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Health & Wellbeing

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

  1. 20 October 2020 – Adolescent, Child Health, Gender, Inequality, Youth

    Adolescence - a critical time to address gender inequality

    A major study across Asia/Pacific reveals stark gender inequalities in adolescence, providing road map for effective action, say University of Melbourne experts

  2. 19 October 2020 – COVID-19, Coronavirus, Melbourne, Pandemic, Public Health

    The rollercoaster of COVID-19 easing

    As COVID-19 restrictions ease in Victoria, a University of Melbourne expert says it’s important to remember that in terms of next steps – we make our own luck.

  3. 15 October 2020 – Anatomy, Biomedicine, Body, Musculoskeletal, Surgery

    4 things you may not know about human anatomy

    Do you have a palmaris longus muscle in your palm? On World Anatomy Day, University of Melbourne experts explain some of the quirks of the human body.

  4. 13 October 2020 – Grief, International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, Miscarriage, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Loss

    Support after miscarriage – how can we do better?

    Miscarriage during pregnancy is common, but the loss often goes unacknowledged – we need to get better at providing support, say University of Melbourne experts

  5. 13 October 2020 – COVID-19, Coronavirus, Melbourne, Modelling, Viruses

    So, Victoria, what do we do now?

    A University of Melbourne expert says it’s now mathematically impossible that Melbourne will reach its COVID-19 case target to release to Step 3 of the Roadmap.

  6. 12 October 2020 – Cells, Cellular, Disease, Evolution, Life Forms

    Deciphering ‘cell talk’ to understand our evolution

    By understanding how cells communicate, researchers including University of Melbourne hope to gain insights into how multicellular life first came to exist.

  7. 5 October 2020 – COVID-19, Communication, Coronavirus, Media, Research

    Reporting COVID-19 research responsibly

    A University of Melbourne expert says while science communication is now so vital, the media has a responsibility to explain that scientific research evolves.

  8. 4 October 2020 – Brain, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Neurology, Neuroscience

    Grasping COVID-19’s long neurological tail

    University of Melbourne and other medical experts warn that we need to know more about the long-lasting neurological and neuropsychiatric impacts of COVID-19.

  9. 2 October 2020 – Contraceptive, Hormones, Menstruation, Mental Health, Mood

    How is the contraceptive pill affecting your mood?

    A new University of Melbourne citizen science project is helping us understand how the menstrual cycle and hormonal birth control affects mood and wellbeing.

  10. 30 September 2020 – Borderline Personality Disorder, Healthcare, Mental Health, Psychology, Stigma

    Borderline Personality disorder: It’s time to change the narrative

    By challenging societal and health care stigma, people with Borderline Personality Disorder can lead a fulfilling life say University of Melbourne experts.