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Health & Wellbeing

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

  1. 22 August 2019 – Allergies, Asthma, Babies, Eczema, skin

    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

  2. Podcast21 August 2019 – Brain, Memory, Schizophrenia

    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

  3. 13 August 2019 – Bioscience, STEM, Women In Science, Workplace Diversity

    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.

  4. 16 August 2019 – Constellations, Human Cultures, Oral History, Psychology, Stars

    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?

  5. 16 August 2019 – Epigenetics, Genetics, Speech Pathology, Stuttering

    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.

  6. 14 August 2019 – Cellulitis, Child Health, Hospital In The Home, Hospitals, Intravenous Antibiotics

    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.

  7. 6 August 2019 – Australia, Big Data, Health Data, Medical Research, Privacy

    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

  8. 5 August 2019 – Fiji, Health, Mass Drug Administration, Parasites, Scabies

    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

  9. 5 August 2019 – Cardiovascular, Disease, Heart Attacks, Public Health, Strokes

    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.

  10. 31 July 2019 – Aged Care, Ageing, Elderly, Nutrition, Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

    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