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An evaluation of the Australian Federal Government’s Food and Health Dialogue has found national efforts to make foods healthier are inadequate, finding poor diet is now an even bigger cause of ill health for Australia than smoking.

University of Melbourne Doctor of Medicine student Ngaree Blow has won the AMA Indigenous Peoples’ Medical Scholarship for 2013, awarded today at the University of Melbourne. 

Stuttering may be more common than previously thought, but preschool stutterers fair better than first thought, a study by The University of Melbourne, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and The University of Sydney has found. 

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.

Education at the University of Melbourne has been ranked third in the world, while five other subjects have ranked in the top ten in the 2013 QS World University Rankings.

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.

The University of Melbourne will host three exhibitions focused on medicine from the perspectives of artists, anatomists, medical teachers and teaching hospitals.

The University of Melbourne has been named Australia’s top-ranked university in 14 disciplines in the QS World University Rankings by Subject.

University of Melbourne researcher Dr Stefan Gehrig has been awarded the prestigious 2012 Premier’s Award for Health and Medical Research, for a discovery into a potential treatment for muscular dystrophy.

Four University of Melbourne scientists have been recognised for their contribution to research with the presentation of the Victoria Prize and three Victoria Fellowships.