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Health & Wellbeing

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

  1. 11 October 2017 – Health, Mental Health, Mindfulness, Neuroscience, Stress

    What is mindfulness? Nobody really knows, and that’s a problem

    Mindfulness is all the rage in mainstream Western culture, but University of Melbourne research raises questions over how poorly defined and researched it is.

  2. 10 October 2017 – Children, Happiness, Mental Health, Parenting, Women In Science

    Kids’ sleep a key indicator of wellbeing

    The ABC's massive children's happiness survey reveals that sleep is a key indicator of a child's wellbeing, according to University of Melbourne analysis

  3. 9 October 2017 – Future, Jobs, Medicine, Personalised Medicine, Skills

    Hiring for personality, training for skill

    Developing just technical skills is not enough in today’s workplace; University of Melbourne experts discuss the importance of multi-skilling for the future.

  4. Podcast6 October 2017 – Cancer, Healthcare, Medicine, Oncology, Women In Science

    Towards cancer care that listens to patients

    Oncologist Lidia Schapira on how health outcomes improve when we respond to patients' lived experience of cancer and support them to engage with their own care.

  5. 5 October 2017 – Health, International Space Station, Mars, Mental Health, Space

    Getting sick in space on the way to Mars

    On the long, deep-space journey to Mars, humans will face unique health risks - but a University of Melbourne expert says the solutions are closer than we think

  6. Podcast2 October 2017 – Cancer, DNA, Genetics, Treatments, Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre

    Gene genies: Meet the researchers mapping our DNA to combat cancer

    Two researchers share how genome sequencing could make cancer a manageable rather than lethal condition.

  7. 1 October 2017 – Body Dissatisfaction, Body Dysmorphia, Eating Disorders, Neuroscience, Psychology

    Uncovering the brain biology of eating disorders

    Brain imaging and advances in genetics are starting to uncover the potential biological drivers of eating disorders, including a potential biomarker in our eyes

  8. 26 September 2017 – Breast cancer, Cancer, Melanoma , Research, Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre

    Q&A: Comprehensively beating cancer

    Cally Palmer from London's The Royal Marsden and Grant McArthur from the VCCC and the University of Melbourne discuss how comprehensive care is beating cancer.

  9. 22 September 2017 – Africa, Australia, Bacteria, Immunology and Infection, Peter Doherty Institute

    The science behind Victoria’s “flesh-eating bacteria”

    As the Buruli ulcer cases linked to Mycobacterium ulcerans rises in Victoria, a University of Melbourne expert looks at the science behind the spread.

  10. 20 September 2017 – Ageing, Children, Musculoskeletal, Osteoporosis, Women In Science

    Inactive kids at risk of falls and fractures in old age

    Sedentary children face a higher risk of osteoporosis in old age, due to lower bone density and poor executive function, say University of Melbourne researchers