Health & Wellbeing
From personalised health to public policy: the latest in medical and wellbeing research and innovation.
Should schools close during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Research including the University of Melbourne finds schools are unlikely to play a role in COVID-19 community transmission, provided key measures are in place.
The science of coughing
Coughing is a human defensive reflex - it keeps our airways clear - but Professor Stuart Mazzone explains the difference between a good cough and a bad cough.
The Indigenous eye-care gap is closing, but not fast enough
The Indigenous community-led approach to COVID-19 is a lesson in closing the gap on vision but government support is needed, say University of Melbourne experts
Food Health Star labels are driving healthier products
Food health labels improve the nutrition of packaged products but they must be compulsory to make a bigger difference, finds a University of Melbourne-led study
A University of Melbourne expert says 2020 has highlighted the crucial role of nurses in managing pressure wounds, or bed sores, especially in COVID-19 patients
Hooking up in lockdown
A new University of Melbourne study shows how COVID-19 lockdown impacted sexual behaviour, highlighting sexual and reproductive health services are still needed
Transforming the aged care crisis
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need to support older people’s desire to live and thrive in their own community say University of Melbourne experts.
The science of supporting others
University of Melbourne experts provide six evidence-based tips for providing support in times of extreme change –finding our ‘COVID normal'.
Decolonising social work
Proud Durrumbal/Kullilli and Yidinji woman, University of Melbourne educator and social worker, Tileah Drahm-Butler, is working to decolonise social work.
Time for smart masking
With so few COVID-19 cases Victoria's compulsory mask wearing laws no longer make sense and it's time for smarter rules, says a University of Melbourne expert