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Health & Wellbeing

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

  1. 8 July 2020 – Antiviral, COVID-19, Dexamethasone, Hydroxychloroquine, Remdesivir

    Q&A: How could COVID-19 drugs work and what’s out there?

    Finding existing drugs that are effective against COVID-19 is the fastest way to a treatment – University of Melbourne experts explain how they might work.

  2. 7 July 2020 – Anxiety, Beyond Blue, COVID-19, Depression, Mental Health

    What actually works for anxiety and depression?

    University of Melbourne experts have written user-friendly guides to the actual evidence for a host of treatments and therapies aimed at anxiety and depression.

  3. 30 June 2020 – Academic journals, COVID-19, Metascience, Peer Review, Replication Crisis

    Science needs to look inward to move forward

    Robust research depends on encouraging more open and transparent practices – experts in metascience at University of Melbourne are working out how to do it

  4. 30 June 2020 – Ageing, Elderly, Health, Life, Mental Health

    Is there a science to staying alive longer?

    A new book by a University of Melbourne expert applies the science of longevity to everyday life and how the daily decisions we make now can help us live longer

  5. 26 June 2020 – Brain, EEG, Machine Learning, Personality Traits, Psychology

    How brain rhythms can reveal your personality

    Machine learning can be used to predict aspects of a person’s personality from their electrical brain rhythms, shows a new study led by University of Melbourne.

  6. 26 June 2020 – Australia, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Infectious diseases, Pandemic

    Watch Episode 6: Life Beyond Coronavirus: Preventing the next pandemic

    Episode 6 of Life Beyond Coronavirus: The Expert View brings together an expert panel of University of Melbourne researchers to review the latest COVID-19 data

  7. 26 June 2020 – Data, Disability, Disability Rights, Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability, Violence

    Deeper data needed to understand scale of abuse faced by people with disability

    The true scale of violence against people with disability is obscure because data is too fragmented; new University of Melbourne research aims to change that.

  8. Podcast24 June 2020 – Brain, Depression, Medicine, Mental Health, Psychiatry

    Towards faster treatment for major depressive disorder

    Physiologist Professor Scott Thompson studies how the brain changes in patients with major depression to identify more effective, faster acting antidepressants.

  9. 22 June 2020 – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders, Black Lives Matter, COVID-19, Cardiovascular, Indigenous Health

    Connecting culture and health

    University of Melbourne cardiologist Associate Professor Luke Burchill grew up on country and was inspired by his grandparents to study medicine.

  10. 19 June 2020 – Asylum seekers, Detention, Detention Centres, Mental Health, Refugees

    Australia’s sub-standard reporting of refugee self-harm incidents

    Basic information is often missing on self-harm incidents among asylum-seekers making it difficult to tackle the problem, University of Melbourne research finds