Health & Wellbeing
From personalised health to public policy: the latest in medical and wellbeing research and innovation.
The moral status of human-monkey chimeras
As scientists create a human-monkey chimera, University of Melbourne experts say the research raises the ethical issue of how should we treat other life forms.
Web-based exercise program improves knee arthritis therapy
A new online exercise program, developed by the University of Melbourne, can help people with knee osteoarthritis to reduce knee pain and improve function
Yes, older people are having sex – we need to talk about it
Sexually transmitted infection rates are growing faster among older Australians than younger – we need tailored information, say University of Melbourne experts
Victorian kids’ mental health hit hardest during 2020
The pandemic affected the mental health of young Victorian children more than those in other states in 2020 says study including University of Melbourne experts
Charting our way back to normal
A new web tool weighs the costs and benefits of different policy responses as Australia charts way to post-COVID-19 normal, say University of Melbourne experts
Building togetherness in the face of disaster
A ten year University of Melbourne study into the Black Saturday bushfires highlights importance of community and connection in a lesson for future disasters
The challenge of treating HIV in mothers and babies in Malawi
Sustained treatment, reduced drop out rates key to tackling HIV in mothers and infants in Malawi, but COVID-19 a challenge, say University of Melbourne experts
Finding friendship in art and algorithms
Eavesdrop on Ideas explores the vital nature of friendship and community, not just with other humans but also our connections to nature, algorithms and art.
Transforming mental health care through lived experience
By co-designing mental health care with people who have lived experience, researchers aim to rebuild Australia's system, says a University of Melbourne expert.