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  1. 24 September 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    More than a high BMI, an ‘obese heart’ is a silent risk

    Fat tissue around the heart releases molecules that alter heart rhythm, offering potential treatment targets shows new research led by University of Melbourne.

  2. 3 September 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Q&A: A new way to treat type 2 diabetes?

    The discovery of how a key protein works to reduce blood glucose levels could lead to a more effective type 2 diabetes drug, say University of Melbourne experts

  3. 4 August 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Early cardiovascular disease deaths linked to overweight and obesity are rising

    After decades of falling deaths associated with cardiovascular disease, University of Melbourne research finds rising mortality linked to overweight and obesity

  4. 22 June 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Connecting culture and health

    University of Melbourne cardiologist Associate Professor Luke Burchill grew up on country and was inspired by his grandparents to study medicine.

  5. 16 December 2019 - Inside Business

    Why a blood donation isn’t just for Christmas

    The holiday season brings urgent calls for blood donations, but a University of Melbourne expert says people need to keep donating to prevent chronic shortages.

  6. 5 August 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Are declines in cardiovascular disease mortality ending?

    Since the 1970s, cases of people dying from heart disease and stroke have fallen. But University of Melbourne research finds signs that this decline is slowing.

  7. 10 December 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Helping people with severe mental illness live longer and healthier

    A major new study from the University of Melbourne is looking at how to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease for people with severe mental illness.

  8. 14 June 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    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. 16 May 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    The unhealthy habits killing Australian women

    A University of Melbourne study finds over 70% of Australian women don't eat healthily and don't exercise, putting them at risk of heart disease and dementia.

  10. 25 September 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    Cities for healthier lives

    Cities are making us sick but research led by the University of Melbourne and presented to the UN sets out a blueprint for making our cities healthier.