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Scientists will be able to harness the power of big data to unravel the genetics of cancer on a scale not seen before in Australia, with the launch of the Genomics Innovation Hub, a collaborative effort led by the University of Melbourne and the Australian Genomics Research Facility (AGRF). 

A new fellowship dedicated to supporting mid-career leaders in Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities over the next two decades will be launched by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in Canberra this morning. 

Melbourne researchers have discovered a new way to interpret mammograms that could transform routine breast screening and save lives.

With official figures showing suicides in Australia hit a record high last year, a world-first research partnership has found that TV can be a force for good for men’s mental health. 

The authors of a world first study of GPs have found that girls as young as 15 are undergoing labiaplasties and other procedures, even though the medical consensus is that female genitalia do not reach maturity until around the age of 18.

General Practitioners are referring children more frequently to paediatricians, leading to blowouts in wait times and concerns that GPs are less confident in treating children with complex or chronic conditions.


A new series published in The Lancet, led by the University of Melbourne and featuring authors from leading global academic institutions, quantifies for the first time the health outcomes that could be gained through changes to urban design and the transport system  

Around 2,700 Victorian children aged 0-­6 years are hospitalised each year for preventable dental conditions — most of them requiring treatment of dental decay under general anaesthetic.

Living on a farm in early childhood is linked to a lower risk of allergies in adulthood and stronger lung function in women, according to researchers at the University of Melbourne.

The health of thousands of past and present coal mine workers is potentially at risk, in the wake of revelations that black lung disease is making a comeback.