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  1. 3 May 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    Hope in the darkness

    India’s COVID-19 second wave is a humanitarian disaster but vaccines and doing what we now know works can turn the tide, says University of Melbourne expert

  2. Podcast28 April 2021 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Mindfulness is everywhere, but what actually is it?

    University of Melbourne psychologist Dr Nicholas Van Dam explains that despite it being mentioned everywhere, mindfulness isn't what many of us think it is.

  3. 20 April 2021 - Health & Medicine

    The moral status of human-monkey chimeras

    As scientists create a human-monkey chimera, University of Melbourne experts say the research raises the ethical issue of how should we treat other life forms.

  4. 19 April 2021 - Health & Medicine

    An unexpected upside of COVID

    A University of Melbourne expert says for many with chronic illness, the shift to telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic gives them more freedom and control.

  5. 13 April 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    Web-based exercise program improves knee arthritis therapy

    A new online exercise program, developed by the University of Melbourne, can help people with knee osteoarthritis to reduce knee pain and improve function

  6. 11 April 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    Yes, older people are having sex – we need to talk about it

    Sexually transmitted infection rates are growing faster among older Australians than younger – we need tailored information, say University of Melbourne experts

  7. 7 April 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    Victorian kids’ mental health hit hardest during 2020

    The pandemic affected the mental health of young Victorian children more than those in other states in 2020 says study including University of Melbourne experts

  8. 31 March 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    Charting our way back to normal

    A new web tool weighs the costs and benefits of different policy responses as Australia charts way to post-COVID-19 normal, say University of Melbourne experts

  9. 30 March 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    Building togetherness in the face of disaster

    A ten year University of Melbourne study into the Black Saturday bushfires highlights importance of community and connection in a lesson for future disasters