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

  1. 27 May 2023 – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders, Indigenous Health, Indigenous Politics, Indigenous Voice to Parliament, National Reconciliation Week

    True reconciliation or just history repeating?

    As we recognise National Reconciliation Week, we still see the oldest living culture alive being exposed to hatred explain University of Melbourne experts.

  2. 15 May 2023 – Journalism, Media, Mental Health, Stigma, Wellbeing

    Taking the stigma out of mental health reporting

    University of Melbourne research finds Australia's world-leading media-based mental health and suicide stigma reduction programs work, but vigilance is needed

  3. 10 May 2023 – Dermatology, General Practice, Medical Education, podcast, skin

    Podcast innovation in medical education

    Podcasts are redefining how we teach medical practitioners, as well as giving reliable health information to the community say University of Melbourne experts.

  4. 3 May 2023 – Child Abuse, Children, Family Violence, Law, Parents

    It’s time to ban corporal punishment of kids in Australia

    Children have the right to be safe from violence – Australia’s corporal punishment legislation needs to catch up, says University of Melbourne expert.

  5. 27 April 2023 – Ageing, Body, Brain, Health, Lungs

    How old are your internal organs?

    New University of Melbourne research finds that the age of your brain and body can appear many years older (or younger) than your chronological age.

  6. 18 April 2023 – Adolescent Health, Child Wellbeing, Mental Health, Sleep, Teenagers

    Good sleep is key to pre-teen mental health

    Improving sleep is one way to help support a young adolescent’s mental health and wellbeing – with long-lasting benefits, finds University of Melbourne research

  7. 12 April 2023 – Child Protection, Child Welfare, Children in Institutional Care, Sexual Abuse, Trauma

    We must act now to stop child sexual exploitation in residential care

    The Australian state of Victoria must properly resource and implement policies to prevent child sexual exploitation, say University of Melbourne experts.

  8. 5 April 2023 – COVID-19, Emotions, Lockdown, Melbourne, Psychology

    More resilient than we thought during lockdown

    New University of Melbourne research finds that many people coped relatively well emotionally during Melbourne’s long COVID-19 lockdowns.

  9. 4 April 2023 – Bowel Cancer, Cancer, Medical Screening, Personalised Medicine, Public Health

    Using the right test for the right person to detect bowel cancer

    A new online tool, developed by the University of Melbourne, uses personalised risk to detect bowel cancers earlier and with greater precision.