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  1. Podcast15 May 2019 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    The complex relationship between prostate cancer and obesity

    Men with obesity are linked with aggressive forms of prostate cancer that rely on fatty acids and Professor Matt Watt is researching why and how to prevent it.

  2. 1 May 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  3. 13 March 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Global health efforts need to catch up with young people

    Adolescents have been overlooked by the global health agenda, but for the first time we have the data to make a difference, says University of Melbourne expert.

  4. 15 October 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    How can physios motivate us to do more physical activity?

    Physiotherapists need to promote physical activity to patients, but University of Melbourne research finds clinic marketing can limit their ability to do so.

  5. 24 May 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Would graphic warnings on unhealthy food make you think again?

    University of Melbourne and Cancer Council Victoria study shows that health warning labels on packaged foods work, encouraging people to make healthier choices

  6. 22 February 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Increased cancer risk from fizzy drinks - no matter what size you are

    New research from the University of Melbourne and the Cancer Council Victoria finds people who regularly drink sugary soft drinks are more at risk of cancer.

  7. 20 July 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    The milk of amnesia: A brief history of anaesthesia

    The discovery of anaesthesia paved the way for modern surgical practice but the science continues to evolve, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  8. 13 February 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Taking back Valentine’s Day for love and health

    Valentine's Day has become more about promoting chocolates and stressing about relationships than about love, so here is a guide for making it a healthy day.

  9. 11 October 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    Drop the sugar coating

    The obesity epidemic in Australia is bringing with it a host of health problems, from diabetes to strokes. A major factor behind it is our addiction to sugar.

  10. 25 July 2016 - Inside Business

    Finance + Psychology: Finding a way to fight obesity

    Could we be on our way to combating or controlling obesity? Researchers have discovered how the environment impacts obese people differently to others.