Health & Medicine
Allergies, food labelling & saving lives
People are experiencing anaphylaxis after eating foods they thought were safe, but a new labelling system would help says a University of Melbourne expert.
Remembering Australia’s polio scourge
Polio epidemics were a scourge in Australia until the vaccine arrived; a University of Melbourne expert looks back at how polio was treated, and feared.
Deadly snakebites and saving lives
Five million people are bitten by poisonous snakes globally each year; now a University of Melbourne expert is chairing the WHO's specialist group on snakebites
The probiotic hope for colic
New international research, including the University of Melbourne, finds that a probiotic can help treat breastfed babies less than 3 months old who have colic.
The state of the science in an age of cannabis liberalisation
University of Melbourne Psychiatrist Prof David Castle discusses how cannabis represents both a public health risk and a wide-ranging therapeutic opportunity.
Do you really get sick as soon as you go on holiday?
Does it ever seem that as soon as you take a break, you get sick? University of Melbourne experts look at some of the reasons it feels this way.
Helping high anxiety on holiday
Holidays are fun, but can be a struggle for the one in seven Australians suffering anxiety - a University of Melbourne expert gives some festive advice.
We wish you a stress-free Christmas
Christmas time can be a source of stress and even ill-health, but a University of Melbourne expert recommends simple steps to a more relaxing festive period.
Can sunshine help your brain?
New University of Melbourne research suggests adequate Vitamin D in midlife may help women maintain at least some of their brain power as they age.
4 ways tech can help your mental health
The headlines say digital technology is bad for our mental health, but University of Melbourne research finds new tech could provide future tools for treatment.