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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 13 November 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    How do you define healthy in kids?

    A blood test compares your results to what’s normal to work out suitable treatment, but a University of Melbourne team says this step is missing for children.

  5. 13 November 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    The vaccine saving the lives of Pacific children

    Each year, some 650,000 children globally die from pneumonia. But a University of Melbourne vaccination program in Fiji is saving lives of Pacific children.

  6. Podcast26 September 2018 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    The breath of life

    In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts podcast, Roger Rassool discusses FREO2, first electricity-free oxygen concentrating system

  7. 5 September 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Young and resilient

    The first study of how young refugees in Australia are faring, undertaken by University of Melbourne researchers, shows they are adapting well to resettlement

  8. 10 July 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    How to help babies avoid getting a flat head

    A University of Melbourne expert says plagiocephaly, or flat-headedness, is common but preventable - if parents encourage their babies to move their own heads.

  9. 15 March 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Friends in need are friends indeed

    Groups of friends, not a single best friend, boosts the resilience of kids in the face of bullying says Murdoch Children's and University of Melbourne research.

  10. 7 September 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    A smart phone app for cerebral palsy screening

    Researchers at University of Melbourne, Murdoch Children's Research Institute and The Royal Women's Hospital create smart phone app to screen for cerebral palsy