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  1. 16 May 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Improving Australia’s health system beyond the election

    Australia has one of the world's best healthcare systems, but University of Melbourne experts say election promises are failing to address its sustainability.

  2. 28 April 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Space for re-learning after a stroke

    University of Melbourne research says rehabilitation facilities designed for stroke survivors should be learning spaces that support re-learning lost skills.

  3. 19 January 2019 - Legal Affairs

    Why are the rates of restrictive practices in Victoria’s mental health services so high?

    Victoria has the highest rate of restrictive practices in mental health in Australia; and University of Melbourne experts say the Royal Commission needs to act.

  4. 4 September 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    The rise of the latest drug resistant superbug

    Researchers at the Doherty Institute and the University of Melbourne have discovered a new superbug, already resistant to known antibiotics in parts of Europe.

  5. 2 August 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Is this the end for alcohol handwash in hospitals?

    Alcohol hand-wash is now less effective against some strains of bacteria, new research from University of Melbourne partner, the Peter Doherty Institute, finds.

  6. 29 July 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Improving how we manage sepsis

    Sepsis is a life threatening complication; University of Melbourne and Peter MacCallum research describes a new hospital pathway of care to treat sepsis early

  7. 24 October 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Why flu can be fatal

    Infections like flu can 'paralyse' the immune system, making a secondary infection like pneumonia more likely, according to University of Melbourne research.

  8. 24 May 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Making space for emergency talk

    The way hospital emergency rooms operate makes important conversations difficult - University of Melbourne and Deakin University research design solutions

  9. 21 November 2016 - Legal Affairs

    Time to hold back on the use of restraints

    Using coercion to control behaviour in healthcare settings is sometimes necessary, but better regulation is needed to ensure it doesn't become the norm.