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Health & Wellbeing

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

  1. 2 August 2021 – COVID-19, Data, Epidemiology, Population Health, Social Justice

    Why social conditions need to guide our COVID-19 policies

    A new demographic index identifying vulnerable population areas can drive better policy making to control COVID-19 outbreaks say University of Melbourne experts

  2. 28 July 2021 – Bushfires, Disaster Recovery, Education, Mental Health, Pandemic

    Giving students time for recovery and learning

    We shouldn't rapidly return schools to the old ‘normal’, but provide students with adequate support to enjoy learning say University of Melbourne experts

  3. 21 July 2021 – Brain, Health, Immune, Multiple Sclerosis, Neurology

    Working to stop MS in its tracks

    On World Brain Day, University of Melbourne experts say earlier diagnosis and access to new treatments can improve the lives of those with multiple sclerosis.

  4. 20 July 2021 – COVID-19, Coronavirus, Modelling, New South Wales, Policy

    How long till Sydney gets out of lockdown?

    New University of Melbourne COVID-19 modelling finds NSW’s hard lockdown gives the State more certainty about how long stricter restrictions could stay in place

  5. 19 July 2021 – Circadian Rhythms, Computer Science, Emotions, Mental Health, Science Gallery Melbourne

    Your face is muted

    Science Gallery Melbourne's MENTAL: Head Inside explores the search for technologies that help us bridge the gap towards humane interactions in a hi-tech world.

  6. 19 July 2021 – Brain, Exercise, Mental Health, Mood, Science Gallery Melbourne

    Running on rainbows

    Science Gallery Melbourne's MENTAL: Head Inside explores the neuroscience behind the complex decision we make to intentionally move our bodies when we exercise.

  7. 19 July 2021 – Art, Mental Health, Psychology, Science Gallery Melbourne , Wellbeing

    There is no ‘normal’

    Science Gallery Melbourne's MENTAL: Head Inside finds dreams, hallucinations or reality are a product of the same thing – so there's no such thing as normal.

  8. 19 July 2021 – Brain, Gut Bacteria, Mental Health, Microbiome, Science Gallery Melbourne

    The microbiota and our mental health

    Science Gallery Melbourne's MENTAL: Head Inside explores how your ‘gut-feeling’ is not just metaphorical and the connection between our microbes and our mood.

  9. 19 July 2021 – Art, Emotions, Mental Health, Mindfulness, Science Gallery Melbourne

    Being open to emotion in art

    Art can provoke, plague, and preoccupy. But what can our interactions with Science Gallery Melbourne's MENTAL: Head Inside teach us about emotions in our lives?