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Health & Wellbeing

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

  1. 6 August 2020 – COVID-19, Coronavirus, Epidemiology, Melbourne, Pandemic

    Making sense of Victoria’s daily COVID-19 cases – and (maybe) some good news

    A University of Melbourne expert says batching explains why the number of new COVID-19 cases in Victoria is a rollercoaster, but this may also mean good news.

  2. Podcast5 August 2020 – Antibiotics, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Drug Development, Pharmacology

    Why are there so few drugs to treat viruses?

    As coronavirus case numbers surge, University of Melbourne experts explain why we have effective drugs for bacterial diseases, but relatively few for viruses.

  3. 4 August 2020 – Cardiovascular, Diet, Health, Heart Attacks, Obesity

    Early cardiovascular disease deaths linked to overweight and obesity are rising

    After decades of falling deaths associated with cardiovascular disease, University of Melbourne research finds rising mortality linked to overweight and obesity

  4. 4 August 2020 – Aged Care, Ageing, COVID-19, Public Health, Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

    Dealing with COVID-19 in aged care

    Communication and connection are critical in addressing COVID-19 outbreaks and lockdown in Victoria’s aged care facilities, says University of Melbourne expert

  5. 30 July 2020 – Ageing, Anxiety, COVID-19, Depression, Elderly

    Why we should worry more about anxiety in older adults

    COVID-19 has caused particular psychological stress to older adults, University of Melbourne experts say we need to know more about anxiety, a 'silent killer'.

  6. 29 July 2020 – Electroencephalography, Emotion Regulation, Emotions, Multivariate Pattern Analysis, Psychology

    Anticipating our emotions

    Our brain activity suggests that we can prepare ourselves for situations in which we will need to control our emotions, University of Melbourne researchers find

  7. 26 July 2020 – Cancer, Dentistry, Medical Screening, Microscopy, Oral Cancer

    Towards the early detection of oral cancers

    New technology provides microscopic examination of the mouth for cancer, without the need for a surgical biopsy; clinical trial includes University of Melbourne

  8. 21 July 2020 – Bones, Dentistry, Microscopy, Pregnancy, Technology

    Stories teeth can tell

    Research led by the University of Melbourne describes a new approach for a more detailed understanding of life history by analysing the structure of our teeth.

  9. 21 July 2020 – COVID-19, Coronavirus, Epidemiology, Melbourne, Pandemic

    Use Stage 4 wisely, or not at all

    A University of Melbourne expert says if Stage 4 restrictions are introduced in Victoria to tackle a spike in COVID-19 cases, there has to be a worthy goal.

  10. 17 July 2020 – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Depression, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Mental Health, Psychiatry

    Is psychiatry shrinking what we think of as normal?

    Worries that "normality" is being medicalised by systemic inflation of psychiatric diagnosis criteria are overblown, University of Melbourne research finds.