Building stronger connections between schools and communities
Some schools are developing partnerships and sharing spaces to become local hubs and building school-community connections, say University of Melbourne experts.
Working to stop MS in its tracks
On World Brain Day, University of Melbourne experts say earlier diagnosis and access to new treatments can improve the lives of those with multiple sclerosis.
Mental Health ≠ Wellbeing
Science Gallery Melbourne's MENTAL: Head Inside explores the tendency to link mental health and wellbeing as an inseparable conceptual couple, when they're not.
Promoting health in schools: Old idea, new opportunities
The WHO’s ‘health promoting schools’ is an old idea, but new research including the University of Melbourne is finding new ways to fully realise its potential.
Heating and cooking at home linked to asthma
University of Melbourne-led research finds wood heating, gas cooking and heating at home are linked to an increased risk of asthma and decline in lung function.
Mindfulness is everywhere, but what actually is it?
University of Melbourne psychologist Dr Nicholas Van Dam explains that despite it being mentioned everywhere, mindfulness isn't what many of us think it is.
Transforming the aged care crisis
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need to support older people’s desire to live and thrive in their own community say University of Melbourne experts.
Early cardiovascular disease deaths linked to overweight and obesity are rising
After decades of falling deaths associated with cardiovascular disease, University of Melbourne research finds rising mortality linked to overweight and obesity
Is there a science to staying alive longer?
A new book by a University of Melbourne expert applies the science of longevity to everyday life and how the daily decisions we make now can help us live longer
Identifying the ‘Paris-End’ of town
Good urban design can help enhance our health; new University of Melbourne research uses ‘big data’ to explore how Australian cities compare globally.