Health & Medicine

Building the allure of a country practice

Volume 10 Number 12 December 8 2014 - January 11 2015

 

Stav Psonis speaks with health economist Anthony Scott about research designed to inform decision-making about attracting GPs to rural practice.

Indigenous students get the opportunity to RISE

Volume 10 Number 12 December 8 2014 - January 11 2015

 

Indigenous high school students from across Australia gathered at the University last month for a week of hands-on science experiences. By Nerissa Hannink.

Making a difference in Uganda

Volume 10 Number 12 December 8 2014 - January 11 2015

 

University of Melbourne health and law graduates from Uganda are making significant contribution to their country’s professional skills base, thanks to investment from the federal government’s Australia Awards program, and Melbourne scholarships. By Elizabeth Brumby

Enhancing the nursing workforce

Volume 10 Number 12 December 8 2014 - January 11 2015

 

Nursing is changing as fast as the science and technology that is the foundation of health professions. Liz Banks-Anderson reports on how specialised nursing training is enhancing the nursing workforce’s skills base.

Teeth Tales tells a story

Volume 10 Number 11 November 10 - December 7 2014

 

Research into the oral health of children from migrant backgrounds has found significant barriers to parents accessing mainstream care and information. By Annie Rahilly.

Health security and economic growth in the Asia-Pacific

Volume 10 Number 11 November 10 - December 7 2014

 

The 2014 Global Health Forum, an annual event hosted by the Nossal Institute for Global Health, explored Australia’s role in addressing health challenges in the Asia-Pacific region in the context of the government’s new foreign aid policy. By Elizabeth Brumby

Class is in for dog health

Volume 10 Number 11 November 10 - December 7 2014

 

A team of University of Melbourne students is hoping to bring about positive change in public health and animal welfare in Sikkim, in the Himalayan foothills of North-Eastern India, through a pilot education project with Vets Beyond Borders.

Up in smoke: how imaging is changing the perceptions of nicotine addiction

Volume 10 Number 11 November 10 - December 7 2014

 

Research into smoking is revealing fascinating insights to addictive behaviours and the role of self-control in at-risk people. By Maddison Connaughton.

One step ahead for environment and health: doctors take preventative action

Volume 10 Number 11 November 10 - December 7 2014

 

Melbourne medical students have put on their running shoes to promote health awareness. By Liz Banks-Anderson

Why don't we crave broccoli?

Volume 10 Number 11 November 10 - December 7 2014

 

We are all familiar with the allure of the cupcake, the beckoning chocolate bar and the irresistible urge for pizza but rarely are we seduced by broccoli. But does anyone actually crave broccoli? And how can the rest of us curb cravings for high calorie foods? By Andi Horvath.

Solution in sight for age-old problem

Volume 10 Number 11 November 10 - December 7 2014

For over 2000 years, the fine-tooth comb has been the only truly effective weapon against head lice. Now researchers have developed a new, commercially viable, safe and effective solution that will put paid to this arduous and time-consuming approach to delousing. By Gabrielle Murphy

Medical students roll up their sleeves in the Vampire Cup

Volume 10 Number 10 October 13 - November 9 2014

 

This year, many Melbourne medical students rolled up their sleeves to donate blood as part of the Vampire Cup: a nationwide student blood drive that raises awareness about blood donation among future healthcare professionals. By Elizabeth Brumby.