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  1. 8 June 2018 - Science Matters

    What are the long-term health risks of having your tonsils out?

    For the first time, University of Melbourne researchers have identified the long-term health risks of removing tonsils and adenoids in childhood.

  2. 29 July 2019 - Inside Business

    Lucky leaders: How we view the good outcomes of people in power

    University of Melbourne research finds we are more likely to attribute the good outcomes of a leader’s decisions to luck, and bad ones to personal failure.

  3. 30 July 2019 - Inside Business

    Gender reshaping the traditional Australian household

    The University of Melbourne's 2019 HILDA survey shows are women working and earning more in a subtle rebalancing act as Australians adapt to slow growth.

  4. 25 July 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Improving cancer care through good communication

    New research that includes the University of Melbourne finds that working on clear and open communication between doctor and patients can improve cancer care.

  5. 5 February 2016 - Go Figure

    Why don’t humans have tails?

    Here's why humans lost their tails in the great evolutionary journey, even though animals have a wide variety of uses for them.

  6. 12 January 2018 - Design

    Australia’s top 10 iconic architectural sites

    Architecture can define a nation. Ten of the University of Melbourne’s top architectural experts explore some of Australia's most iconic designs.

  7. 15 October 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    How can physios motivate us to do more physical activity?

    Physiotherapists need to promote physical activity to patients, but University of Melbourne research finds clinic marketing can limit their ability to do so.

  8. 5 January 2017 - Science Matters

    A woody meadow in the heart of the city

    A unique research project by the Universities of Melbourne and Sheffield aims to grow urban woody meadows that are as tough as they are beautiful.

  9. 21 October 2016 - Go Figure

    Why we show the whites of our eyes

    Of all the animals, only humans obviously show the whites of our eyes, making it easier for us to communicate and deceive with just glance.

  10. 23 July 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    The carers, advocates and reformers of women’s health

    The history of women’s health in Victoria, and development of the Royal Women’s Hospital, is featured at the University of Melbourne's Medical History Museum.