Joanne and Rachel
14 August 2019

A drug developed in Melbourne, approved for the treatment of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL) is being repurposed by Royal Melbourne Hospital researchers to reduce harsh side effects of radiation and chemotherapy before stem cell and bone marrow transplantation.

Australian Stroke Alliance
13 August 2019

Australia could become home to the world’s first stroke air ambulance. This incredible innovation has the potential to transform access to emergency stroke treatment for people in rural and regional areas.

08 August 2019

Distinct markers in the blood of people with coeliac disease have been detected within a few hours of gluten being consumed. The findings address a longstanding mystery about what drives the adverse reaction to gluten in coeliac disease and could lead to a world-first blood test for diagnosing the disease.

Mobile phone
06 August 2019

A Royal Melbourne Hospital Sleep Physician is recommending people with sleep disorders avoid using sleep tracking apps and devices as they have been proven to be inaccurate.

05 August 2019

Research has found the increase in antimicrobial resistance (AMR) could lead to common bacterial infections becoming untreatable.

Dr Mark Plummer awarded top honour for ICU examination
02 August 2019

Royal Melbourne Hospital ICU registrar Dr Mark Plummer has recently been awarded the top honour following successfully completing the College of Intensive Care Medicine (CICM) fellowship exam.

DonateLife Week 28 July - 4 August
29 July 2019

As home to the highest number of organ donors in Australia in 2018, the Royal Melbourne Hospital is proud to celebrate DonateLife Week.

vegetables in a wooden crate
19 July 2019

A Royal Melbourne Hospital dietitian has stressed that while healthy eating plays an important role in reducing risk of type 2 diabetes, it is just one of many factors involved.

16 July 2019

The Royal Melbourne Hospital is leading an international trial to investigate whether a CT scan is the best method in detecting early lung cancer.

close up of a blood test vial
11 July 2019

Most news items about Aboriginal health paint a dark story about the high rates of disease – not this one.