Health & Wellbeing
From personalised health to public policy: the latest in medical and wellbeing research and innovation.
The difficulty with measuring creativity
An international study including the University of Melbourne aimed to establish a unique new way of measuring problem-solving ability and creative potential.
Getting a COVID jab is safer than taking aspirin
Risk of rare side effects of COVID-19 vaccines are being greatly exaggerated: they are far safer than many regular medicines says University of Melbourne expert
Promoting health in schools: Old idea, new opportunities
The WHO’s ‘health promoting schools’ is an old idea, but new research including the University of Melbourne is finding new ways to fully realise its potential.
Did time slow down in lockdown?
Our perception of time passing fell apart during COVID-19 lockdown, giving us a sense of time-warp, almost like jetlag, says a University of Melbourne expert.
Unmasking cancers with hidden identity
When the original site of a cancer can’t be found, genomics is helping guide diagnosis and more personalised treatment say University of Melbourne experts
The global race to understand COVID-19 variants
A new trial including the University of Melbourne is investigating who could remain susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 variants after COVID-19 infection or vaccination
Heating and cooking at home linked to asthma
University of Melbourne-led research finds wood heating, gas cooking and heating at home are linked to an increased risk of asthma and decline in lung function.
New hope for treating PTSD
Posttraumatic stress disorder treatment usually focuses on the traumatic experience, but world-first University of Melbourne research may offer an alternative.
How your blood can help understand COVID-19 vaccine responses
A biobank will collect samples from those having their COVID-19 vaccine to help researchers understand coronavirus immunity, say University of Melbourne experts