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  1. 3 January 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    The probiotic hope for colic

    New international research, including the University of Melbourne, finds that a probiotic can help treat breastfed babies less than 3 months old who have colic.

  2. Podcast4 January 2018 - Up Close

    The state of the science in an age of cannabis liberalisation

    University of Melbourne Psychiatrist Prof David Castle discusses how cannabis represents both a public health risk and a wide-ranging therapeutic opportunity.

  3. 22 December 2017 - Go Figure

    Do you really get sick as soon as you go on holiday?

    Does it ever seem that as soon as you take a break, you get sick? University of Melbourne experts look at some of the reasons it feels this way.

  4. 14 December 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    We wish you a stress-free Christmas

    Christmas time can be a source of stress and even ill-health, but a University of Melbourne expert recommends simple steps to a more relaxing festive period.

  5. 12 December 2017 - Health & Medicine

    Can sunshine help your brain?

    New University of Melbourne research suggests adequate Vitamin D in midlife may help women maintain at least some of their brain power as they age.

  6. 4 December 2017 - Engineering & Technology

    4 ways tech can help your mental health

    The headlines say digital technology is bad for our mental health, but University of Melbourne research finds new tech could provide future tools for treatment.

  7. 5 December 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    More sleep, less bad behaviour

    New research, involving the University of Melbourne, finds adequate sleep may minimise the impact of many childhood behavioural problems.

  8. 5 December 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    The ethical future of bionic vision

    The ethics of bionic vision for eye disease are cloudy, but a University of Melbourne expert says it's important that patients understand the risks attached.

  9. 24 November 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Are Australia’s roads giving you asthma?

    New University of Melbourne research finds that living near a major road in middle age raises your risk of asthma by about 50% compared with those further away.