How are Australia’s doctors faring during COVID-19?
A University of Melbourne national survey of GPs and specialists finds that doctors are stressed – not just from COVID-19, but also the broader economic impact.
Stronger action to curb overuse of antibiotics
A crack down in Australia on repeat prescriptions is just one of a range of moves needed to curb the overuse of antibiotics say University of Melbourne experts
Why is no-one talking about safe sex for the over 60s?
University of Melbourne researchers are working on a tool to help GPs discuss sexual health with their older patients, who are experiencing an increase in STIs.
Helping people with severe mental illness live longer and healthier
A major new study from the University of Melbourne is looking at how to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease for people with severe mental illness.
Personalising blood sugar targets
University of Melbourne researchers have developed a tool to help GPs set personalised blood sugar targets and medication plans for type 2 diabetes patients.
Supporting men to end family violence
To tackle family violence and domestic abuse, we need to help men change their behaviour, as well as keep women safe, say University of Melbourne experts.
We need to talk about chlamydia
In a surprise finding, a major University of Melbourne study shows that regular testing for chlamydia in GPs is unlikely to reduce infection rates.
Why do medical specialist consultation fees vary so much?
A new University of Melbourne report shows a wide variation in fees and earnings among medical specialists - making the case for more transparency in healthcare
Rethinking gastrointestinal cancer diagnosis
Colonoscopies are being overused for cancer diagnosis says University of Melbourne expert, and while new techniques are coming, we can better use stool tests.
Taking the pulse of general practice
A major University of Melbourne / ANZ report into general practice in Australia reveals the number of GPs is declining in real terms and their morale is falling