Health & Wellbeing
From personalised health to public policy: the latest in medical and wellbeing research and innovation.
Listening to the voices of survivors of violence and abuse
Hearing womens' voices is central to ending sexual and domestic abuse including when assessing efforts to treat perpetrators says University of Melbourne expert
What it takes to make a heartbeat
By studying the zebrafish, a University of Melbourne-led study shows a gene involved in cardiac rhythm may explain how a heartbeat develops and is controlled.
Can thousands of oranges worth of vitamin C cure sepsis?
Megadoses of vitamin C may be a potential cure for sepsis – when the immune system damages tissues and organs. University of Melbourne researchers explain why.
Privacy and health: The lessons of COVID-19
Australia's COVIDSafe app had wide support but too many were wary. A University of Melbourne-led team have now delved into Australians' attitudes to privacy
Testing, testing, testing: Can blood tests help detect cancers early?
The COVID-19 pandemic showed our capacity to test at large scale, can we use these strategies for early detection of cancer ask University of Melbourne experts?
Looking to the distance for healthy vision
Half of the world could be short-sighted by 2050, highlighting the importance of getting outdoors to exercise our vision, say University of Melbourne experts
Fear, memory and brain exploration
A mostly uncharted region of the brain, the zona incerta, may play a role in memory and hold the key to how we control fear, say University of Melbourne experts
Women who use force
While family violence is predominantly perpetrated by men, it’s important to understand the reason why some women use force, say University of Melbourne experts
Psychedelic medicine: A mental health game changer?
Psychedelic compounds are showing promise as potential treatments for mental illness say experts from University of Melbourne and Western Sydney University