Health & Wellbeing
From personalised health to public policy: the latest in medical and wellbeing research and innovation.
The new approach keeping Aboriginal children out of child protection
Trials of Indigenous self-management are helping to reduce the number Australian Aboriginal children in child protection says University of Melbourne research.
The rise and fall in Australia’s life expectancy during the pandemic
Australia’s life expectancy performed better than most other high-income countries during the COVID-19 pandemic, found study led by the University of Melbourne
Why everybody living with dementia needs regular eye tests
Researchers at the University of Melbourne have developed a guide to support people living with dementia to see as well as possible, for as long as possible.
Parasites may be gross, but so is Australia’s attitude to Indigenous health
University of Melbourne experts say the impact of preventable parasites and infectious diseases for some Indigenous and remote communities is a national shame.
How epigenetics is transforming our understanding of evolution
A new book by Melbourne University Publishing reveals how a population’s non-genetic responses to environmental change are central to the process of evolution.
Replanting the birthing trees
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are working with researchers to create safe and sacred family spaces, says a University of Melbourne expert
Knowing when to seek help for mental health
When challenges arise we may feel confused, but there are five signs to help understand when to seek mental health support, say University of Melbourne experts.
Opening the flood gates at Fukushima
Discharging radioactive water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is avoidable, risky and potentially illegal, say University of Melbourne experts
How anger became the forgotten emotion
Characters like Succession’s Logan Roy can teach us a lot about anger and trauma and why we need to understand the link say University of Melbourne experts.