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Health & Wellbeing

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

  1. 8 May 2018 – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Inflammation, Lungs, White Blood Cells

    Putting the brakes on lung disease

    Monash University and University of Melbourne researchers discover a molecular "brake" for lung disease that may be a way to prevent the disease progressing

  2. 22 April 2018 – Cancer, Genes, Immunotherapy, Stomach Cancer, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

    An unexpected step in the fight against stomach cancer

    Research from the University of Melbourne and the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute has uncovered potential new treatments for stomach, or gastric, cancer.

  3. 19 April 2018 – Anzac Day, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Psychiatry

    War and trauma: Learning the lessons

    Recognition and treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in the military has come a long way. A University of Melbourne expert looks at the past and future

  4. 19 April 2018 – Drugs, Health, Mental Health, Prison, Psychology

    From jail cell to emergency room: Too many injuries after release from prison

    University of Melbourne research finds those released from Australian prisons who have mental illness & substance use problems are more likely to suffer injury.

  5. 16 April 2018 – Bacteria, Buruli Ulcer, Health, Infectious diseases, Mycobacterium ulcerans

    Australia’s flesh-eating bug outbreak needs urgent research

    A University of Melbourne expert says a localised outbreak of the rare flesh-eating Buruli Ulcer in Australia has exposed a major gap in scientific knowledge.

  6. 12 April 2018 – Chiropractic, Osteopathy, Physiotherapy

    When the pain is the practitioner

    A new University of Melbourne study shows a small element of the chiropractic profession accounts for a worryingly high number of complaints.

  7. 9 April 2018 – Big Data, Internet, Privacy, Psychology, Research

    Who should own research data?

    Following the Cambridge Analytica scandal and the rise of personal sensors, a University of Melbourne expert asks whether data should belong to participants

  8. 6 April 2018 – Ageing, Asthma, Health, Lungs, Smoking

    The long-term benefits of controlling your asthma

    A study led by the University of Melbourne finds asthma sufferers can modify their risk of serious lung conditions in later life by controlling their asthma now

  9. 4 April 2018 – Asthma, Bones, Children, Fractures, Paediactrics

    Boys with asthma risk more broken bones

    University of Melbourne research has found asthma is associated with childhood fractures for boys but not for girls, possibly because girls' bones mature faster

  10. 23 March 2018 – Epidemiology, Infectious diseases, Peter Doherty Institute, Tuberculosis, Vaccination

    Tuberculosis: Still a major killer

    University of Melbourne researchers estimate for first time the burden of tuberculosis on adolescents and young adults, a group often ignored in disease control