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Health & Wellbeing

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

  1. 3 January 2018 – Babies, Colic, Gut Bacteria, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Probiotics

    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.

  2. 22 December 2017 – Christmas, Health, Holidays, Mental Health, Psychology

    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.

  3. 18 December 2017 – Child Psychology, Memory, Psychology, Time Perception

    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

  4. 17 December 2017 – Anxiety, Depression, Holidays, Mental Health, Wellbeing

    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.

  5. 14 December 2017 – Christmas, Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, Psychology, Stress

    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.

  6. 12 December 2017 – Brain, Sun, Vitamin D, Women, Women's Health

    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.

  7. 5 December 2017 – Bionics, Blindness, Ethics, Eyes, Medicine

    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.

  8. 5 December 2017 – Behaviour, Child Wellbeing, Children, Sleep, Teenagers

    More sleep, less bad behaviour

    New research, involving the University of Melbourne, finds adequate sleep may minimise the impact of many childhood behavioural problems.

  9. 26 November 2017 – Cancer, Exercise, Lung Cancer, Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation

    Exercising with lung cancer

    Exercising is important for people with lung cancer, but it can be difficult. A new program being trialled at the University of Melbourne is aiming to help.

  10. 24 November 2017 – Air Pollutants, Asthma, Emissions, Health, Pollution

    Are Australia’s roads giving you asthma?

    New University of Melbourne research finds that living near a major road in middle age raises your risk of asthma by about 50% compared with those further away.