Health & Medicine
Homelessness and violence
For young people experiencing homelessness, violence can be a daily issue of survival and protection, says a University of Melbourne and Deakin University study
Reading the body’s electrical signals to treat illness
Embedded devices can treat some chronic illnesses, but a University of Melbourne engineer is now seeking to 'read' our electrical signals to predict symptoms.
Supporting families with twin babies…or more
Families having twins, triplets or more has doubled in 40 years, but the support and advice provided to them needs updating say University of Melbourne experts.
Engineering cancer defence for the brain
Brain cancer kills more Australian children than other cancers; University of Melbourne research finds genetically engineered killer T-cells could change that.
How do young Australians see violence against women?
New research from the University of Melbourne finds that young Australians’ understanding of sexism, violence and abuse against women needs more education.
The future of Australia's doctors
A University of Melbourne report finds new pressures, like digital disruption and increasing costs, are changing the way doctors deliver care to patients.
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.
Why housing is a major public health issue for Australians with disability
Housing security isn't a focus in Australia's federal election, but University of Melbourne research finds it's a fundamental issue for people with a disability
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.