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Health & Wellbeing

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

  1. 21 May 2018 – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders, Australia, Indigenous, Indigenous Health, Melbourne Poche Centre for Indigenous Health

    It’s time to ‘big note’ Indigenous health leaders

    A Fellow from the Melbourne Poche Centre for Indigenous Health says leadership to improve health outcomes needs to be driven by Indigenous people.

  2. 18 May 2018 – Biology, Birth Defects, Pregnancy, Programmed Cell Death, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

    The discovery shedding light on birth defects

    University of Melbourne researchers have learned more about birth defects after uncovering the details of programmed cell death, or apoptosis, in embryos.

  3. 17 May 2018 – Evolution, Fossils, Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatomy and Pathology, Museums, paleoanthropology

    The legacy of a great scientific hoax

    The University of Melbourne's anatomy museum features model fossils from the famous Piltdown Man hoax, which skewed the study of human evolution for decades.

  4. 15 May 2018 – Clinical Trials, James Lind, Medical Research, Melanoma

    Why you should go on a clinical trial

    From 18th Century efforts to end scurvy, to today's battle against cancer, human clinical trials are critical, says a University of Melbourne expert

  5. 8 May 2018 – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Inflammation, Lungs, White Blood Cells

    Putting the brakes on lung disease

    Monash University and University of Melbourne researchers discover a molecular "brake" for lung disease that may be a way to prevent the disease progressing

  6. 22 April 2018 – Cancer, Genes, Immunotherapy, Stomach Cancer, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

    An unexpected step in the fight against stomach cancer

    Research from the University of Melbourne and the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute has uncovered potential new treatments for stomach, or gastric, cancer.

  7. 19 April 2018 – Anzac Day, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Psychiatry

    War and trauma: Learning the lessons

    Recognition and treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in the military has come a long way. A University of Melbourne expert looks at the past and future

  8. 19 April 2018 – Drugs, Health, Mental Health, Prison, Psychology

    From jail cell to emergency room: Too many injuries after release from prison

    University of Melbourne research finds those released from Australian prisons who have mental illness & substance use problems are more likely to suffer injury.

  9. 16 April 2018 – Bacteria, Buruli Ulcer, Health, Infectious diseases, Mycobacterium ulcerans

    Australia’s flesh-eating bug outbreak needs urgent research

    A University of Melbourne expert says a localised outbreak of the rare flesh-eating Buruli Ulcer in Australia has exposed a major gap in scientific knowledge.

  10. 12 April 2018 – Chiropractic, Osteopathy, Physiotherapy

    When the pain is the practitioner

    A new University of Melbourne study shows a small element of the chiropractic profession accounts for a worryingly high number of complaints.