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Health & Wellbeing

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

  1. 16 May 2022 – Australian Politics, IDAHOBIT, Indigenous, Indigenous Health, LGBTIQA+

    Embracing queer Indigenous Australia

    Health services need to cater to the whole person as a human right, and that includes Indigenous LGBTIQ+ Australians, argues University of Melbourne expert.

  2. 10 May 2022 – Cancer, DNA, Genomics, Illumina - University of Melbourne Partnership, The Advanced Genomics Collaboration

    Following cancer’s status updates

    Deciphering the microscopic messages cancer sheds into our bloodstream provides new ways to guide diagnosis and treatment, says a University of Melbourne expert

  3. 10 May 2022 – Cancer, DNA, Genomics, Illumina - University of Melbourne Partnership, The Advanced Genomics Collaboration

    Our genetic strength in numbers

    Combining global datasets will give more people access to genomic medicine and increase personalised cancer treatment, says University of Melbourne expert

  4. 10 May 2022 – Cancer, DNA, Genomics, Illumina - University of Melbourne Partnership, The Advanced Genomics Collaboration

    Will Australia be left behind in the cancer genomics revolution?

    Australian patients may not see the benefits of new genetic testing for diagnosis and treatment without new funding models says a University of Melbourne expert

  5. 9 May 2022 – Cancer, Healthcare, Primary Care, Public Health, Survivor

    Improving the care and wellbeing of cancer survivors

    As cancer detection and treatment improves, our healthcare system needs to provide more holistic care for life after cancer, say University of Melbourne experts

  6. 5 May 2022 – Child Abuse, Children, Internet, Law, Sexual Abuse

    We have to stop child sexual abuse before it happens

    A University of Melbourne expert says the shorter sentences handed down for child sexual abuse in Australia tells us the system isn’t working and has to change

  7. 3 May 2022 – Brain, Neuroscience, Psychosis, Schizophrenia, Young People

    How our brain’s sensorimotor processing areas could flag psychosis risk

    University of Melbourne research finds brain markers of sensory and motor function show disturbances in early development that can increase later psychosis risk

  8. 3 May 2022 – Blood, COVID-19, Children, Coronavirus, Proteins

    Uncovering the triggers of severe COVID-19 in kids

    New University of Melbourne research finds that proteins in the blood may tell us the triggers of severe COVID-19 in children.

  9. 29 April 2022 – Cancer, Cervical, Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Indonesia, Vaccines

    Indonesia takes an impressive step toward cervical cancer control

    Indonesia is taking a big step by rolling out a free HPV vaccine nationwide to protect women and girls from cervical cancer, say University of Melbourne experts