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Health & Wellbeing

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

  1. Podcast5 May 2017 – Ageing, Cellular, Exercise, Health, Preventive Medicine

    Staying healthy in old age

    Geriatrician Andrea Maier from the University of Melbourne on the cellular basis of ageing and how to change the script.

  2. 4 May 2017 – Body Dissatisfaction, Body Dysmorphia, Eating Disorders

    Boys who are unhappy with their bodies are just as vulnerable as girls

    A new study led by a University of Melbourne psychologist has found that boys with body dissatisfaction suffer the same damage to quality of life as girls do.

  3. Podcast23 March 2017 – LGBT, Mental Health, Psychology

    The human cost of homophobia and transphobia

    Psychiatric epidemiologist Michael King talks about the psychological damage suffered by victims of homophobia and transphobia, and spells out what can be done.

  4. Podcast10 March 2017 – Agriculture, Biology, Genetics, Genomics, Medicine

    Genetic snip and snap

    Molecular biologist Professor Jacob Corn on the benefits and ethical challenges of CRISPR gene editing technology, covering human health and food security.

  5. 9 April 2017 – Babies, Child Health, Emergency Medicine, Paediactrics, UTI

    Persuading baby to wee on demand

    A new simple method that increases the chances of successfully collecting a urine sample from an infant has been published in the BMJ.

  6. 20 March 2017 – Depression, Masculinity, Men's Health, Mental Health, Suicide

    Men’s self-reliance linked to risk of self-harm

    A study of almost 14,000 men has found a strong link between those who identify as highly self-reliant and higher rates of thoughts of suicide or self-harm.

  7. 18 March 2017 – Biomarkers, Blood Cancer, DNA, Epigenetics, Liquid Biopsy

    New test to improve blood cancer treatment

    A new test that measures the blood cancer DNA in patients' bloodstream is set to replace bone marrow and lymph node biopsies, and offer more effective treatment

  8. 13 March 2017 – Brain, Classification, Epilepsy, Genes, Paediactrics

    Understanding epilepsy

    A new classification system for epilepsy will aid understanding of the still-often misunderstood condition, promising more effective treatments for patients.

  9. 8 March 2017 – Education, Neuroscience, Teaching

    So, you understand the brain … now what?

    Linking neuroscience and education may seem like a no-brainer, but translating brain insights into practical advice for teachers is harder than it sounds.

  10. 3 March 2017 – Amusia, Brain, Music, Singing, Tone Deaf

    Tone deaf? Why you can still hit the right notes

    Tone deafness is a recognised condition where you cannot distinguish between different musical pitches or tones. But it needn't stop you enjoying your music.