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  1. 31 August 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Tackling misconceptions about ovarian cancer

    New research involving the University of Melbourne shows that many Australian women mistakenly believe that ovarian cancer can be prevented through vaccination.

  2. Podcast1 April 2020 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Our flesh after fifty

    Professor of gynaecology Martha Hickey explains how a new exhibition, Flesh after Fifty, came about and its celebration of positive images of older women in art

  3. 11 March 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Where are all the missing girls?

    A bias for sons in patriarchal societies has skewed birth ratios and 126 million women are missing; University of Melbourne experts explain how we can fix it.

  4. 7 March 2020 - Health & Medicine

    Why are women ignored by medical research?

    Medical research aims to treat disease but women are often left out – and that must change, says a University of Melbourne expert on International Women's Day.

  5. 20 January 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Why some women are dying for getting their period

    Menstrual beliefs and taboos can place serious restrictions on a woman’s life, impacting her health and freedoms writes a University of Melbourne expert.

  6. 9 October 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Many of the world’s women are mistreated during childbirth

    In parts of the world women are commonly mistreated in health facilities during childbirth, World Health Organization and University of Melbourne research finds

  7. 23 July 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    The carers, advocates and reformers of women’s health

    The history of women’s health in Victoria, and development of the Royal Women’s Hospital, is featured at the University of Melbourne's Medical History Museum.

  8. 31 January 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    When women’s rights collide with doctors

    Victorian doctors can conscientiously object if a woman wants an abortion; but some see this as the right to obstruct, University of Melbourne research finds.

  9. 18 October 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    How good cholesterol can keep women’s brains healthy

    New University of Melbourne research finds that good cholesterol and a balanced lifestyle impacts on the structure of a woman’s brain to ward off dementia.

  10. 12 June 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Busting the myth that endometriosis is a ‘skinny woman’s’ disease

    University of Melbourne scientists have learned women with endometriosis usually have healthy BMIs, but those with high BMIs tend to have a severe form.