Health & Medicine
Breakthrough: Medicinal cannabis and severe epilepsy
International researchers, including the University of Melbourne, have proven that a type of medicinal cannabis can reduce seizures in a form of severe epilepsy
Making space for emergency talk
The way hospital emergency rooms operate makes important conversations difficult - University of Melbourne and Deakin University research design solutions
Early puberty linked to socio-economic status
Disadvantage maybe an evolutionary trigger for early puberty and associated health problem, says a major Murdoch Children's and University of Melbourne study
What’s killing women?
Population health researcher Professor Cassandra Szoeke outlines what ails women as they grow older, and how men differ from women in age-related diseases.
Five things about...Poo
Why is poo a taboo? University of Melbourne's Prof Nick Haslam and PhDc Naomi Francis from the Nossal Institute discuss all things fecal.
The University of Melbourne is home to a team of expert flu-hunters, who track the virus's mutations and help update the annual vaccine.
The wonders of relaxin
Laura Parry from the University of Melbourne on how the hormone relaxin, produced in high quantities during pregnancy, could help treat cardiovascular disease.
Boys who are unhappy with their bodies are just as vulnerable as girls
A new study led by a University of Melbourne psychologist has found that boys with body dissatisfaction suffer the same damage to quality of life as girls do.
Bones of contention
The University of Melbourne's anatomy museum includes Egyptian mummified remains and Ned Kelly's death mask in its large and significant collection.