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Health & Wellbeing

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

  1. 17 August 2022 – Mental Health, Military, Phoenix Australia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Psychology

    Restoring the lives of Australians with PTSD

    Australia’s largest ever treatment trial of PTSD in military personnel and veterans is delivering ground-breaking results, say University of Melbourne experts.

  2. 12 August 2022 – Contemplative Studies, Meditation, Mental Health, Mindfulness, Psychology

    Seeking authentic mindfulness in this era of ‘wellness’

    Given the boom in meditation and mindfulness practices it is time for evidence-based principles to help guide people, says University of Melbourne expert

  3. 8 August 2022 – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders, Cultural Data, Data, Indigenous, Indigenous History

    Indigenous data governance for the 21st century

    A new University of Melbourne project aims to create an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Data Commons to empower communities with data.

  4. 4 August 2022 – Artificial Intelligence, Australian Law, Clinical Decision Support Software, Consumer Law, Medical

    Who is at fault when medical software gets it wrong?

    Clinical Decision Support Software is beneficial but if it malfunctions a doctor’s duty of care likely makes them liable, says University of Melbourne expert.

  5. 31 July 2022 – Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Centre for Eye Research Australia, Eyes, Primary Open-Angel Glaucoma (POAG), Stem Cells

    New stem cell models for ageing and eye diseases

    Using stem cell modelling, University of Melbourne researchers have developed genetic roadmaps for two of the world’s leading causes of irreversible blindness.

  6. 19 July 2022 – Aged Care, Ageing, Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Social Policy

    Can robots really be companions for older adults?

    In asking whether social robots can help social isolation among the elderly, we first need to know what older people think, say University of Melbourne experts.

  7. 27 July 2022 – COVID-19, Healthcare, Palliative Care, Telehealth, Telemedicine

    Can telehealth be used for effective palliative care?

    While remote-delivery of palliative care offers new opportunities, it can't substitute for the need for in-person connection say University of Melbourne experts

  8. 20 July 2022 – Big Data, Memory, Privacy, Psychology, Sensors

    How big data is unlocking insights into psychology

    The personal data we are now all generating is allowing researchers to take psychology out of the lab and into the field, says University of Melbourne expert

  9. 14 July 2022 – COVID-19, Ethics, Hospitals, Public Health, Vaccination

    It’s time to drop COVID-19 vaccine mandates

    Vaccine mandates helped save lives but COVID-19 variants means they can't now be justified and are hurting the health system says University of Melbourne expert