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Health & Wellbeing

From personalised health to public policy: the latest in medical and wellbeing research and innovation.

  1. 13 August 2019 – Bioscience, STEM, Women In Science, Workplace Diversity

    Becoming a STEM-inist

    When University of Melbourne's Amy Shepherd started in science, she didn’t dream she'd soon be travelling the world rubbing shoulders with Nobel Prize winners.

  2. 16 August 2019 – Constellations, Human Cultures, Oral History, Psychology, Stars

    The meaning in our stars

    Humans have long seen meaning in the stars, showing difference and similarities across cultures; University of Melbourne researchers are looking at how and why?

  3. 16 August 2019 – Epigenetics, Genetics, Speech Pathology, Stuttering

    Hunting the genetic cause of stuttering

    Stuttering can run in families, and a team of researchers, including from the University of Melbourne, have launched a major study to uncover its genetic cause.

  4. 6 August 2019 – Australia, Big Data, Health Data, Medical Research, Privacy

    Health data saves lives: We need to be using it better

    Concerns about privacy are valid, but a University of Melbourne expert says making data safely available for research saves lives, and Australia must do better

  5. 5 August 2019 – Fiji, Health, Mass Drug Administration, Parasites, Scabies

    Reaching critical mass to end scabies

    Australian and Pacific researchers, including University Melbourne, are using 'mass drug administrations' to eradicate scabies, which brings anguish to millions

  6. 5 August 2019 – Cardiovascular, Disease, Heart Attacks, Public Health, Strokes

    Are declines in cardiovascular disease mortality ending?

    Since the 1970s, cases of people dying from heart disease and stroke have fallen. But University of Melbourne research finds signs that this decline is slowing.

  7. 31 July 2019 – Aged Care, Ageing, Elderly, Nutrition, Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

    Nourishing old age

    A lack of protein served in aged care is putting residents at risk of malnutrition but University of Melbourne study shows improving menus pays-off for everyone

  8. 30 July 2019 – Air Pollutants, Asthma, Child care, Pollution, Traffic

    Childcare centres and car exhaust: A dangerous mix

    Many Melbourne childcares centres are built close to busy roads, putting children near dangerous vehicle exhaust, University of Melbourne researchers find.

  9. 25 July 2019 – Cancer, Communication, Doctors, Oncology, Patients

    Improving cancer care through good communication

    New research that includes the University of Melbourne finds that working on clear and open communication between doctor and patients can improve cancer care.