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Health & Wellbeing

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

  1. 21 November 2018 – Aboriginal, Dentistry, Indigenous, Indigenous Health, Students

    Working together to close the gap on oral health

    Bachelor of Oral Health students are completing an immersion program in northeast Arnhem Land, as part of the University of Melbourne's commitment to the region

  2. 20 November 2018 – Anxiety, Child Health, Psychology, Terrorism, Trauma

    Q&A: Talking to kids about the bad things that happen

    As Victoria remembers Sisto Malaspina – killed in the Melbourne terror attack– a University of Melbourne expert looks at how to talk to kids about terrorism.

  3. 18 November 2018 – Brain, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Mental Health, Neuroscience, Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia: Mapping how the brain changes

    University of Melbourne researchers use a new MRI technique to reveal how changes in grey and white matter in the brains of people with schizophrenia are linked

  4. 18 November 2018 – Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Family Violence, General Practice, Masculinity

    Supporting men to end family violence

    To tackle family violence and domestic abuse, we need to help men change their behaviour, as well as keep women safe, say University of Melbourne experts.

  5. 13 November 2018 – Babies, Blood, Child Health, Children, Data

    How do you define healthy in kids?

    A blood test compares your results to what’s normal to work out suitable treatment, but a University of Melbourne team says this step is missing for children.

  6. 13 November 2018 – Child Health, Infectious diseases, Pacific, Pneumonia, Vaccination

    The vaccine saving the lives of Pacific children

    Each year, some 650,000 children globally die from pneumonia. But a University of Melbourne vaccination program in Fiji is saving lives of Pacific children.

  7. 12 November 2018 – Blindness, Close the gap, Eyes, Indigenous Health, Trachoma

    On track to ending avoidable blindness

    The fight to end preventable blindness among Indigenous Australians has made “unbelievable strides” – and a University of Melbourne expert continues the push.

  8. 7 November 2018 – Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Sexual Abuse, Women, podcast

    A teacher’s pet or a victim of sexual abuse?

    The Teacher's Pet podcast examines issues like domestic and sex abuse, but according to a University of Melbourne expert, the words we use are important.

  9. 30 October 2018 – Antibiotics, Antimicrobial resistance, Doherty Institute, Healthcare, Rural

    How do we close the gaps in appropriate antibiotic use?

    Melbourne University research shows that for rural hospitals to use better antibiotic prescribing practices, collaboration and workforce capacity are key.

  10. 28 October 2018 – Chlamydia, General Practice, Sexual Health, Sexually Transmitted Infection, Youth

    We need to talk about chlamydia

    In a surprise finding, a major University of Melbourne study shows that regular testing for chlamydia in GPs is unlikely to reduce infection rates.