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In a world first, new Australian medical research has given pregnant women with epilepsy new hope of reducing their chance of having a baby with physical birth defects.

Australians live longer, healthier lives than people in almost every other country, but a range of ailments threatens advances made in recent years, a symposium on groundbreaking data at the University of Melbourne reveals.

Up to 10 per cent of the population is affected by specific learning disabilities (SLDs), such as dyslexia, dyscalculia and autism, translating to two or three pupils in every classroom, a new study has found.

Researchers have determined a way to predict and protect against new strains of the flu virus, in the hope of improving immunity against the disease.

Olympians live longer than the general population research from the University of Melbourne and published in the British Medical Journal today, has found.

A research team from the University of Melbourne is working on a new therapy that can potentially control the pain caused by diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

Respectful relationships, sexual health and feeling proud to be an Aboriginal teenager are some of the topics covered in a new DVD resource created by young people in North-East Victoria through The University of Melbourne’s Centre for Excellence in Rural Sexual Health (CERSH).

The DVD and YouTube clip, called Smart and Deadly, is a guide for professionals and organisations wishing to collaborate with Aboriginal communities to deliver sexual health promotion to rural Aboriginal young people.

Significant inequality exists in the mental health of Indigenous Australians compared with non-Indigenous Australians, and it starts from an early age, according to new analysis of data by leading youth mental health experts.

Researchers at the University of Melbourne have proven that a modified shoe can reduce knee load in people with knee osteoarthritis.