Health & Wellbeing
From personalised health to public policy: the latest in medical and wellbeing research and innovation.
Snakebites and human rights
Dr Andrew Watt and his team at the University of Melbourne's Australian Venom Research Unit are saving lives following deadly snakebites across Papua New Guinea
Meeting the challenge of dementia prevention in Australia
Dementia is the second leading cause of death for Australians, and University of Melbourne research says prevention must be prioritised in our health policies.
We are leaving people released from prison vulnerable
People released from prison are vulnerable and more likely to be the victims of violence, says University of Melbourne research, and more support is needed.
Supporting kids with cerebral palsy go for gold with cycling
Physiotherapist-led training boosts by ten times the odds of kids with cerebral palsy reaching their cycling goals shows University of Melbourne research
V is for Victoria – and it can still be for Victory
A University of Melbourne expert behind Victoria’s roadmap out of lockdown in 2020 reflects on the last 18 months and reminds us we're not helpless or hopeless.
Midwives on the COVID-19 frontline in Indonesia
Midwives in Indonesia have had to battle COVID-19 to maintain care, underscoring the need to protect healthcare workers, say University of Melbourne experts
Crossing health borders without international travel
A University of Melbourne-based public health initiative is using interactive technology to reach remote Kenyan communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
What if Victoria cannot eliminate Delta this time?
A University of Melbourne expert asks what the options are if the current hard lockdown in Victoria doesn't see a reduction in COVID-19 cases by 2 September?
The strength of Sydney’s lockdown is crucial over the next 100 days
New University of Melbourne COVID-19 modelling of the Delta-variant outbreak in NSW looks to answer: Can a vaccine-led approach end NSW's outbreak in 100 days?