Health & Wellbeing
From personalised health to public policy: the latest in medical and wellbeing research and innovation.
How allergies may get under our skin
There's evidence babies may develop allergies through their skin; University of Melbourne researchers are now trialling skin cream to prevent allergies starting
Delving into memory to understand schizophrenia
Impaired memory is a symptom of schizophrenia; University of Melbourne PhD student Cassandra Wannan has identified in the brain new clues as what is going on
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.
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?
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.
Kids don’t like hospital, so let’s treat more at home
Treating children intravenously with antibiotics at home is safe, effective, and more cost-effective than hospital, University of Melbourne research finds.
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
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
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.
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