Health & Wellbeing
From personalised health to public policy: the latest in medical and wellbeing research and innovation.
Inactive kids at risk of falls and fractures in old age
Sedentary children face a higher risk of osteoporosis in old age, due to lower bone density and poor executive function, say University of Melbourne researchers
Genes, numbers and the holy grail of cancer prevention
University of Melbourne researchers are leading a new effort to use genomics and personalised medicine against some of the most lethal cancers
Smoking and poor diet still leading killers worldwide
2016's Global Burden of Disease report shows improvements in child mortality, but rising deaths from preventable diseases, says a University of Melbourne expert
Coming to grips with a ‘silent killer’
Infectious diseases expert Dr Ben Cowie on why viral hepatitis is fast becoming a hidden epidemic with significant public health consequences.
A smart phone app for cerebral palsy screening
Researchers at University of Melbourne, Murdoch Children's Research Institute and The Royal Women's Hospital create smart phone app to screen for cerebral palsy
Why feeling pain is key to our happiness
University of Melbourne psychologist Dr Brock Bastian on the value of experiencing pain and accepting unpleasantness in our pursuit of pleasure and happiness.
It’s a fact: Women get better with age
New research from the University of Melbourne finds that women get happier as they get older: with negative mood and depressive moods decreasing after 50.
Stopping the flu before it takes hold
University of Melbourne researchers find a way to prime the innate immune system to potentially head off respiratory infections, like flu, before we get sick.
Five ways 3D printing is changing medicine
3D printing technology is set to revolutionise medicine. Here University of Melbourne researchers and clinicians identify the 5 big changes that are underway