Health & Wellbeing
From personalised health to public policy: the latest in medical and wellbeing research and innovation.
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
Freezing eggs for IVF: Waste not, want not
Woman can freeze their eggs for later use but many will be wasted while other women miss out. A system of donation is needed say University of Melbourne experts
Young people are making their way through COVID
In bleak times Australia’s young people are working hard at getting work, volunteering and connecting to communities, say University of Melbourne researchers.
Rising caesarean rates and inequality
Rates of caesarian section are growing, especially in Asia, and University of Melbourne research in Indonesia shows the growth comes with widening inequalities
Predicting cancer risk from mammograms could revolutionise screening
New mammogram imaging techniques could revolutionise breast screening by predicting each woman’s cancer risk, explains a University of Melbourne expert
How to (sleigh) ride your emotions this Christmas
For people feeling down or stressed this COVID-normal holiday period, University of Melbourne experts have some evidence-based tips for managing your emotions.
Vocal fry: What is it and why does it still polarise listeners?
Whether you love, hate or are ambivalent about vocal fry, University of Melbourne linguists and voice experts can explain its origins and place in society