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A drop in job satisfaction among GP’s, an increase in the number of women working in the role and significant funding reforms are transforming general medical practice in Australia, according to a major new study from the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research at the University of Melbourne.

As Easter looms, University of Melbourne researchers have good news on two fronts: eating chocolate does not cause pimples; and they‘re calling for participants for a trial of a new treatment for moderate or severe acne.

This Good Friday, more than 1200 medicine, nursing, dentistry, physiotherapy, audiology, biomedical, science, speech pathology and social work student students from the University of Melbourne will run a Teddy Bear Hospital (TBH) to raise funds for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday appeal.

Australia’s first and only Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) to promote safer families will lead research into the health effects of intimate partner violence on individuals and families, and how the health sector can respond.

 

The University of Melbourne has welcomed today’s announcement of a new $18 million (USD) investment in Bionic Vision Technologies (BVT), the commercialisation company of the former Bionic Vision Australia (BVA).

Researchers and clinicians are calling on the mining industry and governments to create better regulations in the interest of the health of coal miners. 

A Melbourne research team has successfully transplanted stem cells into the muscles of the bowel, offering hope of one day restoring bowel function in children with severe and distressing gut disorders, such as Hirschsprung’s Disease, for which there are few current effective treatments.

The first new report in a quarter of a century on death by snake bite in Australia has revealed most victims are male, bitten in the warmer months of the year, more than half of the bites occurring in or near home.

Men who strongly identify as self-reliant are much more likely to have thoughts about suicide and self-harm than other men, research has found.

A shortage of Australian doctors in rural communities continues to be a serious problem.  But in a new paper, researchers at the University of Melbourne and Monash University have recommended several key steps to reduce the persistent reliance of regional centres and small towns on international medical graduates.

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