A bittersweet history
Sugar has a bitter history of slavery and exploitation, but University of Melbourne researchers say it's also transformed politics and our modern-day diet.
Reaching critical mass to end scabies
Australian and Pacific researchers, including University Melbourne, are using 'mass drug administrations' to eradicate scabies, which brings anguish to millions
The future of Australia's doctors
A University of Melbourne report finds new pressures, like digital disruption and increasing costs, are changing the way doctors deliver care to patients.
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.
Changing the image problem of electroconvulsive therapy
Many see electroconvulsive therapy as a barbaric treatment, but involving patient’s families in ECT can dispel stigma, says a University of Melbourne expert.
Access to e-cigarettes will improve Australia’s health
Research including the University of Melbourne finds if existing smokers swap to e-cigarettes or vaping it can have a big net health gain for the entire country
The economics of good health
Health economists face the challenge of convincing clinicians and patients that they’re about more than just cutting costs says a University of Melbourne expert
Museums: They’re good for your health
University of Melbourne research finds that visiting museums and other cultural venues can help older Australians with their mental and physical wellbeing.
Why health needs to engage the guys with guns
A University of Melbourne expert has called on the health sector to step up engagement with armed forces to stem disease outbreaks and other health challenges.
Ending anaemia in the developing world
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and University of Melbourne are leading trials to test the the efficacy of iron supplements to beat anaemia in developing world.