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Following an international search, local expert Professor Jennifer Philip has been appointed to the prestigious position of Chair of Palliative Medicine. The position was created by The University of Melbourne and St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne as part of their commitment to the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre’s (VCCC) Leaders in Cancer strategy*.

Cardiologists at St Vincent’s Hospital and the University of Melbourne are using the latest in stent technology designed to reduce complications from a common cardiac procedure.

A promising strain of bacteria that stops dengue transmission in mosquitoes struggles to survive hot conditions, new research from the University of Melbourne has revealed.

University of Melbourne researchers have found an increase in heart attacks around the festive period may be due more difficult access to hospitals, combined with stress, an excess of alcohol and a fatty diet.

Researchers investigating influenza, multiple sclerosis and Indigenous health will share in $60 million funding from the prestigious National Health and Medical Research Council grants.

A two-year study with 46 family violence survivors from more than 20 countries has found common threads in how their abusers use cultural and physical isolation to prevent them from seeking help. 

According to new research by academics from University of Melbourne and Monash University, using social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Myspace contributes to good mental health for many users. 

A leading Victorian family violence expert has responded to the Victorian Commission on Children and Young People report, Neither Seen nor Heard, which exposes multiple ‘systemic issues’ with the current child protection system.

Community members trained as coaches will work with people affected by South Australia’s catastrophic 2015 Pinery bushfire, in a pilot study to test an emotional recovery program for trauma survivors. 

A world-first vaccine developed by Melbourne scientists, which could eliminate or at least reduce the need for surgery and antibiotics for severe gum disease, has been validated by research published this weekend in a leading international journal.

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