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  1. 20 May 2024 - Science Matters

    How a simulation is informing COVID-19 vaccine policy after our ‘return to normal’

    University of Melbourne researchers have designed a model that can simulate thousands of ‘individuals’ with their own vaccination and infection histories

  2. 28 May 2024 - Health & Wellbeing

    People coming off antidepressants are looking for help online

    Without tailored clinical guidelines, people are turning to their peers instead of doctors to taper off antidepressants, finds University of Melbourne research.

  3. 22 May 2024 - Health & Wellbeing

    A new study hopes to find out whether cystic fibrosis could be treated in utero

    With no CF medications approved for children under two, University of Melbourne research aims to guide safe use of treatment during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

  4. 13 May 2024 - Health & Wellbeing

    Is ‘herd immunity’ in intensive care doing more harm than good?

    New analysis from the University of Melbourne suggests an antibiotic treatment commonly used in Intensive Care Units is putting patients at risk of ‘herd peril’

  5. 24 April 2024 - Health & Wellbeing

    This policy could make women’s super more vulnerable to financial abuse

    Early access to superannuation is a key opposition policy for the election, but it makes women vulnerable to financial abuse says University of Melbourne expert

  6. 22 April 2024 - Health & Wellbeing

    Healthcare has a waste problem, but we can achieve net zero

    Healthcare professionals deal with the outcomes of climate change but can also be part of the solution say University of Melbourne experts

  7. 11 April 2024 - Health & Wellbeing

    Too many people die after leaving prison

    The high rate of death after release from incarceration is tragic and avoidable, requiring whole-of-government responses, say University of Melbourne experts.

  8. 26 March 2024 - Health & Wellbeing

    Non-binary people have hormone therapy and surgery more often than you might think

    New research finds that a growing number of non-binary people have or want to affirm their gender medically, say University of Melbourne researchers.

  9. 25 March 2024 - Health & Wellbeing

    Sorry, those blue-blocking lenses probably won’t help your digital eye strain

    University of Melbourne research finds that blue light from digital screens does not cause eye strain and blue-blockers are not the solution