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Health & Wellbeing

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

  1. 19 March 2019 – Child Abuse, Child Health, Royal Commission on Institutional Child Sexual Abuse, Sexual Abuse

    The uncomfortable truth about child sexual abuse

    Despite the headlines, perpetrators of child sexual abuse are most likely to be close to the family, says University of Melbourne and Deakin University experts.

  2. 18 March 2019 – Coeliac disease, Diet, Gastrointestinal, Nutrition, Vaccination

    Taking on the ‘toxic trio’ behind coeliac disease

    A new vaccine is being tested to enable coeliac patients to tolerate gluten, developed by a research collaboration including WEHI and University of Melbourne

  3. 18 March 2019 – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders, Australian Indigenous History, Hepatitis, Indigenous, Viruses

    What Hepatitis B tells us about the migration of ancient humans

    A research collaboration including the University of Melbourne is tracing the genetics of Hepatitis B to map the ancient movement of Australia’s first people.

  4. 14 March 2019 – Epidemics, Flu, Infectious diseases, Modelling, Pandemic

    Protecting the world from the threat of pandemics

    University of Melbourne researchers are creating mathematical models of infectious diseases like pandemic flu, giving governments a toolkit for taking action

  5. 14 March 2019 – Alzheimer's, Dementia, Neurology, Smell

    How smelling can help your brain

    Sense of smell can reduce as we age and can predict cognitive decline. But by practising smelling we might boost our brains says University of Melbourne experts

  6. 13 March 2019 – Adolescent Health, Anaemia, Health Data, Obesity, Population Health

    Global health efforts need to catch up with young people

    Adolescents have been overlooked by the global health agenda, but for the first time we have the data to make a difference, says University of Melbourne expert.

  7. 8 March 2019 – Economics, Health, Healthcare, International Women's Day, Medicine

    The economics of good health

    Health economists face the challenge of convincing clinicians and patients that they’re about more than just cutting costs says a University of Melbourne expert

  8. 7 March 2019 – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders, Closing the gap, International Women's Day, Mental Health, Youth

    Backing the strengths of Aboriginal young people

    We need to use the strengths of Aboriginal youth if we are to close the gap says the University of Melbourne's Professor Sandra Eades.

  9. 7 March 2019 – Demographics, International Women's Day, Population Health, Violence Against Women, Women

    Making every woman count

    University of Melbourne researchers are helping the Asia Pacific to collect better data on the lives of women in order to better tackle inequality and violence.