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Health & Wellbeing

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

  1. 20 September 2017 – Ageing, Children, Disadvantage, Musculoskeletal, Osteoporosis

    Inactive kids at risk of falls and fractures in old age

    Sedentary children face a higher risk of osteoporosis in old age, due to lower bone density and poor executive function, say University of Melbourne researchers

  2. 18 September 2017 – Big Data, Cancer, DNA, Genomics, Personalised Medicine

    Genes, numbers and the holy grail of cancer prevention

    University of Melbourne researchers are leading a new effort to use genomics and personalised medicine against some of the most lethal cancers

  3. 15 September 2017 – Bloomberg Data for Health Initiative, Global Health, Mortality , Non-Communicable Diseases, Vaccination

    Smoking and poor diet still leading killers worldwide

    2016's Global Burden of Disease report shows improvements in child mortality, but rising deaths from preventable diseases, says a University of Melbourne expert

  4. Podcast8 September 2017 – Epidemics, Epidemiology, Health, Hepatitis, Public Health

    Coming to grips with a ‘silent killer’

    Infectious diseases expert Dr Ben Cowie on why viral hepatitis is fast becoming a hidden epidemic with significant public health consequences.

  5. 7 September 2017 – Cerebral Palsy, Physiotherapy, Premature Birth

    A smart phone app for cerebral palsy screening

    Researchers at University of Melbourne, Murdoch Children's Research Institute and The Royal Women's Hospital create smart phone app to screen for cerebral palsy

  6. Podcast25 August 2017 – Happiness, Mindfulness, Pain, Positive Psychology, Psychology

    Why feeling pain is key to our happiness

    University of Melbourne psychologist Dr Brock Bastian on the value of experiencing pain and accepting unpleasantness in our pursuit of pleasure and happiness.

  7. 24 August 2017 – Ageing, Menopause, Psychology, Women, Women's Health

    It’s a fact: Women get better with age

    New research from the University of Melbourne finds that women get happier as they get older: with negative mood and depressive moods decreasing after 50.

  8. 22 August 2017 – Immunology and Infection, Influenza Virus, Innate Immune System, Innavac, Vaccination

    Stopping the flu before it takes hold

    University of Melbourne researchers find a way to prime the innate immune system to potentially head off respiratory infections, like flu, before we get sick.

  9. 22 August 2017 – 3D Printing, Bioprinting, Organoids, Pharmacology, Prosthetics

    Five ways 3D printing is changing medicine

    3D printing technology is set to revolutionise medicine. Here University of Melbourne researchers and clinicians identify the 5 big changes that are underway