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Health & Wellbeing

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

  1. 16 September 2021 – Papua New Guinea, Public Health, Snake Bite, Snakes, Venom

    Snakebites and human rights

    Dr Andrew Watt and his team at the University of Melbourne's Australian Venom Research Unit are saving lives following deadly snakebites across Papua New Guinea

  2. 16 September 2021 – Australia, Dementia, Exercise, Mental Health, Policy

    Meeting the challenge of dementia prevention in Australia

    Dementia is the second leading cause of death for Australians, and University of Melbourne research says prevention must be prioritised in our health policies.

  3. 13 September 2021 – Mental Health, Population Health, Prison, Substance Use Disorder, Violence

    We are leaving people released from prison vulnerable

    People released from prison are vulnerable and more likely to be the victims of violence, says University of Melbourne research, and more support is needed.

  4. 7 September 2021 – Cerebral Palsy, Child Health, Physiotherapy, Sport, Tokyo Paralympics

    Supporting kids with cerebral palsy go for gold with cycling

    Physiotherapist-led training boosts by ten times the odds of kids with cerebral palsy reaching their cycling goals shows University of Melbourne research

  5. 5 September 2021 – COVID-19, Lockdown, Melbourne, Psychology, Victoria

    V is for Victoria – and it can still be for Victory

    A University of Melbourne expert behind Victoria’s roadmap out of lockdown in 2020 reflects on the last 18 months and reminds us we're not helpless or hopeless.

  6. 2 September 2021 – COVID-19, Indonesia, Maternal Care, Population Health, Pregnancy

    Midwives on the COVID-19 frontline in Indonesia

    Midwives in Indonesia have had to battle COVID-19 to maintain care, underscoring the need to protect healthcare workers, say University of Melbourne experts

  7. 30 August 2021 – COVID-19, Communication, Disease, Public Health, Technology

    Crossing health borders without international travel

    A University of Melbourne-based public health initiative is using interactive technology to reach remote Kenyan communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  8. 23 August 2021 – COVID-19, Coronavirus, Lockdown, Melbourne, Pandemic

    What if Victoria cannot eliminate Delta this time?

    A University of Melbourne expert asks what the options are if the current hard lockdown in Victoria doesn't see a reduction in COVID-19 cases by 2 September?

  9. 22 August 2021 – COVID-19, Coronavirus, Lockdown, New South Wales, Vaccination

    The strength of Sydney’s lockdown is crucial over the next 100 days

    New University of Melbourne COVID-19 modelling of the Delta-variant outbreak in NSW looks to answer: Can a vaccine-led approach end NSW's outbreak in 100 days?