Health & Wellbeing
From personalised health to public policy: the latest in medical and wellbeing research and innovation.
Towards faster treatment for major depressive disorder
Physiologist Professor Scott Thompson studies how the brain changes in patients with major depression to identify more effective, faster acting antidepressants.
Connecting culture and health
University of Melbourne cardiologist Associate Professor Luke Burchill grew up on country and was inspired by his grandparents to study medicine.
Australia’s sub-standard reporting of refugee self-harm incidents
Basic information is often missing on self-harm incidents among asylum-seekers making it difficult to tackle the problem, University of Melbourne research finds
Q&A: Dexamethasone and COVID-19
A UK trial finds dexamethasone is “the first drug shown to improve survival in COVID-19”. A University of Melbourne expert explains what it is and how it works.
COVID-19 and cancer care
COVID-19 has disrupted treatment for many cancer patients; a University of Melbourne expert says we must develop new ways to provide quality cancer management.
What's gone wrong with managing bowel cancer in Australia?
Using four different approaches, University of Melbourne researchers aim to save thousands of lives from bowel cancer - one of our most preventable cancers.
Watch Episode 5: Life Beyond Coronavirus: The Future of Work
Episode 5 of Life Beyond Coronavirus: The Expert View brings together an expert panel of University of Melbourne researchers to review the latest COVID-19 data
Sea snail venom holds clues for diabetes treatment
A new study, that the University of Melbourne is part of, finds modified human insulin that mimics fast-acting sea snail venom is a potential diabetes treatment
What’s the impact of COVID-19 on pre-school kids?
A new University of Melbourne survey is looking to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on younger kids – and why they may not simply bounce back.