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Health & Wellbeing

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

  1. 22 May 2019 – Australia, Sexism, Violence Against Women, Women, Young People

    How do young Australians see violence against women?

    New research from the University of Melbourne finds that young Australians’ understanding of sexism, violence and abuse against women needs more education.

  2. 16 May 2019 – 2019 Australian Federal Election, Australia, Cancer, Healthcare, Hospitals

    Improving Australia’s health system beyond the election

    Australia has one of the world's best healthcare systems, but University of Melbourne experts say election promises are failing to address its sustainability.

  3. Podcast15 May 2019 – Obesity, Prostate Cancer

    The complex relationship between prostate cancer and obesity

    Men with obesity are linked with aggressive forms of prostate cancer that rely on fatty acids and Professor Matt Watt is researching why and how to prevent it.

  4. 12 May 2019 – Disability, HILDA, Housing, NDIS, Public Housing

    Why housing is a major public health issue for Australians with disability

    Housing security isn't a focus in Australia's federal election, but University of Melbourne research finds it's a fundamental issue for people with a disability

  5. 9 May 2019 – Disease, Genetics, Immune, Immunity, Lupus

    What we do (and don't) know about lupus

    Lupus affects millions worldwide; researchers from the University of Melbourne are working to treat the disease without ‘turning off’ the immune system.

  6. 6 May 2019 – Australian Judiciary, Courts, Judges, Secondary Trauma, Stress

    Wellbeing survey of Australia’s judiciary reveals risk of distress and burnout

    University of Melbourne survey of the wellbeing of judges and magistrates shows judiciary coping well with high stress, but many show risk of distress, burnout

  7. Podcast1 May 2019 – Blindness, Eyes, Genes, Glaucoma, Vision-Impaired

    Reversing irreversible blindness

    Using innovative approaches, University of Melbourne Professor Keith Martin hopes restore sight and reduce the burden of blinding eye disease around the world.

  8. 1 May 2019 – Diabetes, Diet, Fat, Health, Obesity

    Different fat cell types may be key to obesity

    University of Melbourne-led research discovers fat cells aren't all the same – some release fat, some help to burn fat, and the balance may influence obesity.

  9. 30 April 2019 – Cancer, DNA, Genetics, Genomics, Health Spending

    Who is paying the price of whole-genome sequencing in cancer care?

    University of Melbourne research finds that whole-genome sequencing is changing cancer treatment; but its real-world use needs to be measured and understood.