Health & Wellbeing
From personalised health to public policy: the latest in medical and wellbeing research and innovation.
Are you taking care of the microbes in your mouth?
Our mouth microbes are important for our oral and overall health, but modern diets are causing problems finds a study including the University of Melbourne.
The Global Cancer Atlas
Globally, scientists have collaborated to create the most comprehensive map of whole cancer genomes; University of Melbourne researchers were part of the effort
Decoding cancer cell communication
Professor Elizabeth Vincan at the University of Melbourne identified the genes in an ancient form of cell-to-cell communication, and a new target against cancer
Why some women are dying for getting their period
Menstrual beliefs and taboos can place serious restrictions on a woman’s life, impacting her health and freedoms writes a University of Melbourne expert.
Being bold in medical research
Professor Fabienne Mackay’s work led to the first new treatment for lupus in over 50 years but there is much more to do and she says researchers need to be bold
Simple ways to support people dealing with traumatic events
As thousands process the emotional impact of being affected by the Australian bushfires, a University of Melbourne expert gives some tips on providing support
Preventing the spread of malaria
Scientists, including from the University of Melbourne, have found a new drug to block the world’s deadliest malaria parasite from reaching ‘transmission stage'
Would you trust AI with your mental health?
A University of Melbourne expert says Artificial intelligence (AI) is playing a role in mental health care, but we have to balance ethical and privacy concerns.
The genetic mutation behind a new autoinflammatory disease
University of Melbourne scientists are part of a team to discover a new human autoinflammatory disease that causes debilitating fever and inflammation.