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People released from prison who have both mental illness and substance use problems are at 12 times the risk of suffering injury compared to the general community, world-first research from the University of Melbourne has found.

University of Melbourne research into health industry data has found chiropractors attracted more complaints than physiotherapists and osteopaths but it was a small percentage of practitioners who accounted for one in three chiropractic grievances.

Are golden tonsils born or made? A major international twin study hopes to investigate the relative roles of genetic and environmental influences on singing ability.

A major study has found that controlling asthma through appropriate monitoring and medication is among several variables that can affect whether someone develops chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in later life.

The world’s largest study of its type has confirmed that asthma is associated with childhood fractures for boys, but not girls, underlining the importance of bone health education.

Unwell teddies, dolls, stuffed animals and maybe even a toy dragon will gather in the city on Good Friday at the annual Teddy Bear Hospital, where a new pathology lab will test for “teddy germs”.

After decades of work to improve global health University of Melbourne Laureate Professor Alan Lopez has been named as recipient of a prestigious international award for his substantial and sustained contribution to the field.

University of Melbourne research found doctors aged 65 years of age and older had 37 per cent more notifications (complaints/concerns) lodged against them than younger doctors (36-60 years) over a four-year period.

The University of Melbourne is home to a new state of the art Virtual Reality (VR) biomechanical facility that is vastly improving our understanding of human movement and how to treat and prevent injuries.

“Striving Together” to further close the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous eye health is the theme of a major conference this week.

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