Health & Wellbeing
From personalised health to public policy: the latest in medical and wellbeing research and innovation.
A ray of hope for pancreatic cancer
A University of Melbourne chemotherapy breakthrough could improve outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients.
Using maths to assess blocked arteries
University of Melbourne researchers have used laser imaging to mathematically model the severity of artery blockages and now may be able to predict danger areas
Saving lives with less blood
A major global study including the University of Melbourne has found it is safe for surgeons to be using significantly less blood during heart surgery
5 discoveries we can thank twins for
35 years of Twins Research Australia at the University of Melbourne have led to insights into how genes and the environment work together to impact our health.
The ethics of a child’s future fertility
A University of Melbourne bioethicist has created the world’s first ethical framework for decision-making about a child’s future fertility after cancer.
The challenge of small and preterm babies
University of Melbourne research finds that underweight preterm babies face no higher health risks than normal weight preterm babies, of the same gestation age.
Why flu can be fatal
Infections like flu can 'paralyse' the immune system, making a secondary infection like pneumonia more likely, according to University of Melbourne research.
The kids are alright
Review of decades of data finds kids of same-sex couples do just as well, but homophobia can cause real harm say child experts including University of Melbourne
Retraining the underdogs
People with younger onset dementia are finding assistance dogs are improving their quality life, in a trial being run by the University of Melbourne.