From jail cell to emergency room: Too many injuries after release from prison
University of Melbourne research finds those released from Australian prisons who have mental illness & substance use problems are more likely to suffer injury.
Australia’s flesh-eating bug outbreak needs urgent research
A University of Melbourne expert says a localised outbreak of the rare flesh-eating Buruli Ulcer in Australia has exposed a major gap in scientific knowledge.
The long-term benefits of controlling your asthma
A study led by the University of Melbourne finds asthma sufferers can modify their risk of serious lung conditions in later life by controlling their asthma now
Training for recovery before major surgery
University of Melbourne research finds that seeing a physiotherapist before abdominal surgery can halve the rate of potentially deadly respiratory complications
Filling in the genetic blanks of breast cancer predisposition
A pioneering University of Melbourne study helps show why around 60 per cent of families with multiple breast cancer cases can’t be explained by genetics.
Why we shouldn’t fear old age
In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast, Martha Nussbaum and Saul Levmore discuss how ageing is changing as we all live longer.
Vaccinating newborns against the deadly rotavirus
University of Melbourne experts have developed a potentially life-saving vaccine to protect newborns world-wide against the sometimes fatal rotavirus.
Increased cancer risk from fizzy drinks - no matter what size you are
New research from the University of Melbourne and the Cancer Council Victoria finds people who regularly drink sugary soft drinks are more at risk of cancer.
Allergies, food labelling & saving lives
People are experiencing anaphylaxis after eating foods they thought were safe, but a new labelling system would help says a University of Melbourne expert.
Do you really get sick as soon as you go on holiday?
Does it ever seem that as soon as you take a break, you get sick? University of Melbourne experts look at some of the reasons it feels this way.