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Giving primary health care nurses a greater role in managing Type 2 Diabetes can significantly reduce delays in starting insulin treatment, a team of researchers led by the University of Melbourne has found. 

A smartphone app will target taxi drivers’ ‘downtime’ waiting for their next passenger, to support them with tools and messages to improve their health.


Improving rates of poor disclosure by victims of domestic violence is the focus of a new online web based project led by the University of Melbourne.

University of Melbourne researcher Dr Simon French has undertaken the first study of its kind into the chiropractic profession. The study, published in the Medical Journal of Australia today, looked at the health reasons people visit chiropractors and the care chiropractors provide.

A critical shortage of doctors in Melbourne's northern and western suburbs will be addressed in part by a new University of Melbourne program in which medical students will have a greater opportunity to engage in direct patient care, under the supervision of qualified doctors.