Health & Wellbeing
From personalised health to public policy: the latest in medical and wellbeing research and innovation.
Breakthrough: Medicinal cannabis and severe epilepsy
International researchers, including the University of Melbourne, have proven that a type of medicinal cannabis can reduce seizures in a form of severe epilepsy
Making space for emergency talk
The way hospital emergency rooms operate makes important conversations difficult - University of Melbourne and Deakin University research design solutions
Early puberty linked to socio-economic status
Disadvantage maybe an evolutionary trigger for early puberty and associated health problem, says a major Murdoch Children's and University of Melbourne study
What’s killing women?
Population health researcher Professor Cassandra Szoeke outlines what ails women as they grow older, and how men differ from women in age-related diseases.
The unhealthy habits killing Australian women
A University of Melbourne study finds over 70% of Australian women don't eat healthily and don't exercise, putting them at risk of heart disease and dementia.
A trade in desperation: The rise of stem cell tourism
Stem cell tourism sees patients travel overseas for treatment unavailable at home, but University of Melbourne research finds it comes at great risk.
The University of Melbourne is home to a team of expert flu-hunters, who track the virus's mutations and help update the annual vaccine.
Taking the pulse of general practice
A major University of Melbourne / ANZ report into general practice in Australia reveals the number of GPs is declining in real terms and their morale is falling
Bones of contention
The University of Melbourne's anatomy museum includes Egyptian mummified remains and Ned Kelly's death mask in its large and significant collection.