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Health & Wellbeing

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

  1. 29 June 2017 – Ageing, Health, Menopause, Psychology, Women's Health

    Surviving menopause with some (self) kindness

    Menopausal symptoms like hot flushes can be managed with self-compassion, using approaches like mindfulness, according to University of Melbourne research.

  2. Podcast27 June 2017 – Anatomy, Bones, Medicine, Museums, Sciences

    Legs, ligaments and longevity

    Inside the University of Melbourne's Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatonomy and Pathology, we speak to Lund University professor of anatomy Stefan Lohmander.

  3. 27 June 2017 – Disability, Discrimination, Health, NDIS, Public Policy

    Fighting for disabled people’s health

    The new Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health, based at the University of Melbourne, aims to improve the poor health of people with disability.

  4. 25 June 2017 – Domestic Violence, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, Survivor, Women's Health

    Helping sexual violence survivors heal needs understanding

    A University of Melbourne report recommends more co-operation between mental health and sexual violence services to provide better support for survivors.

  5. 23 June 2017 – DNA, Genes, Genetics, Heart Attacks, Reproduction

    From ancient Egyptians to modern humans: Why do we still have the genes for heart disease?

    University of Melbourne of researchers have discovered the genes humans need for reproduction are also linked to coronary artery disease.

  6. 22 June 2017 – Cancer, DNA, Epigenetics, Genes, Genetics

    Epigenetics: Asking cancer the right question

    The University of Melbourne is leading research into epigenetic treatments for cancer; learning more about the chromatin biology that regulates our genes.

  7. 20 June 2017 – Domestic Violence, Family Court, Family Violence, Women's Health

    Safe at home or sitting target?

    Family violence is a major cause of homelessness, and University of Melbourne researchers have found those women trying to stay at home face higher safety risks

  8. 16 June 2017 – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders, Closing The Gap, Indigenous, Indigenous Health

    A rolled gold genius

    The University of Melbourne's Professor Ian Anderson's determination and upbringing has earned him the Order of Australia for his service to Indigenous Affairs.

  9. 16 June 2017 – Genetics, Malaria, Microbiology, Mosquitoes

    Malaria’s dark secrets exposed by a simple glow

    University of Melbourne scientists develop technique to track malaria through its complicated life cycle using fluorescence to expose the parasite's weaknesses

  10. 13 June 2017 – Child Abuse, Child Health, Family Breakdown, Family Court, Family Violence

    Children speak out on family violence

    University of Melbourne researcher interviews children and young people whose fathers use violence and finds they want to be heard and to make a difference