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

  1. 1 December 2022 – Disability, Discrimination, Employment, Policy

    Removing barriers to participation for people with disability

    Policies that remove barriers to participation could substantially improve health and wellbeing for people with disability, say University of Melbourne experts.

  2. 14 November 2022 – Climate Change, Environment, Healthcare, Medical, Waste

    The environmental impact of healthcare

    Improving human health can result in environmental degradation, but the healthcare sector can help address climate change says a University of Melbourne expert

  3. 27 October 2022 – Brain, Mental Health, Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Schizophrenia

    Personalising mental health care

    A unique ‘fingerprint’ for mental health shows promise for accelerating diagnosis and personalising treatment, say University of Melbourne experts.

  4. 7 September 2022 – Doctors, Health, Hospitals, Patients, Rural

    Keeping rural Australians out of hospital

    Accessing health care in rural Australia is challenging but without it, say University of Melbourne experts, patients can end up in hospital unnecessarily.

  5. 5 September 2022 – COVID-19, Coronavirus, Gender, Vaccination, Vaccines

    The COVID-19 vaccine difference between men and women

    New research that includes the University of Melbourne finds there's a gender difference when it comes to the effectiveness and side effects of COVID-19 vaccine

  6. 1 September 2022 – Carers, Employment, Gender Pay Gap, Mental Health, Women

    Women are doing too much and it’s hurting their mental health

    Women still do most of the unpaid work at home while also working. A first-of-its-kind University of Melbourne review finds it’s hurting their mental health.

  7. 24 August 2022 – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders, Garma Festival, Indigenous Politics, Indigenous Voice to Parliament, Melbourne Poche Centre for Indigenous Health

    Humble learning

    The Garma Festival is an invitation to walk and work with the world's oldest living culture, listening deeply with purpose, says University of Melbourne expert.

  8. 23 August 2022 – Aged Care, Alzheimer's, Dementia, Music, Music Therapy

    The music app supporting dementia care at home

    A new app aims to train family carers of people with dementia to use music to support care and manage symptoms at home, says University of Melbourne expert.

  9. 17 August 2022 – Mental Health, Military, Phoenix Australia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Psychology

    Restoring the lives of Australians with PTSD

    Australia’s largest ever treatment trial of PTSD in military personnel and veterans is delivering ground-breaking results, say University of Melbourne experts.