Bringing clinical trials to regional patients
A project including the University of Melbourne aims to give people in rural and regional areas equitable access to clinical trials and better health outcomes
Gender bias skewing surgeon referrals
Women surgeons are missing out on referrals because male doctors are much more likely to refer patients to male surgeons, finds University of Melbourne research
Yes, older people are having sex – we need to talk about it
Sexually transmitted infection rates are growing faster among older Australians than younger – we need tailored information, say University of Melbourne experts
Do new doctors get enough child health experience?
Many new doctors entering General Practice seem to lack confidence dealing with child mental health and behaviour problems says University of Melbourne research
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.