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Health & Wellbeing

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

  1. 12 December 2019 – Disease, Genetic Disease, Genetics, Immunology and Infection, Inflammation

    The genetic mutation behind a new autoinflammatory disease

    University of Melbourne scientists are part of a team to discover a new human autoinflammatory disease that causes debilitating fever and inflammation.

  2. 4 December 2019 – Antibiotics, Antimicrobial resistance, Hospitals, Superbugs, Surgery

    Antibiotic use too long in surgery

    New University of Melbourne research finds that antibiotics are often prescribed inappropriately before, during and after surgery.

  3. 1 December 2019 – Disability, Employment, Jobs, NDIS, Policy

    Does disability policy really offer choice and control?

    University of Melbourne research finds that although policy for Australians with disabilities aims to offer choice and control, there are very real barriers.

  4. 30 November 2019 – Child Health, Domestic Violence, Family Violence, Trauma

    The children left behind by domestic homicide

    Children who lose a parent to domestic homicide are often treated as collateral damage. University of Melbourne research is putting the focus back on the child.

  5. 27 November 2019 – Cancer, Drug Development, Genetics, Oncology, Women In Science

    Curbing cancer’s addiction to treat it

    Most cancers need a specific molecule to grow and spread; cutting off the supply is showing promise as a way to treat it, finds University of Melbourne research

  6. Podcast27 November 2019 – Cancer, Diabetes, Drug Development, Innovation, Research

    Science, society and drug design

    After being the first in his family to go to university, biochemist Sir Thomas Blundell has worked in music, local council, medical research and advisor to a PM

  7. 26 November 2019 – Economics, Gender, Inequality, Social Media, Women

    Why being the fairest of them all still pays

    New University of Melbourne research finds economic inequality can actually incentivise some women to use their attractiveness or beauty to try to get ahead.

  8. 25 November 2019 – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders, Domestic Violence, Family Violence, Indigenous, Psychology

    A community acting against family violence

    One Aboriginal community, in collaboration with University of Melbourne researchers, has co-designed an online family violence resource for their own people.

  9. 22 November 2019 – Depression, Men's Health, Mental Health, Suicide, Wellbeing

    Untangling men’s depression and suicide

    Strengthening men’s social connections and a better understanding male depression could be key steps to reduce male suicide say University of Melbourne experts.