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A simple bedside test for pregnant women to accurately predict early labour is under development at the University of Melbourne. 

Tolerance for female genital cutting (FGC) has decreased significantly among members of Melbourne East-African communities for whom the practice was culturally traditional, a new study from the University of Melbourne has found.

Up to 50 per cent of women aged between 16 – 25 years may be putting themselves at risk of chronic illness and disease because of their lack of sun exposure.

The University of Melbourne is leading plans to foster an ambitious new precinct bringing together experts from across academia, industry and government to tackle some of the biggest sustainability and resilience challenges facing society.