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Health & Wellbeing

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

  1. 21 November 2019 – Cells, HIV, Immunity, Immunology and Infection, Malaria

    What malaria can tell us about ‘switching off’ diseases like HIV

    New University of Melbourne research on our body’s inflammation response to malaria could open up new treatments for viral and autoimmune diseases like HIV.

  2. 17 November 2019 – Bionics, Blindness, Eyes, Health, Surgery

    A vision for the future

    Associate Professor Penny Allen helped implant Australia’s first bionic eye, but the University of Melbourne expert says the future is even more exciting.

  3. 15 November 2019 – Antibiotics, Antimicrobial resistance, Health, Hospitals, Sepsis

    The right antibiotic at the right time

    University of Melbourne experts say managing the problem of antibiotic overuse and the treatment of sepsis concurrently can support better infection management.

  4. Podcast13 November 2019 – Hepatitis B, Liver Cancer, Liver Disease, Virology, Viruses

    Exposing the hepatitis B virus

    Professor Peter Revill and Dr Thomas Tu are part of a global effort to find a cure for hepatitis B virus that is making new progress like exposing its blueprint

  5. 11 November 2019 – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders, Blindness, Closing The Gap, Indigenous, Trachoma

    Can we close the gap on blindness by 2020?

    The Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision is improving eye health for Indigenous Australians, but University of Melbourne research finds more needs to be done.

  6. 8 November 2019 – Child Health, Immunisation, Infectious diseases, Pneumonia, Vaccination

    Immunising kids against pneumonia

    A new pneumonia study in Laos - including the University of Melbourne - is proving that a vaccine against pneumococcus in children protects entire communities.

  7. 31 October 2019 – Australia, Ethics, Health, Kidney Disease, Organ transplant

    Making the case for the global kidney exchange

    The Global Kidney Exchange has been criticised as ‘organ trafficking’, but University of Melbourne experts argue it will save the lives of rich and poor alike.

  8. Podcast14 October 2019 – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders, Close the gap, Health, Indigenous Health

    Knowledge sharing for health and wellbeing

    Gwenda Freeman, University of Melbourne lecturer, is empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to contribute to their community's health services.

  9. 10 October 2019 – Decision-making, Neuroscience, Psychology

    Unlocking the secret to changing our minds

    Understanding the power of how we change our minds is closer after University of Melbourne and University College London research identified the neural patterns

  10. 9 October 2019 – Childbirth, Human rights, Maternal Care, Women's Health, World Health Organization

    Many of the world’s women are mistreated during childbirth

    In parts of the world women are commonly mistreated in health facilities during childbirth, World Health Organization and University of Melbourne research finds