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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.

Scientists are getting closer to being able to predict an individual’s genetic risk of heart disease, paving the way for earlier intervention and lifestyle changes. 

The University of Melbourne has been announced as one of the foundation partners in a new Translational Research Centre in Nanjing that will enable researchers and clinicians in Australia and China to fast-track discoveries in basic scientific research and translate these into improved care for patients around the world.

Australia has come in at No. 10 of a global study tracking progress on health, but faces challenges around suicide, alcohol consumption and overweight children. 

Tiny, star-shaped molecules are effective at killing bacteria that can no longer be killed by current antibiotics, new research shows.

A University of Melbourne ethicist is encouraging doctors to recognise the autonomy of parents, even if this could mean “less than optimal” treatment decisions for their children. 

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