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Health & Wellbeing

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

  1. 18 January 2019 – Conflict, Disease, Health, Military, Security

    Why health needs to engage the guys with guns

    A University of Melbourne expert has called on the health sector to step up engagement with armed forces to stem disease outbreaks and other health challenges.

  2. 8 January 2019 – Anaemia, Developing Countries, Health, Iron Supplements, Microbiome

    Ending anaemia in the developing world

    Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and University of Melbourne are leading trials to test the the efficacy of iron supplements to beat anaemia in developing world.

  3. 4 January 2019 – Immunotherapy, Melanoma , Mole Mapping, Skin Cancer

    Gearing up against skin cancer

    From mole-mapping and imaging, to new drug treatments, the way we diagnose and treat skin cancers is being revolutionised says a University of Melbourne expert.

  4. 20 December 2018 – Alzheimer's, Dementia, Exercise, Health, Memory

    Why the number of dementia cases has doubled

    Dementia cases have doubled over the past 25 years, creating a huge health burden; a University of Melbourne expert says we all need to act on new health advice

  5. 19 December 2018 – Disability, Men's Health, Mental Health, Suicide, Wellbeing

    Disability, thoughts of suicide and Australian men

    Men in Australia are much more at risk of suicide; new research from the University of Melbourne looks what this means for Australian men with a disability.

  6. 16 December 2018 – Anxiety, Christmas, Holidays, Positive Psychology, Stress

    Holiday stress and how to beat it

    The chaos of Christmas can leave many of us feeling stressed, but a University of Melbourne expert says some simple changes can make a world of difference.

  7. 12 December 2018 – Ageing, General Practice, Hallmark Ageing Research Initiative, Sexual Health, Sexually Transmitted Infection

    Why is no-one talking about safe sex for the over 60s?

    University of Melbourne researchers are working on a tool to help GPs discuss sexual health with their older patients, who are experiencing an increase in STIs.

  8. 11 December 2018 – Jobs, Leadership, Management, Workplace Culture, Workplace Diversity

    Recruit Smarter: A better way to do business

    The Recruit Smarter program, by the University of Melbourne and the Victorian Government, identifies ways to remove unconscious bias during recruitment.

  9. 11 December 2018 – Decision-making, Financial decision-making, Food, Neuroscience, Psychology

    How difficult decisions change our brains

    New University of Melbourne research finds making a difficult choice between two desirable things can change the way our brains think about future preferences.