Health & Medicine
We aren’t all equal when it comes to climate vulnerability
A new index from the University of Melbourne measures social vulnerability against the health burden of climate change in Australia and shows vast inequalities.
Dental care and healthcare are the same thing
Victoria needs a greater focus on prevention and improved access to government-funded dental services, say University of Melbourne experts in a new book
Three things schoolkids need to succeed
School children should be equipped with the tools they need to succeed, and early intervention can make all the difference, say University of Melbourne experts
The key to young-onset bowel cancer may be gut bacteria
Bowel cancer rates have doubled in young people; now new research finds DNA damage caused by gut bacteria may be a factor, say University of Melbourne experts.
Raising our voices for better palliative care
Community members are partnering with academics and clinicians to shape research and services in palliative care, say University of Melbourne experts
The genetics of stuttering
New University of Melbourne research links a newly discovered gene to persistent stuttering into adulthood, giving hope to those with severe speech disorders
Our mental health has gone digital
Apps, wearables and ingestibles that support digital mental health have profound social, ethical, and legal implications, says University of Melbourne expert
The power of stories to rebel against a taboo
Claiming control over your own story is a step towards healing after losing a parent due to domestic homicide, say University of Melbourne researchers.
“That weird kid without parents”
University of Melbourne research says losing a parent through domestic homicide can change a child’s self-understanding in isolating ways.