Young people serving time in youth detention or serving community-based orders have extremely high rates of substance dependence, poor mental health and engage in risky sexual behaviour, a new study has found.
According to pain management specialist Professor Denise Harrison, an Honorary Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne, breastfeeding and the use of sweet water can help to calm babies during immunisation.
Identical twins can have very different lives and health despite their shared genes, according to UK expert Professor Tim Spector from London’s King College, who will speak at a public forum at the University of Melbourne.
A new white paper to be launched by the Victorian Parliamentary Secretary for Health today states current practices in end-of-life medical care require major change to ensure more Australians experience ‘better’ deaths, according to a panel of medical, ethical and legal experts.
Improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders is the focus of the ‘Closing the Credibility Gap’ Aboriginal Health Symposium to be held at the University of Melbourne 21-22 November 2013.
GlaxoSmithKline has awarded Professor Ingrid Scheffer from the University of Melbourne, the Florey Institute, Austin Health and the Royal Children's Hospital, the 2013 Award for Research Excellence (ARE) for helping to transform the diagnosis of epilepsy.
The University of Melbourne and Orygen Youth Health Research Centre are pleased to announce that Professor Patrick McGorry AO is the recipient of the 2013 National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Scientific Research Award.
University of Melbourne researcher Dr Simon French has undertaken the first study of its kind into the chiropractic profession. The study, published in the Medical Journal of Australia today, looked at the health reasons people visit chiropractors and the care chiropractors provide.
The University of Melbourne has received $51.4 million to advance research and new ideas in projects ranging from indigenous language to understanding retinal disorders and to using bio-fuel resources to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.