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Health & Wellbeing

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

  1. 17 May 2018 – Evolution, Fossils, Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatomy and Pathology, Museums, paleoanthropology

    The legacy of a great scientific hoax

    The University of Melbourne's anatomy museum features model fossils from the famous Piltdown Man hoax, which skewed the study of human evolution for decades.

  2. 15 May 2018 – Clinical Trials, James Lind, Medical Research, Melanoma

    Why you should go on a clinical trial

    From 18th Century efforts to end scurvy, to today's battle against cancer, human clinical trials are critical, says a University of Melbourne expert

  3. 8 May 2018 – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Inflammation, Lungs, White Blood Cells

    Putting the brakes on lung disease

    Monash University and University of Melbourne researchers discover a molecular "brake" for lung disease that may be a way to prevent the disease progressing

  4. 22 April 2018 – Cancer, Genes, Immunotherapy, Stomach Cancer, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

    An unexpected step in the fight against stomach cancer

    Research from the University of Melbourne and the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute has uncovered potential new treatments for stomach, or gastric, cancer.

  5. 19 April 2018 – Anzac Day, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Psychiatry

    War and trauma: Learning the lessons

    Recognition and treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in the military has come a long way. A University of Melbourne expert looks at the past and future

  6. 19 April 2018 – Drugs, Health, Mental Health, Prison, Psychology

    From jail cell to emergency room: Too many injuries after release from prison

    University of Melbourne research finds those released from Australian prisons who have mental illness & substance use problems are more likely to suffer injury.

  7. 16 April 2018 – Bacteria, Buruli Ulcer, Health, Infectious diseases, Mycobacterium ulcerans

    Australia’s flesh-eating bug outbreak needs urgent research

    A University of Melbourne expert says a localised outbreak of the rare flesh-eating Buruli Ulcer in Australia has exposed a major gap in scientific knowledge.

  8. 12 April 2018 – Chiropractic, Osteopathy, Physiotherapy

    When the pain is the practitioner

    A new University of Melbourne study shows a small element of the chiropractic profession accounts for a worryingly high number of complaints.

  9. 9 April 2018 – Big Data, Internet, Privacy, Psychology, Research

    Who should own research data?

    Following the Cambridge Analytica scandal and the rise of personal sensors, a University of Melbourne expert asks whether data should belong to participants