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  1. 14 July 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    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

  2. 12 December 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  3. 10 December 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  4. 27 November 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  5. 18 November 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  6. 28 October 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  7. 14 June 2018 - Inside Business

    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

  8. 4 March 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  9. 1 May 2017 - Inside Business

    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