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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 12 June 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Australian children with mental disorders aren’t getting help

    New University of Melbourne research finds that the majority of Australian children with mental disorders aren’t accessing help, and we need to understand why.

  4. 18 April 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Training new doctors through child’s play

    Teddy Bear Hospitals provide health care students with the confidence to work with children by 'treating' their sick bears says a University of Melbourne expert

  5. 9 April 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Bringing the power of genomics to patients

    Associate Professor Clara Gaff started out as a genetic counsellor; the University of Melbourne researcher now works in genomics - the testing of all genes.

  6. 19 March 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    The uncomfortable truth about child sexual abuse

    Despite the headlines, perpetrators of child sexual abuse are most likely to be close to the family, says University of Melbourne and Deakin University experts.

  7. 15 February 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    More maternal and child health nurse visits help mothers and babies thrive

    University of Melbourne research finds increasing maternal and child health nurse visits to mothers facing adversity improves maternal and child wellbeing.

  8. 24 January 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Saving lives when the power goes out

    Developed by University of Melbourne experts, the FREO₂ LPOS (Low Pressure Oxygen Store) is delivering oxygen without power and saving children’s lives.

  9. 23 January 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    The vaccine that may help prevent type 1 diabetes

    New University of Melbourne research finds that the rotavirus vaccine saving young lives around the world may also help prevent type 1 diabetes.

  10. 20 November 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Q&A: Talking to kids about the bad things that happen

    As Victoria remembers Sisto Malaspina – killed in the Melbourne terror attack– a University of Melbourne expert looks at how to talk to kids about terrorism.