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Health & Wellbeing

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

  1. 20 January 2023 – COVID-19, Epidemiology, Lockdown, Modelling, Vaccination

    The steps we can take to combat COVID-19 in 2023

    University of Melbourne computer modelling finds that in 2023, vaccinations and early public health measures can still reduce the impact of new COVID variants

  2. 16 January 2023 – Asia, Family Violence, Pacific, Violence Against Women, Women

    On the frontline of family violence in the Asia Pacific

    A University of Melbourne led project is supporting locals in the Asia Pacific to collect data on family violence, shining a light on this hidden scourge

  3. 1 December 2022 – Disability, Discrimination, Employment, Policy

    Removing barriers to participation for people with disability

    Policies that remove barriers to participation could substantially improve health and wellbeing for people with disability, say University of Melbourne experts.

  4. 14 November 2022 – Climate Change, Environment, Healthcare, Medical, Waste

    The environmental impact of healthcare

    Improving human health can result in environmental degradation, but the healthcare sector can help address climate change says a University of Melbourne expert

  5. 7 November 2022 – Carers, Labour, Mental Health, Women, Work

    The real cost to unpaid carers

    Unpaid caregiving is detrimental to mental health, finds University of Melbourne research. And globally, the unpaid care load is still mostly carried by women.

  6. 27 October 2022 – Brain, Mental Health, Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Schizophrenia

    Personalising mental health care

    A unique ‘fingerprint’ for mental health shows promise for accelerating diagnosis and personalising treatment, say University of Melbourne experts.

  7. 7 September 2022 – Doctors, Health, Hospitals, Patients, Rural

    Keeping rural Australians out of hospital

    Accessing health care in rural Australia is challenging but without it, say University of Melbourne experts, patients can end up in hospital unnecessarily.

  8. 5 September 2022 – COVID-19, Coronavirus, Gender, Vaccination, Vaccines

    The COVID-19 vaccine difference between men and women

    New research that includes the University of Melbourne finds there's a gender difference when it comes to the effectiveness and side effects of COVID-19 vaccine

  9. 1 September 2022 – Carers, Employment, Gender Pay Gap, Mental Health, Women

    Women are doing too much and it’s hurting their mental health

    Women still do most of the unpaid work at home while also working. A first-of-its-kind University of Melbourne review finds it’s hurting their mental health.