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

  1. 21 January 2021 – Centre for Eye Research Australia, Myopia, Ophthalmology, Screen Time, Short-Sightedness

    Looking to the distance for healthy vision

    Half of the world could be short-sighted by 2050, highlighting the importance of getting outdoors to exercise our vision, say University of Melbourne experts

  2. 18 January 2021 – Brain, Memory, Neurons, Neuroscience, Zona Incerta

    Fear, memory and brain exploration

    A mostly uncharted region of the brain, the zona incerta, may play a role in memory and hold the key to how we control fear, say University of Melbourne experts

  3. 13 January 2021 – Domestic Violence, Family Violence, Social Work, Trauma, Women

    Women who use force

    While family violence is predominantly perpetrated by men, it’s important to understand the reason why some women use force, say University of Melbourne experts

  4. 12 January 2021 – Alcohol, Depression, Drug abuse, Mental Health, Psychedelic Medicine

    Psychedelic medicine: A mental health game changer?

    Psychedelic compounds are showing promise as potential treatments for mental illness say experts from University of Melbourne and Western Sydney University

  5. 10 January 2021 – Childbirth, Egg Donation, Fertility, IVF, Oocyte Cryopreservation

    Freezing eggs for IVF: Waste not, want not

    Woman can freeze their eggs for later use but many will be wasted while other women miss out. A system of donation is needed say University of Melbourne experts

  6. 7 January 2021 – COVID-19, Social Welfare, Unemployment, Volunteer, Youth

    Young people are making their way through COVID

    In bleak times Australia’s young people are working hard at getting work, volunteering and connecting to communities, say University of Melbourne researchers.

  7. 5 January 2021 – Caesarean Section, Childbirth, Indonesia, Maternal Health, Pregnancy

    Rising caesarean rates and inequality

    Rates of caesarian section are growing, especially in Asia, and University of Melbourne research in Indonesia shows the growth comes with widening inequalities

  8. 23 December 2020 – Breast cancer, Cancer, Mammogram, Medical Screening, Risk

    Predicting cancer risk from mammograms could revolutionise screening

    New mammogram imaging techniques could revolutionise breast screening by predicting each woman’s cancer risk, explains a University of Melbourne expert

  9. 21 December 2020 – COVID-19, Christmas, Emotions, Mental Health, Stress

    How to (sleigh) ride your emotions this Christmas

    For people feeling down or stressed this COVID-normal holiday period, University of Melbourne experts have some evidence-based tips for managing your emotions.

  10. 16 December 2020 – Culture, Language, Linguistics, Sociology, Speech Pathology

    Vocal fry: What is it and why does it still polarise listeners?

    Whether you love, hate or are ambivalent about vocal fry, University of Melbourne linguists and voice experts can explain its origins and place in society