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Health & Wellbeing

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

  1. 29 July 2018 – Antibiotics, Bacteria, Hospitals, Infections, Medicine

    Improving how we manage sepsis

    Sepsis is a life threatening complication; University of Melbourne and Peter MacCallum research describes a new hospital pathway of care to treat sepsis early

  2. 16 July 2018 – Allergies, Asthma, Health, Lungs, Respiratory diseases

    Breathing easy: Treating steroid resistant asthmatics

    Researchers from the University of Melbourne have tracked down the molecular cause of steroid resistance in asthmatics, and a new treatment is on the way

  3. 10 July 2018 – Babies, Child Health, Pediatrics, Physiotherapy, Plagiocephaly

    How to help babies avoid getting a flat head

    A University of Melbourne expert says plagiocephaly, or flat-headedness, is common but preventable - if parents encourage their babies to move their own heads.

  4. Podcast4 July 2018 – Death, Digital, Facebook, Social Media, anthropology

    Your online life after death

    University of Melbourne academics Dr Martin Gibbs, Dr Tamara Kohn and Hannah Gould are investigating how digital disruption is changing our attitudes to death.

  5. 28 June 2018 – Adolescent Gynaecology, Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery, Labiaplasty, Vulvoplasty

    Why are young girls asking for vaginal cosmetic surgery?

    Australian girls as young as 11 are seeking cosmetic surgery on their genitals. What's going on? A University of Melbourne study is on the way to finding out

  6. 28 June 2018 – Cryo-electron microscopy, Malaria, Mosquitoes , Plasmodium Vivax , Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

    Exposing malaria’s atomic machinery

    With atomic level imaging researchers at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and University of Melbourne are exposing how malaria can be blocked from the blood.

  7. 27 June 2018 – Immunology, Innate Immune System, T Cells

    Tapping into the power of unusual white blood cells

    A University of Melbourne and Peter Doherty Institute researcher is probing unusual T cells in the immune system to find new ways of combating diseases

  8. 14 June 2018 – Cardiac, Cardiovascular, Disease, Enzymes, Heart Attacks

    World-first test could predict your risk of a heart attack

    World-first research, involving the University of Melbourne, has developed a blood test to predict the risk of heart attack those with severe heart disease.

  9. 13 June 2018 – Computers, Drug Resistance, Infectious diseases, Lungs, Tuberculosis

    From decades to days: 3D modelling tuberculosis

    3D modelling of TB mutations means doctors could soon tailor individual treatments for the disease in days, not years, say University of Melbourne researchers.

  10. 12 June 2018 – Endometriosis, Fertility, Menstruation, Women In Science, Women's Health

    Busting the myth that endometriosis is a ‘skinny woman’s’ disease

    University of Melbourne scientists have learned women with endometriosis usually have healthy BMIs, but those with high BMIs tend to have a severe form.