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  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 13 June 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Children speak out on family violence

    University of Melbourne researcher interviews children and young people whose fathers use violence and finds they want to be heard and to make a difference

  8. 9 April 2017 - Health & Medicine

    Persuading baby to wee on demand

    A new simple method that increases the chances of successfully collecting a urine sample from an infant has been published in the BMJ.

  9. 5 February 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Predicting premmies: The test that could save babies’ lives

    A simple, affordable and reliable test that predicts if a baby is likely to be born prematurely could help save lives and reduce anxiety for parents-to-be.

  10. 2 May 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    1000 days to close the gap

    Focussing on child and maternal health underpins Professor Kerry Arabena’s work to improve life expectancy and health quality for Indigenous Australians.