Health & Medicine
COVID-19 can reframe health politics
A University of Melbourne expert says COVID-19 highlights our capacity to improve health outcomes and exposes our acceptance of suffering for ‘affordability'.
Protecting our ageing population from COVID-19
While Australia works to prevent the spread of COVID-19, University of Melbourne experts remind us there are extra health considerations for older Australians.
The maths and ethics of minimising COVID-19 deaths
A University of Melbourne experts says the government must factor in the maths and ethics of either flattening the curve or an eradication endgame for COVID-19.
How to take care of yourself if you have COVID-19
If you have tested positive for COVID-19, a University of Melbourne experts says there are some steps you can take to make your isolation more comfortable.
Schools must provide soap to maintain basic hygiene
Good hygiene is essential to stopping germs like the COVID-19 virus, but soap is not provided as standard in all schools say University of Melbourne experts.
What is COVID-19 doing to our mental health?
The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting people's mental wellbeing. But a University of Melbourne expert says we can all take steps to keep ourselves mentally healthy
Shaping the brain: Before, during and after birth
Neurologist Professor Tracy Bale looks at how our life experiences can be transmitted biologically to the next generation and how that shapes our unique brains.
No place for ‘good bloke’ excuse
Media coverage of domestic violence is important and must be responsible if it is to avoid fuelling or excusing violence say University of Melbourne experts
Double hit to malaria from new drug candidate
New antimalarial compounds target two molecules involved in critical stages of the parasite’s life cycle, finds new research including University of Melbourne.