Breathing Easy: Treating steroid resistant asthmatics
Researchers from the University of Melbourne have tracked down the molecular cause of steroid resistance in asthmatics, and a new treatment is on the way
What are the long-term health risks of having your tonsils out?
For the first time, University of Melbourne researchers have identified the long-term health risks of removing tonsils and adenoids in childhood.
How much exercise keeps our brains healthy as we age?
New guidelines from the University of Melbourne and partners outline how much exercise older Australians should aim for each week to maintain brain health.
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.