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An estimated 1.8 million young people around the world develop tuberculosis each year, according to a new report. 

A child’s growth and development is affected by the health and lifestyles of their parents before pregnancy even going back to adolescence according to a new paper. 

The role of gender has been largely neglected despite playing a critical role in cardiovascular health, University of Melbourne academics have highlighted in the prestigious American Heart Association Journal of Circulation.

University of Melbourne researchers are using smart phones to track the lives of patients with bipolar disorder to understand, monitor and even predict sudden swings between their manic and depressive episodes.

Melbourne researchers are to begin a major study that could result in a test to accurately predict if women will experience pre-term labour during their pregnancy.

University of Melbourne thought leaders from five disciplines – arts, creative arts, engineering, medicine and architecture – have created research-based installations accessible online and via a specially designed exhibition space set within the heart of the NGV Triennial exhibition.

Current strategies for treating patients with several chronic diseases are putting an unnecessary financial burden on countries’ health systems and individuals, a global study led by the National University of Singapore and the University of Melbourne has found. 

A blood test for Alzheimer’s disease, developed and validated by scientists from Japan and Australia, could speed up the pace of Alzheimer’s disease drug trials.

International radiopharmaceutical company Clarity has licensed technology developed at the University of Melbourne for imaging and treating prostate cancer.

This week’s announcement of new National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding by Greg Hunt MP, Federal Minister for Health, includes major Project Grant funding ($16 million) to assemble Australia’s leading HIV researchers in a five-year program to tackle priority areas in HIV prevention, management and cure discovery.

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