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Health & Wellbeing

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

  1. 27 July 2017 – Algorithms, Epilepsy, Forecasting, Neuro-engineering, Seizures

    Predicting epileptic seizures, just like the weather

    University of Melbourne researchers can now predict the likelihood someone with epilepsy will have a seizure that day, paving the way for a forecasting app.

  2. 25 July 2017 – Ageing, Alzheimer's, Degenerative Brain Disease, Dementia, Neuroscience

    ‘Rusty’ brains linked to Alzheimer’s

    University of Melbourne researchers have discovered high iron levels in the brain play an important role in the onset of Alzheimer's.

  3. 20 July 2017 – Anaesthesia, History, Medicine, Obesity, Surgery

    The milk of amnesia: A brief history of anaesthesia

    The discovery of anaesthesia paved the way for modern surgical practice but the science continues to evolve, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  4. 19 July 2017 – Babies, Children, Paediactrics, Rehabilitation, Strokes

    Child stroke survivors have time on their side

    New research from the University of Melbourne has found children who survive a stroke have a much longer period in which to recover motor skills than adults.

  5. 17 July 2017 – Big Data, Bloomberg Data for Health Initiative, Global Burden of Disease, Global Health, Mortality

    How death by numbers promotes global health

    University of Melbourne population health expert, Alan Lopez, has received Bloomberg funding to help developing countries improve their cause of death data.

  6. Podcast14 July 2017 – Biology, Cancer, Health, IVF, Reproduction

    Confessions of a professional baby maker

    Reproductive biologist David Gardner explains what we're still learning about healthy embryo development and how it's being applied to improve IVF technologies.

  7. 7 July 2017 – Bullying, Child Wellbeing, Schools

    Bullied school kids left behind in learning

    Researchers at Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and University of Melbourne establish link between being bullied at school and poorer learning outcomes

  8. 30 June 2017 – Bones, Dentistry, Forensic Medicine, Medicine, Museums

    The unexpected gift of bones

    The University of Melbourne's dental school is home to a very special collection of femurs, an important tool for researchers from a wide range of disciplines.

  9. 29 June 2017 – Ageing, Health, Menopause, Psychology, Women's Health

    Surviving menopause with some (self) kindness

    Menopausal symptoms like hot flushes can be managed with self-compassion, using approaches like mindfulness, according to University of Melbourne research.