Health & Medicine

Re-authoring stories of self: how narrative therapy works

Volume 11 Number 3 March 9 - April 12 2015

 

Katherine Smith speaks with Social Work’s Professor Louise Harms about the rise in interest in narrative therapy from training as well as therapeutic perspectives.

Proteins that pack a punch

Volume 11 Number 3 March 9 - April 12 2015

 

Andi Horvath speaks with medical researcher Michael Parker about new understandings of how protein toxins interact with bacteria.

$5 million gift to fire health innovations

Volume 11 Number 3 March 9 - April 12 2015

 

A gift to the University of Melbourne from Leigh and Sue Clifford will drive innovation in the field of Neural Engineering. By Chris Weaver.

Mental health care starts in the womb

Volume 11 Number 3 March 9 - April 12 2015

 

Andi Horvath speaks with a leading expert in maternal-child health who has shown that intervention before birth to protect mental health has benefits for both mother and baby.

Early palliative support critical for end-of-life care outcomes

Volume 11 Number 3 March 9 - April 12 2015

 

Research shows palliative care earlier rather than later in a severe illness is beneficial to all involved. By Catriona May.

Why can’t we sleep when the weather is warm?

Volume 11 Number 2 February 9 - March 8 2015

 

Andi Horvath asks sleep experts why we struggle with sleep when the weather is warm.

From pole to pole: exploring bipolar

Volume 11 Number 2 February 9 - March 8 2015

 

Bipolar disorder is a complex group of psychiatric illnesses that burdens the lives of millions around the world. In a recent episode of the University’s research podcast, UpClose, leading bipolar disorder researcher Professor Allan Young from King’s College London, discussed some of the key issues surrounding the disorder, including its genetics, links to physical ill-health and available treatments. Following is an edited extract.

Nanoscale tech for better drug delivery

Volume 11 Number 1 January 12 - February 8 2015

 

Ben Hibbs explains how researchers will be able to revolutionise drug delivery by looking at it at the nanoscale.

Healthier kids: Insights from twin research

Volume 11 Number 1 January 12 - February 8 2015

 

Twin researchers gathered in Melbourne during December to share ways in which research with twins can advance science. By Lynette Walker.

Investing in cancer control saves lives – and makes financial sense

Volume 11 Number 1 January 12 - February 8 2015

 

In December, world cancer leaders from UN agencies, ministries of health and finance, research institutes, international cancer organisations and private sector organisations gathered in Melbourne to make an economic case for investment in cancer prevention. By Elizabeth Brumby

Melbourne’s new graduate doctors

Volume 10 Number 12 December 8 2014 - January 11 2015

 

As the first cohort of the Doctor of Medicine (MD) program graduates this month, Kate Dukes speaks to four members of the class about their experience and next steps.

Engineering a better recovery

Volume 10 Number 12 December 8 2014 - January 11 2015

 

The interface between medicine and engineering is growing ever stronger and clinicians are using new technologies to improve outcomes for patients. University of Melbourne experts have joined forces with the rehabilitation staff at the Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH) to work with patients recovering from stroke or other nervous system injury. Annie Rahilly reports on the hands-together approach to this important initiative.