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  1. 25 July 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  2. 24 July 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  3. 23 July 2019 - Health & 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.

  4. Podcast10 July 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  5. 17 July 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  6. 16 July 2019 - Under the Microscope

    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.

  7. 14 July 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    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

  8. 10 July 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  9. 7 July 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  10. 5 July 2019 - Health & Medicine

    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