Precision medicine, the new approach to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases, helps deliver treatment based on the particular variant of a disease by taking the genetic make-up of the ill person into account, and offers the hope of tailor made cures.
Evidence is rapidly growing showing vital relationships between both diet quality and potential nutritional deficiencies and mental health, a new international collaboration led by the University of Melbourne and Deakin University has revealed.
Researchers from the University of Melbourne and the University of Pennsylvania have shown that social media can serve as a dashboard indicator of a community’s psychological well being and can predict rates of heart disease.
University of Melbourne researchers collaborating with scientists from the UK, USA Canada and Belgium have unravelled the process healthy gut bacteria use to degrade complex carbohydrates in the wall of yeast cells contained in fermented foods.
Professor Graeme Clark AC from the University of Melbourne is the first Australian to receive the US Russ Prize for an outstanding achievement in bioengineering innovation that is in widespread use to improve health and well-being: the cochlear implant.
World cancer leaders from UN agencies, ministries of health and finance, research institutes, international cancer organisations and private sector organisations gathered in Melbourne in December to make an economic case for investment in cancer prevention.
Australians are living longer than they did in 1990 but some conditions, particularly chronic kidney disease and Alzheimer's disease are on the rise, according to a new analysis of trend data from 188 countries.
A new bridge connecting the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) and The Royal Melbourne Hospital will facilitate more interdisciplinary, cross-institutional research in the Parkville Precinct - a critical driver of innovation in modern medicine.
Future Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals will have the opportunity for leadership development in health policy and practice thanks to a $10 million gift from leading Australian philanthropist, Greg Poche AO.
At some point between the ages 14 and 18 years, most Australians will smoke their first cigarette. Why do some go on to become pack-a-day smokers, whilst others will only smoke casually or not at all? This question is at the heart of the research of Associate Professor Rob Hester, an ARC Future Fellow within the School of Psychological Sciences.
Professor Rob Moodie of the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health sits down with Lord Nigel Crisp to discuss the lessons that Africa health leaders have to offer to the world and his new book, African Health Leaders: Making Change and Claiming the Future.
The Indigenous Eye Health Unit at the University of Melbourne has released 2014 update of The Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision, which shows a 10 per cent reduction in Indigenous trachoma rates since 2009.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is responsible for nearly half of all vision loss in Australia. Researchers from the University of Melbourne have discovered a new laser treatment that is showing promising results.
Researchers from the University of Melbourne are calling on urban planners to take on a bigger role in fighting obesity. "Being physically active is like a silver bullet for public health," public health researcher Professor Billie Giles-Corti says.
University of Melbourne Professor in Evidence-Informed Practice, Aron Shlonsky, and the Parenting Research Centre's Director Robyn Mildon outline strategies for keeping vulnerable children with their families
Professor Michael Green, of the Department of Haematology and Medical Oncology at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, has been awarded the Alan Coates award for excellence in breast cancer clinical trials research.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults face blindness rates far higher than non-Indigenous Australians. Professor Hugh Taylor, director of the Indigenous Eye Health Unit, explains that with treatment, 94 per cent of cases could be resolved.
Ice or crystal methamphetamine is becoming a problem in both rural and urban communities across Australia. There’s growing concern about the effects of ice addiction, crime, and violence, and people are at a loss for answers.
This week Visions asks: Is medical tourism all that it appears? Many Australians are heading overseas seeking experimental treatments that are not yet approved here, including potentially risky stem cell treatments for diseases as varied as cancers, MS and Parkinsons.
Barwon Health Pain Specialist, Michael Vagg, is concerned that by bypassing the Federal Drug Administration, America's new 'Right to Try' laws could be opening up a Pandora's Box for terminally ill patients.
Bleeding gums are very common but the University of Melbourne Professor Mike Morgan and Associate Professor Stuart Dashper warn that ignoring them may only lead to more serious problems down the track.