Health & Wellbeing
From personalised health to public policy: the latest in medical and wellbeing research and innovation.
The carers, advocates and reformers of women’s health
The history of women’s health in Victoria, and development of the Royal Women’s Hospital, is featured at the University of Melbourne's Medical History Museum.
Wounds need more than time to heal
Wounds, especially chronic ones, must be assessed early; particularly when people are in aged care, to prevent bed sores, says a University of Melbourne expert.
Stronger action to curb overuse of antibiotics
A crack down in Australia on repeat prescriptions is just one of a range of moves needed to curb the overuse of antibiotics say University of Melbourne experts
Buffering against brain change in schizophrenia
Some people with schizophrenia may have a protective mechanism that buffers against the structural changes in the brain shows University of Melbourne research.
Investigating the brain’s insulation
Following his uncle’s brain injury, University of Melbourne neuroscientist Dr David Gonsalvez now researches the way brain cells function in diseases like MS.
Voice. Treaty. Truth.
Indigenous relations in Australia have come a long way, but in NAIDOC Week 2019 a University of Melbourne expert says there is still an uncomfortable way to go.
Is Freud’s legacy fading?
Despite reports of the death of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud’s ideas are alive and well in some parts of the world reports a University of Melbourne study.
Where we die matters, so let’s talk
University of Melbourne research highlights the importance of discussions about place of care and place of death for terminally ill patients and their families.
Too young for Facebook, old enough for prison?
You can’t sign up to Facebook until age 13, but in Australia you can face a criminal offence at age 10; University of Melbourne experts say that needs to change
Venomous bites: Getting treatment right
University of Melbourne researchers are surveying emergency doctors to identify best practice guidelines for treating venomous snake and spider bites.