Health & Wellbeing
From personalised health to public policy: the latest in medical and wellbeing research and innovation.
Protecting the world from the threat of pandemics
University of Melbourne researchers are creating mathematical models of infectious diseases like pandemic flu, giving governments a toolkit for taking action
How smelling can help your brain
Sense of smell can reduce as we age and can predict cognitive decline. But by practising smelling we might boost our brains says University of Melbourne experts
Global health efforts need to catch up with young people
Adolescents have been overlooked by the global health agenda, but for the first time we have the data to make a difference, says University of Melbourne expert.
Access to e-cigarettes will improve Australia’s health
Research including the University of Melbourne finds if existing smokers swap to e-cigarettes or vaping it can have a big net health gain for the entire country
The economics of good health
Health economists face the challenge of convincing clinicians and patients that they’re about more than just cutting costs says a University of Melbourne expert
Backing the strengths of Aboriginal young people
We need to use the strengths of Aboriginal youth if we are to close the gap says the University of Melbourne's Professor Sandra Eades.
Making every woman count
University of Melbourne researchers are helping the Asia Pacific to collect better data on the lives of women in order to better tackle inequality and violence.
Protecting patients and their doctors
By combining law and medicine, University of Melbourne Associate Professor Marie Bismark focuses on improving patient safety and the wellbeing of practitioners.
Are we taking care of the carers?
Carers and support workers in disability and aged care are crucial but University of Melbourne research suggests working conditions are taking a mental toll.
Museums: They’re good for your health
University of Melbourne research finds that visiting museums and other cultural venues can help older Australians with their mental and physical wellbeing.