News


05 August 2021

Congratulations to RMH infectious diseases physician and medical epidemiologist at The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, Professor Ben Cowie, who is being considered for the appointment to the World Health Organisation's (WHO) new Global Validation Advisory Committee (GVAC) on the validation of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, syphilis and hepatitis B virus.

Appointments are released ahead of time as part of the WHO's work to strengthen public trust.

Photo: @metrotunnelvic @phoebepowellphoto

04 August 2021

More than 3,000 Australians are bitten by snakes every year, with 500 being hospitalised and two dying on average. Last year, in Victoria, there were 128 calls to the Victorian Poison Information Centre regarding snake bites.

03 August 2021

Elias Frantzeskos came into the world seven weeks' early with poor function of his kidney.

02 August 2021

Professor Christobel Saunders AO has been appointed to the prestigious leadership position of the James Stewart Chair of Surgery, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, a position established in 1955 with the University of Melbourne Medical School.

Microscope
19 July 2021

Australia should follow the examples of the UK and parts of the US and establish a national, coordinated approach for randomised controlled trials (RCTs) for COVID-19, any future pandemics, and inter-pandemic periods, according to the authors of a Perspective published today by the Medical Journal of Australia.

Exterior photo of the Royal Melbourne Hospital at night
16 July 2021
The Royal Melbourne Hospital is supporting staff who provided care to a patient that is a close contact of a person who is COVID-19 positive.
Mother Rachael with daughters Harrie and Lexi
14 July 2021

More than 4 in 5 people with diabetes have experienced stigma while living with their condition.

06 July 2021

The world’s largest study of recreational drug-induced serotonin toxicity has highlighted the potentially dire consequences of drug use at music festivals in Victoria.

06 July 2021

Researchers at the Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH) will be evaluating the safety and efficacy of a new drug treatment for adult males with Tourette Syndrome (TS) requiring drug treatment therapy.

01 July 2021

Following their past viral hits, the Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH) Scrub Choir is back - this time with a healing message.