Museums: They’re good for your health
University of Melbourne research finds that visiting museums and other cultural venues can help older Australians with their mental and physical wellbeing.
Empowering everyone to improve their own health
A University of Melbourne expert designs and evaluates behaviour change interventions. Now he's in Australia, aiming to improve the population's health here.
Why is no-one talking about safe sex for the over 60s?
University of Melbourne researchers are working on a tool to help GPs discuss sexual health with their older patients, who are experiencing an increase in STIs.
We need another revolution in the march to good health
A University of Melbourne expert says healthcare in the Western world is at a tipping point as populations age; data is our greatest hope to face the challenge.
The language of living and dying
Researchers from the Centre for Cancer Research at the University of Melbourne have found we need to talk about palliative care differently to reap its benefits
Why does radio hold a special place in our hearts?
In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts podcast, Dr Amanda Krause discusses our love of music, and how older people use the radio.
How much exercise keeps our brains healthy as we age?
New guidelines from the University of Melbourne and partners outline how much exercise older Australians should aim for each week to maintain brain health.
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
An older society will need to work for all
Early findings from a University of Melbourne survey find Australians are not generally ageist, but some young people think older people need to move over.
How robots can reach out
University of Melbourne research looks at how robots in the future could free up carers of patients with early onset dementia for more emotional interaction