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Health & Wellbeing

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

  1. 25 May 2017 – Cannabidiol, Cannabis, Epilepsy, Health, Medicinal Cannabis

    Breakthrough: Medicinal cannabis and severe epilepsy

    International researchers, including the University of Melbourne, have proven that a type of medicinal cannabis can reduce seizures in a form of severe epilepsy

  2. 24 May 2017 – Architecture, Design, Emergency Medicine, Hospitals, Workplace Health and Safety

    Making space for emergency talk

    The way hospital emergency rooms operate makes important conversations difficult - University of Melbourne and Deakin University research design solutions

  3. 24 May 2017 – Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Pediatrics, Population Health, Puberty

    Early puberty linked to socio-economic status

    Disadvantage maybe an evolutionary trigger for early puberty and associated health problem, says a major Murdoch Children's and University of Melbourne study

  4. Podcast19 May 2017 – Ageing, Medicine, Public health, Women's Health

    What’s killing women?

    Population health researcher Professor Cassandra Szoeke outlines what ails women as they grow older, and how men differ from women in age-related diseases.

  5. 16 May 2017 – Cardiovascular, Dementia, Heart Attacks, Women, Women's Health

    The unhealthy habits killing Australian women

    A University of Melbourne study finds over 70% of Australian women don't eat healthily and don't exercise, putting them at risk of heart disease and dementia.

  6. 11 May 2017 – Medical tourism, Patients, Risk, Stem Cells

    A trade in desperation: The rise of stem cell tourism

    Stem cell tourism sees patients travel overseas for treatment unavailable at home, but University of Melbourne research finds it comes at great risk.

  7. 8 May 2017 – Flu, Immunology and Infection, Medicine, Vaccination, World Health Organization

    The flu-hunters

    The University of Melbourne is home to a team of expert flu-hunters, who track the virus's mutations and help update the annual vaccine.

  8. 1 May 2017 – Doctors, Economics, General Practice, Medicine, Workplace Culture

    Taking the pulse of general practice

    A major University of Melbourne / ANZ report into general practice in Australia reveals the number of GPs is declining in real terms and their morale is falling

  9. 3 May 2017 – 3D Printing, Anatomy, History, Mummies, Museums

    Bones of contention

    The University of Melbourne's anatomy museum includes Egyptian mummified remains and Ned Kelly's death mask in its large and significant collection.