Health & Medicine
How data can help prevent overdiagnosis
Tech advances in medical screening may lead to more overdiagnosis but a new focus on patient data could reduce the risks say University of Melbourne researchers
Cutting through the hype on platelet-rich plasma
A University of Melbourne clinical trial casts fresh doubt on Platelet Rich Plasma therapy for reducing knee arthritis pain and repairing damaged cartilage
What we know about our resilience after 2021
The strengths we have built during a tough 2021 will help us cope individually and collectively in an uncertain 2022, explain University of Melbourne experts
Q&A: How immune cells could help diabetes and stroke
Immune cells could be key to treating conditions of the eye and brain like diabetes, Alzheimer's disease and stroke finds University of Melbourne- led research.
Exercise really is medicine
Research shows how our mitochondria – the cellular powerhouses – respond to exercise, opening ways for personalised fitness, say University of Melbourne experts
Treating knee arthritis with online exercise and diet
A telehealth diet and exercise program helps people cope with knee osteoarthritis, possibly reducing need for surgery, University of Melbourne research finds.
Q&A: What we do (and don’t) know about Omicron
COVID-19 variant Omicron has caused “hype” globally but there's still much to learn about the mutation say University of Melbourne and Doherty Institute experts
When kids get stressed out by the stress of others
Empathy is vital for our social functioning. But new University of Melbourne research finds that children who are particularly empathic are also more anxious.
Prisons are communities too
COVID-19 has exposed the urgent need to reform incarceration systems globally to end overcrowding and improve health care, say University of Melbourne experts