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Health & Wellbeing

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

  1. 15 November 2017 – Cancer, Chemotherapy, Health, Pancreas, Pancreatic Cancer

    A ray of hope for pancreatic cancer

    A University of Melbourne chemotherapy breakthrough could improve outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients.

  2. 14 November 2017 – Heart Attacks, Mathematics, Stents, Supercomputers, Surgery

    Using maths to assess blocked arteries

    University of Melbourne researchers have used laser imaging to mathematically model the severity of artery blockages and now may be able to predict danger areas

  3. 13 November 2017 – Blood, Cardiac, Health, Heart Attacks, Surgery

    Saving lives with less blood

    A major global study including the University of Melbourne has found it is safe for surgeons to be using significantly less blood during heart surgery

  4. 31 October 2017 – Epigenetics, Genes, Genetics, Health, Twins

    5 discoveries we can thank twins for

    35 years of Twins Research Australia at the University of Melbourne have led to insights into how genes and the environment work together to impact our health.

  5. 31 October 2017 – Cancer, Children, Ethics, Fertility, Medicine

    The ethics of a child’s future fertility

    A University of Melbourne bioethicist has created the world’s first ethical framework for decision-making about a child’s future fertility after cancer.

  6. 28 October 2017 – Babies, Birth, Health, Pregnancy, Premature Birth

    The challenge of small and preterm babies

    University of Melbourne research finds that underweight preterm babies face no higher health risks than normal weight preterm babies, of the same gestation age.

  7. 24 October 2017 – Doctors, Hospitals, Infections, Influenza Virus, Medicine

    Why flu can be fatal

    Infections like flu can 'paralyse' the immune system, making a secondary infection like pneumonia more likely, according to University of Melbourne research.

  8. 23 October 2017 – Bullying, Children, Discrimination, Gay Rights, Same Sex Marriage

    The kids are alright

    Review of decades of data finds kids of same-sex couples do just as well, but homophobia can cause real harm say child experts including University of Melbourne

  9. 18 October 2017 – Alzheimer's, Dementia, Disability, Dogs, Pets

    Retraining the underdogs

    People with younger onset dementia are finding assistance dogs are improving their quality life, in a trial being run by the University of Melbourne.