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  1. 12 June 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Busting the myth that endometriosis is a ‘skinny woman’s’ disease

    University of Melbourne scientists have learned women with endometriosis usually have healthy BMIs, but those with high BMIs tend to have a severe form.

  2. 12 June 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Our cancer preventing genes revealed

    In a world first, University of Melbourne scientists have found how the most important cancer-preventing gene, called p53, stops the development of lymphoma.

  3. 8 June 2018 - Science Matters

    What are the long-term health risks of having your tonsils out?

    For the first time, University of Melbourne researchers have identified the long-term health risks of removing tonsils and adenoids in childhood.

  4. Podcast6 June 2018 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Exercising your emotions

    University of Melbourne academic Dr Peter Koval champions emotional flexibility as the next step forward in psychological well-being.

  5. 29 May 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    How much exercise keeps our brains healthy as we age?

    New guidelines from the University of Melbourne and partners outline how much exercise older Australians should aim for each week to maintain brain health.

  6. 30 May 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Making surgery safe in Mongolia

    As recently as the 1980s there was limited training for Mongolian anaesthetists, but the University of Melbourne is part of a program improving healthcare.

  7. 27 May 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Making disability support work across real lives

    The new Melbourne Disability Institute at the University of Melbourne, headed by Anne Kavanagh and Bruce Bonyhady, will help improve disability support.

  8. 21 May 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    It’s time to ‘big note’ Indigenous health leaders

    A Fellow from the Melbourne Poche Centre for Indigenous Health says leadership to improve health outcomes needs to be driven by Indigenous people.

  9. 24 May 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Would graphic warnings on unhealthy food make you think again?

    University of Melbourne and Cancer Council Victoria study shows that health warning labels on packaged foods work, encouraging people to make healthier choices

  10. 23 May 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Joining the big data dots on Indigenous health policy

    Gathering and analysing large-scale health data central to driving policies to tackle Australia's Indigenous health deficit, say University of Melbourne experts