Health & Medicine

Surprised by growth

Volume 10 Number 2 February 10 - March 9 2014

 

On the fifth anniversary of the Black Saturday bushfires, a survivor-initiated project is seeking to document personal accounts of post-traumatic growth, and widen the net of support for those affected. By Katherine Smith.

The truth about soap

Volume 10 Number 1 January 13 - February 9 2014

 

Andi Horvath asks microbiologist Elizabeth Hartland about the pros and cons of the soap you encounter in public facilities, and how soap works in relation to infection control.

Identically different: you are not your twin

Volume 10 Number 1 January 13 - February 9 2014

 

Liz Banks-Anderson explores the bonds that link identical twins, and the reasons twins have different health profiles despite their identical genes. 

New GP teaching facility for north-west Melbourne growth corridor

Volume 10 Number 1 January 13 - February 9 2014

 

Opportunities for the training of general practitioners have been extended with the establishment of new teaching facilities in Melbourne’s fast-growing northern and western suburbs. By Annie Rahilly.

Getting better, and back into learning

Volume 10 Number 1 January 13 - February 9 2014

 

Three Masters of Teaching students have received a Dreamlarge grant from the University to create a film festival that engages school-aged patients at the Royal Children’s Hospital. By Catriona May.

University goes tobacco-free

Volume 10 Number 1 January 13 - February 9 2014

 

The University of Melbourne will go tobacco-free across all campuses in February to support health and wellbeing. By Zoe Nikakis

New partnerships support Indigenous health

Volume 10 Number 1 January 13 - February 9 2014

 

Philanthropic support is enabling two young Indigenous researchers to make a lasting contribution to the health of their communities. By Joe Fennessy.

Accentuating the positive

Volume 10 Number 1 January 13 - February 9 2014

 

Seeking the positives and not losing perspective about the negatives can make us all healthier and happier, and help children remain engaged with education. By Catriona May.

Victorian Rhodes Scholarship win for Melbourne neuroscience student

Volume 9 Number 12 December 9 2013 - January 12 2014

 

University of Melbourne graduate and student is off to Oxford with a Victorian Rhodes Scholarship. By Katherine Smith.

New app shows what bionic vision looks like

Volume 9 Number 12 December 9 2013 - January 12 2014

 

Matias Maturana is a student with a vision. Working towards his PhD on Electrical Engineering, he took several twists and turns in his studies before he came to understand he could combine two major loves – engineering and medicine. By Annie Rahilly.

Gap for Indigenous vision can be closed

Volume 9 Number 12 December 9 2013 - January 12 2014

 

Laureate Professor and Harold Mitchell Chair of Indigenous Eye Health at the University of Melbourne Professor Hugh Taylor explains that closing the gap in Indigenous vision health is achievable, now.

Research predicting epilepsy

Volume 9 Number 12 December 9 2013 - January 12 2014

 

The University and St Vincent’s Hospital are seeking to raise $3 million to endow the Sir John Eccles Chair in Medicine, ensuring the Nobel prize-winning neuroscientist’s legacy lives on through the epilepsy research of Professor Mark Cook.  By Chris Weaver.