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  1. 7 September 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    Supporting kids with cerebral palsy go for gold with cycling

    Physiotherapist-led training boosts by ten times the odds of kids with cerebral palsy reaching their cycling goals shows University of Melbourne research

  2. 11 August 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    Physical activity is critical for children’s quality of life

    Increasing the daily level of physical activity could be the easiest ‘win’ for parents to improve their child’s wellbeing, finds University of Melbourne study.

  3. 8 November 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Do new doctors get enough child health experience?

    Many new doctors entering General Practice seem to lack confidence dealing with child mental health and behaviour problems says University of Melbourne research

  4. 20 October 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Adolescence - a critical time to address gender inequality

    A major study across Asia/Pacific reveals stark gender inequalities in adolescence, providing road map for effective action, say University of Melbourne experts

  5. 2 September 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Asthma and staying out of hospital

    The rates at which children are being readmitted to hospital for asthma appear to be rising, and University of Melbourne experts are coming up with solutions

  6. 30 November 2019 - Health & Medicine

    The children left behind by domestic homicide

    Children who lose a parent to domestic homicide are often treated as collateral damage. University of Melbourne research is putting the focus back on the child.

  7. 8 November 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Immunising kids against pneumonia

    A new pneumonia study in Laos - including the University of Melbourne - is proving that a vaccine against pneumococcus in children protects entire communities.

  8. 1 October 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Hearing loss still a challenge for kids

    Hearing-impaired children still lag in language despite hearing aids and cochlear implants. A growing databank involving University of Melbourne may tell us why

  9. 14 August 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Kids don’t like hospital, so let’s treat more at home

    Treating children intravenously with antibiotics at home is safe, effective, and more cost-effective than hospital, University of Melbourne research finds.

  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.