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  1. Podcast25 November 2020 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    The science of coughing

    Coughing is a human defensive reflex - it keeps our airways clear - but Professor Stuart Mazzone explains the difference between a good cough and a bad cough.

  2. 25 November 2020 - Health & Medicine

    The Indigenous eye-care gap is closing, but not fast enough

    The Indigenous community-led approach to COVID-19 is a lesson in closing the gap on vision but government support is needed, say University of Melbourne experts

  3. 21 November 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Food Health Star labels are driving healthier products

    Food health labels improve the nutrition of packaged products but they must be compulsory to make a bigger difference, finds a University of Melbourne-led study

  4. 18 November 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Under pressure

    A University of Melbourne expert says 2020 has highlighted the crucial role of nurses in managing pressure wounds, or bed sores, especially in COVID-19 patients

  5. 18 November 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Hooking up in lockdown

    A new University of Melbourne study shows how COVID-19 lockdown impacted sexual behaviour, highlighting sexual and reproductive health services are still needed

  6. 16 November 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Transforming the aged care crisis

    The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need to support older people’s desire to live and thrive in their own community say University of Melbourne experts.

  7. 13 November 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    The science of supporting others

    University of Melbourne experts provide six evidence-based tips for providing support in times of extreme change –finding our ‘COVID normal'.

  8. 8 November 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Do new doctors get enough child health experience?

    Many new doctors entering General Practice seem to lack confidence dealing with child mental health and behaviour problems says University of Melbourne research

  9. 9 November 2020 - Science Matters

    New drug target for sugar-coated viruses

    New research including University of Melbourne shows targeting sugar production in human cells has potential for broad-spectrum drugs against viruses.