcus in children protects entire communities.

  7. 11 November 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Can we close the gap on blindness by 2020?

    The Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision is improving eye health for Indigenous Australians, but University of Melbourne research finds more needs to be done.

  8. 31 October 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Making the case for the global kidney exchange

    The Global Kidney Exchange has been criticised as ‘organ trafficking’, but University of Melbourne experts argue it will save the lives of rich and poor alike.

  9. Podcast14 October 2019 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Knowledge sharing for health and wellbeing

    Gwenda Freeman, University of Melbourne lecturer, is empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to contribute to their community's health services.