Health & Medicine
Putting people before profits for global health
Commercial interests shape our world, so how can we shift the focus from raising profits to improving global health, ask University of Melbourne experts.
The climate change threat to our mental health
It’s time to address the mental health impacts of climate change – as more people face more extreme weather events, say University of Melbourne experts.
Bird flu, human cases and the risk to Australia
Avian flu is continuing to spread throughout the world, infecting some mammals as it goes; University of Melbourne experts explore the virus' risk to Australia.
Why giraffes have spots
A new study led by the University of Melbourne provides the first anatomical proof of why giraffes have spots – and how they relate to plastic surgery.
Brain white matter declines for years after a stroke
University of Melbourne research has found the loss of brain white matter and associated cognitive decline is faster for at least three years after a stroke
The unexpected drop in intimate partner violence
It should be exciting that cases of violence against women dropped during COVID, but we need to understand the big picture says University of Melbourne expert.
We can eliminate cervical cancer
On International Women's Day, University of Melbourne experts say more equitable access to screening is needed for Australia to eliminate cervical cancer
Sisters are doing it for themselves
On International Women's Day, University of Melbourne experts say education is central to leadership in social change for Indigenous women’s life outcomes.
Reducing the risk of mental illness and dementia as we age
Physical activity benefits the body, but it can also help cognition and reduce the risk of dementia in older Australians says a University of Melbourne expert.