Health & Medicine
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.
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.
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.
Exercising your emotions
University of Melbourne academic Dr Peter Koval champions emotional flexibility as the next step forward in psychological well-being.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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