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Health & Wellbeing

From personalised health to public policy: the latest in medical and wellbeing research and innovation.

  1. 26 March 2020 – COVID-19, Coronavirus, Healthcare, Poverty, Social Welfare

    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'.

  2. 24 March 2020 – Ageing, Australia, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Elderly

    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.

  3. 23 March 2020 – Australia, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Modelling, Pandemic

    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.

  4. 20 March 2020 – Australia, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Health, Pandemic

    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.

  5. 19 March 2020 – COVID-19, Coronavirus, Indigenous Health, Infectious diseases, Public Health

    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.

  6. 19 March 2020 – COVID-19, Coronavirus, Mental Health, Pandemic, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

    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

  7. 16 March 2020 – Domestic Violence, Media, Social Work, Violence Against Women

    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

  8. 13 March 2020 – Disease, Drug Development, Drug Resistance, Malaria, Mosquitoes

    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.

  9. 11 March 2020 – United Nations Population Fund, Violence Against Women, Women's Health, Women's Rights

    Where are all the missing girls?

    A bias for sons in patriarchal societies has skewed birth ratios and 126 million women are missing; University of Melbourne experts explain how we can fix it.