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Health & Wellbeing

From personalised health to public policy: the latest in medical and wellbeing research and innovation.

  1. 17 July 2019 – Aged Care, Nursing, Pressure Wounds, Ulcers, Wounds

    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.

  2. 14 July 2019 – Antibiotics, Antimicrobial resistance, Bacteria, General Practice, Superbugs

    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

  3. Podcast10 July 2019 – Brain, Immune, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuroscience, STEM

    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.

  4. 7 July 2019 – Australian Indigenous History, Indigenous, Indigenous Relations, NAIDOC Week 2019, Racism

    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.

  5. 1 July 2019 – Freud, Marx, Psychoanalysis, Psychology, Social Science

    Is Freud’s legacy fading?

    Despite reports of the death of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud’s ideas are alive and well in some parts of the world reports a University of Melbourne study.

  6. 19 June 2019 – Ageing, Death, Hospitals, Life, Palliative Care

    Where we die matters, so let’s talk

    University of Melbourne research highlights the importance of discussions about place of care and place of death for terminally ill patients and their families.

  7. 13 June 2019 – Child Welfare, Criminal Justice, Juvenile Detention, Prison, Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory

    Too young for Facebook, old enough for prison?

    You can’t sign up to Facebook until age 13, but in Australia you can face a criminal offence at age 10; University of Melbourne experts say that needs to change

  8. 12 June 2019 – Antivenom, Snake Bite, Snakes, Spider Bites, Venom

    Venomous bites: Getting treatment right

    University of Melbourne researchers are surveying emergency doctors to identify best practice guidelines for treating venomous snake and spider bites.

  9. 12 June 2019 – Child Health, Child Psychology, Children, Healthcare, Mental Health

    Australian children with mental disorders aren’t getting help

    New University of Melbourne research finds that the majority of Australian children with mental disorders aren’t accessing help, and we need to understand why.