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Health & Wellbeing

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

  1. 22 April 2024 – Climate Change, Healthcare, Hospitals, Pollution, Waste

    Healthcare has a waste problem, but we can achieve net zero

    Healthcare professionals deal with the outcomes of climate change but can also be part of the solution say University of Melbourne experts

  2. 11 April 2024 – Healthcare, Mental Health, Prison, Public Policy, Suicide

    Too many people die after leaving prison

    The high rate of death after release from incarceration is tragic and avoidable, requiring whole-of-government responses, say University of Melbourne experts.

  3. 26 March 2024 – Gender, Hormones, Non-binary, Surgery, Transgender

    Non-binary people have hormone therapy and surgery more often than you might think

    New research finds that a growing number of non-binary people have or want to affirm their gender medically, say University of Melbourne researchers.

  4. 25 March 2024 – Advertising, Eyes, Healthcare, Light, Screen Time

    Sorry, those blue-blocking lenses probably won’t help your digital eye strain

    University of Melbourne research finds that blue light from digital screens does not cause eye strain and blue-blockers are not the solution

  5. 19 March 2024 – Allergies, Children, Food, Health, Immunology

    What you need to know about new treatments for children with peanut allergies

    Three in 100 Aussie kids have a peanut allergy. New University of Melbourne research is investigating the benefits of new treatments and their value for money.

  6. 15 January 2016 – Environmental Design, Human Behaviour , Queues

    Now we know: Why we stand in queues

    Queueing is an everyday social norm, governed by unspoken rules promoting efficiency and equality – and why queue jumpers make us really angry.

  7. Podcast8 March 2019 – Gender, International Women's Day, Jobs, Research, Women In Science

    My brilliant career

    This special International Women's Day episode unites leading women in science to discuss the challenge of the advancement of women in medical research.

  8. 8 December 2016 – Australian Indigenous Education, Indigenous Policy, Narrm Oration, Stan Grant

    New Indigenous middle class finds place in modern economy

    Stan Grant, in this edited extract of his 2016 Narrm Oration, reflects on the rise and rise of a prosperous and professional Indigenous middle class.

  9. 28 April 2023 – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, Australian Indigenous History, Australian Politics, Indigenous Politics, Indigenous Voice to Parliament

    Don’t twist the aim of The Voice for political gain

    Opponents to the Indigenous Voice are repeating history – using the issue of child protection as a political weapon, says University of Melbourne expert.