What is mindfulness? Nobody really knows, and that’s a problem
Mindfulness is all the rage in mainstream Western culture, but University of Melbourne research raises questions over how poorly defined and researched it is.
Getting sick in space on the way to Mars
On the long, deep-space journey to Mars, humans will face unique health risks - but a University of Melbourne expert says the solutions are closer than we think
Coming to grips with a ‘silent killer’
Infectious diseases expert Dr Ben Cowie on why viral hepatitis is fast becoming a hidden epidemic with significant public health consequences.
Isolating mercury to protect food chains
A new technique co-developed by a University of Melbourne academic isolates different forms of mercury based on their risk to the food chain and the environment
Could new trade rules mean a lack of health warnings on alcohol?
As talks begin around the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) - the University of Melbourne looks at how new trade rules could restrict health warnings on alcohol.
Confessions of a professional baby maker
Reproductive biologist David Gardner explains what we're still learning about healthy embryo development and how it's being applied to improve IVF technologies.
Surviving menopause with some (self) kindness
Menopausal symptoms like hot flushes can be managed with self-compassion, using approaches like mindfulness, according to University of Melbourne research.
Fighting for disabled people’s health
The new Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health, based at the University of Melbourne, aims to improve the poor health of people with disability.
University of Melbourne Professor Anne Kavanagh shares how changes in her own life led her to challenge perceptions of disability in society.
Putting doctors under a data microscope
The University of Melbourne's MABEL survey provides data on the medical workforce, including doctor's gender pay gap and attracting doctors to rural areas.