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Health & Wellbeing

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

  1. 20 April 2021 – Chimeras, Cloning, Genes, Regenerative, Stem Cells

    The moral status of human-monkey chimeras

    As scientists create a human-monkey chimera, University of Melbourne experts say the research raises the ethical issue of how should we treat other life forms.

  2. 13 April 2021 – Exercise, Musculoskeletal, Osteoarthritis, Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation

    Web-based exercise program improves knee arthritis therapy

    A new online exercise program, developed by the University of Melbourne, can help people with knee osteoarthritis to reduce knee pain and improve function

  3. 11 April 2021 – Ageing, General Practice, Public Health, Sexual Health, Sexually Transmitted Infection

    Yes, older people are having sex – we need to talk about it

    Sexually transmitted infection rates are growing faster among older Australians than younger – we need tailored information, say University of Melbourne experts

  4. 7 April 2021 – COVID-19, Children, Mental Health, Pandemic, Victoria

    Victorian kids’ mental health hit hardest during 2020

    The pandemic affected the mental health of young Victorian children more than those in other states in 2020 says study including University of Melbourne experts

  5. 31 March 2021 – COVID-19, Coronavirus, Epidemiology, Modelling, Public Policy

    Charting our way back to normal

    A new web tool weighs the costs and benefits of different policy responses as Australia charts way to post-COVID-19 normal, say University of Melbourne experts

  6. 30 March 2021 – Black Saturday, COVID-19, Disaster Recovery, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Trauma

    Building togetherness in the face of disaster

    A ten year University of Melbourne study into the Black Saturday bushfires highlights importance of community and connection in a lesson for future disasters

  7. 24 March 2021 – Antiretrovirals, COVID-19, HIV, Malawi, Maternal Health

    The challenge of treating HIV in mothers and babies in Malawi

    Sustained treatment, reduced drop out rates key to tackling HIV in mothers and infants in Malawi, but COVID-19 a challenge, say University of Melbourne experts

  8. Podcast18 March 2021 – COVID-19, Friendship, Psychology, Relationships, Technology

    Finding friendship in art and algorithms

    Eavesdrop on Ideas explores the vital nature of friendship and community, not just with other humans but also our connections to nature, algorithms and art.

  9. 16 March 2021 – Anxiety, Co-design, Depression, Healthcare, Mental Health

    Transforming mental health care through lived experience

    By co-designing mental health care with people who have lived experience, researchers aim to rebuild Australia's system, says a University of Melbourne expert.