Why a blood donation isn’t just for Christmas
The holiday season brings urgent calls for blood donations, but a University of Melbourne expert says people need to keep donating to prevent chronic shortages.
Antibiotic use too long in surgery
New University of Melbourne research finds that antibiotics are often prescribed inappropriately before, during and after surgery.
A vision for the future
Associate Professor Penny Allen helped implant Australia’s first bionic eye, but the University of Melbourne expert says the future is even more exciting.
Reanimating hand movement after spinal cord injury
A study involving the University of Melbourne finds that nerve transfer surgery for people suffering traumatic spinal cord injury can improve their independence
Growing nerves to restore erectile function
New microsurgery to regrow nerves to the penis that can restore a man’s ability to have an erection is proving effective says University of Melbourne research.
Heart plumbing: The pipes matter
A Royal Melbourne Hospital and University of Melbourne heart surgeon has long championed using arteries, not veins, in heart bypass – the evidence backs him up
Why do medical specialist consultation fees vary so much?
A new University of Melbourne report shows a wide variation in fees and earnings among medical specialists - making the case for more transparency in healthcare
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.
Making surgery safe in Mongolia
As recently as the 1980s there was limited training for Mongolian anaesthetists, but the University of Melbourne is part of a program improving healthcare.
Iceland’s proposed circumcision ban
Iceland could become the first European country to ban male circumcision; University of Melbourne experts look at the ethical and legal issues at stake.