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Health & Wellbeing

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

  1. 14 March 2019 – Epidemics, Flu, Infectious diseases, Modelling, Pandemic

    Protecting the world from the threat of pandemics

    University of Melbourne researchers are creating mathematical models of infectious diseases like pandemic flu, giving governments a toolkit for taking action

  2. 14 March 2019 – Alzheimer's, Dementia, Neurology, Smell

    How smelling can help your brain

    Sense of smell can reduce as we age and can predict cognitive decline. But by practising smelling we might boost our brains says University of Melbourne experts

  3. 13 March 2019 – Adolescent Health, Anaemia, Health Data, Obesity, Population Health

    Global health efforts need to catch up with young people

    Adolescents have been overlooked by the global health agenda, but for the first time we have the data to make a difference, says University of Melbourne expert.

  4. 11 March 2019 – E-Cigarettes, Health, Nicotine, Smoking, Vaping

    Access to e-cigarettes will improve Australia’s health

    Research including the University of Melbourne finds if existing smokers swap to e-cigarettes or vaping it can have a big net health gain for the entire country

  5. 8 March 2019 – Economics, Health, Healthcare, International Women's Day, Medicine

    The economics of good health

    Health economists face the challenge of convincing clinicians and patients that they’re about more than just cutting costs says a University of Melbourne expert

  6. 7 March 2019 – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders, Closing the gap, International Women's Day, Mental Health, Youth

    Backing the strengths of Aboriginal young people

    We need to use the strengths of Aboriginal youth if we are to close the gap says the University of Melbourne's Professor Sandra Eades.

  7. 7 March 2019 – Demographics, International Women's Day, Population Health, Violence Against Women, Women

    Making every woman count

    University of Melbourne researchers are helping the Asia Pacific to collect better data on the lives of women in order to better tackle inequality and violence.

  8. 7 March 2019 – Doctors, Healthcare Regulation, International Women's Day, Mental Health, Patient Welfare

    Protecting patients and their doctors

    By combining law and medicine, University of Melbourne Associate Professor Marie Bismark focuses on improving patient safety and the wellbeing of practitioners.

  9. 5 March 2019 – Carers, Disability, International Women's Day, Stress, Work

    Are we taking care of the carers?

    Carers and support workers in disability and aged care are crucial but University of Melbourne research suggests working conditions are taking a mental toll.

  10. 28 February 2019 – Ageing, Hallmark Ageing Research Initiative, Health, Mental Health, Museums

    Museums: They’re good for your health

    University of Melbourne research finds that visiting museums and other cultural venues can help older Australians with their mental and physical wellbeing.