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A breakthrough in stroke medical research found a drug, traditionally used for heart attacks, dissolves blood clots in the brain faster and more effectively than standard stroke drugs.

The University of Melbourne has welcomed $6.15 million in grants for six university researchers as part of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Partnership Grants.

Families of children with severe epilepsies may be able to avoid having a second child born with the devastating disease, according to a research breakthrough published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

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.

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