Health & Medicine
Improving cancer care through good communication
New research that includes the University of Melbourne finds that working on clear and open communication between doctor and patients can improve cancer care.
Sexual objectification harms women
By having women use mobile phones to log whenever they feel sexually objectified, University of Melbourne researchers have shown that it harms their wellbeing.
The carers, advocates and reformers of women’s health
The history of women’s health in Victoria, and development of the Royal Women’s Hospital, is featured at the University of Melbourne's Medical History Museum.
Investigating the brain’s insulation
Following his uncle’s brain injury, University of Melbourne neuroscientist Dr David Gonsalvez now researches the way brain cells function in diseases like MS.
Wounds need more than time to heal
Wounds, especially chronic ones, must be assessed early; particularly when people are in aged care, to prevent bed sores, says a University of Melbourne expert.
Viruses on the wing
The University of Melbourne's Dr Michelle Wille studies wild ducks and shorebirds to understand how they spread viruses across the globe, including influenza.
Stronger action to curb overuse of antibiotics
A crack down in Australia on repeat prescriptions is just one of a range of moves needed to curb the overuse of antibiotics say University of Melbourne experts
Buffering against brain change in schizophrenia
Some people with schizophrenia may have a protective mechanism that buffers against the structural changes in the brain shows University of Melbourne research.
Voice. Treaty. Truth.
Indigenous relations in Australia have come a long way, but in NAIDOC Week 2019 a University of Melbourne expert says there is still an uncomfortable way to go.
Reanimating hand movement after spinal cord injury
A study involving the University of Melbourne finds that nerve transfer surgery for people suffering traumatic spinal cord injury can improve their independence