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.
The Australian response to the HIV/AIDS crisis in the 1980s was one of the most effective in the world, marked by cooperation between government, community groups, the health sector and academic institutions. The 2014 International AIDS Conference presents an opportunity to recall the lessons of this response, to reflect on their enduring legacy.
Scientists have sequenced the genome and characterised the genes of the Asian liver fluke, Opisthorchis viverrini - a parasite causing diseases affecting millions of people in Asia and is associated with a fatal bile duct cancer.
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.
A program led by students at the University of Melbourne is increasing the health literacy of high school students in Melbourne's western suburbs with the goal of transforming the region's future health outcomes.
University of Melbourne professor, Kate Leslie, Head of Research at the Royal Melbourne Hospital's Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management, has been recognised with the prestigious Australian Medical Association (AMA) Woman in Medicine Award.
In an analysis of more than a thousand former prisoners, University of Melbourne research Stuart Kinner has found that those with a history of mental disorders face a range of serious issues when transitioning back into the community.
Rob Moodie, a professor of public health at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, has serious concerns that if the tobacco industry is allowed to continue unchecked an estimated one billion people may die from smoking this century.
Researchers from the University of Melbourne have discovered a compound that may slow the progress of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a fatal neurodegenerative disease widely known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
Phrenology, the study of the supposed link between skull shape and mental capacity, is now discredited as a pseudo-science. It was once on the cutting edge of brain science though, Dr James Bradley explains.
A survey led by the University of Melbourne has found that one-third of Indigenous Australian patients experienced racism within the health system in the past year, which may be having detrimental flow on effects to mental health.
In 1987, a Canadian man is accused of a terrible crime but claims he was sleepwalking at the time. Is he responsible for his actions? The Florey Institute's Neil Levy weighs in on guilt in the age of neuroscience.