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  1. 21 November 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Food Health Star labels are driving healthier products

    Food health labels improve the nutrition of packaged products but they must be compulsory to make a bigger difference, finds a University of Melbourne-led study

  2. 30 October 2020 - Health & Medicine

    Why COVID-19 should make us rethink our relationship with meat

    A University of Melbourne expert says after COVID-19 spread through abattoirs and meat processing facilities, it gives us a chance to reconsider eating meat.

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 15 July 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    How treating gut disorders needs to be a team effort

    Teams of multi-disciplinary experts are better than a lone specialist at treating many common gastrointestinal disorders, University of Melbourne research finds

  6. 13 February 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Are you taking care of the microbes in your mouth?

    Our mouth microbes are important for our oral and overall health, but modern diets are causing problems finds a study including the University of Melbourne.

  7. 9 October 2019 - Animals, Food & You

    Switching to a plant-based diet? Keep an eye on your micronutrients

    Health and environment concerns mean people are switching to a plant-based diet, but University of Melbourne experts say they may miss out on key micronutrients

  8. 1 May 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Different fat cell types may be key to obesity

    University of Melbourne-led research discovers fat cells aren't all the same – some release fat, some help to burn fat, and the balance may influence obesity.

  9. 18 March 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Taking on the ‘toxic trio’ behind coeliac disease

    A new vaccine is being tested to enable coeliac patients to tolerate gluten, developed by a research collaboration including WEHI and University of Melbourne

  10. 2 December 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Rethinking how we see anorexia

    Research at the Royal Children's Hospital and the University of Melbourne has found anorexia is possible at any weight; not just those who are very underweight.