Health & Wellbeing
From personalised health to public policy: the latest in medical and wellbeing research and innovation.
Remembering Australia’s polio scourge
Polio epidemics were a scourge in Australia until the vaccine arrived; a University of Melbourne expert looks back at how polio was treated, and feared.
The simple, ethical case for gene editing
Gene editing offers an 'ultimate cure': treating disease at its root. In a new book, two University of Melbourne experts argue the ethical case for gene editing
Deadly snakebites and saving lives
Five million people are bitten by poisonous snakes globally each year; now a University of Melbourne expert is chairing the WHO's specialist group on snakebites
The probiotic hope for colic
New international research, including the University of Melbourne, finds that a probiotic can help treat breastfed babies less than 3 months old who have colic.
Do you really get sick as soon as you go on holiday?
Does it ever seem that as soon as you take a break, you get sick? University of Melbourne experts look at some of the reasons it feels this way.
Why kids genuinely ‘can’t wait’ for Christmas
University of Melbourne psychology expert explains why, when it comes to memory and time, children and adults really are living in different time streams
Helping high anxiety on holiday
Holidays are fun, but can be a struggle for the one in seven Australians suffering anxiety - a University of Melbourne expert gives some festive advice.
We wish you a stress-free Christmas
Christmas time can be a source of stress and even ill-health, but a University of Melbourne expert recommends simple steps to a more relaxing festive period.
Can sunshine help your brain?
New University of Melbourne research suggests adequate Vitamin D in midlife may help women maintain at least some of their brain power as they age.
The ethical future of bionic vision
The ethics of bionic vision for eye disease are cloudy, but a University of Melbourne expert says it's important that patients understand the risks attached.