Health & Wellbeing
From personalised health to public policy: the latest in medical and wellbeing research and innovation.
Q&A: How could COVID-19 drugs work and what’s out there?
Finding existing drugs that are effective against COVID-19 is the fastest way to a treatment – University of Melbourne experts explain how they might work.
What actually works for anxiety and depression?
University of Melbourne experts have written user-friendly guides to the actual evidence for a host of treatments and therapies aimed at anxiety and depression.
Science needs to look inward to move forward
Robust research depends on encouraging more open and transparent practices – experts in metascience at University of Melbourne are working out how to do it
Is there a science to staying alive longer?
A new book by a University of Melbourne expert applies the science of longevity to everyday life and how the daily decisions we make now can help us live longer
How brain rhythms can reveal your personality
Machine learning can be used to predict aspects of a person’s personality from their electrical brain rhythms, shows a new study led by University of Melbourne.
Watch Episode 6: Life Beyond Coronavirus: Preventing the next pandemic
Episode 6 of Life Beyond Coronavirus: The Expert View brings together an expert panel of University of Melbourne researchers to review the latest COVID-19 data
Deeper data needed to understand scale of abuse faced by people with disability
The true scale of violence against people with disability is obscure because data is too fragmented; new University of Melbourne research aims to change that.
Towards faster treatment for major depressive disorder
Physiologist Professor Scott Thompson studies how the brain changes in patients with major depression to identify more effective, faster acting antidepressants.
Connecting culture and health
University of Melbourne cardiologist Associate Professor Luke Burchill grew up on country and was inspired by his grandparents to study medicine.
Australia’s sub-standard reporting of refugee self-harm incidents
Basic information is often missing on self-harm incidents among asylum-seekers making it difficult to tackle the problem, University of Melbourne research finds