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  • Professor Cassandra Szoeke

    Director, Women’s Healthy Ageing Project, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne

  1. 20 December 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Why the number of dementia cases has doubled

    Dementia cases have doubled over the past 25 years, creating a huge health burden; a University of Melbourne expert says we all need to act on new health advice

  2. 18 October 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    How good cholesterol can keep women’s brains healthy

    New University of Melbourne research finds that good cholesterol and a balanced lifestyle impacts on the structure of a woman’s brain to ward off dementia.

  3. 31 December 2017 - Humanities

    Part 2: 2018 Summer reading

    Reading a good book recommendation can be a true gift - here's Part 2 of our recommended reading list from University of Melbourne experts.

  4. 12 December 2017 - Health & Medicine

    Can sunshine help your brain?

    New University of Melbourne research suggests adequate Vitamin D in midlife may help women maintain at least some of their brain power as they age.

  5. 24 August 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    It’s a fact: Women get better with age

    New research from the University of Melbourne finds that women get happier as they get older: with negative mood and depressive moods decreasing after 50.

  6. Podcast19 May 2017 - Up Close

    What’s killing women?

    Population health researcher Professor Cassandra Szoeke outlines what ails women as they grow older, and how men differ from women in age-related diseases.

  7. 16 May 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    The unhealthy habits killing Australian women

    A University of Melbourne study finds over 70% of Australian women don't eat healthily and don't exercise, putting them at risk of heart disease and dementia.

  8. 8 June 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    Exercising in middle age can save your memory later

    Regular exercise in middle age is the best lifestyle change a person can make to prevent cognitive decline in later years, a landmark 20-year study has found.

  9. 12 November 2015 - Health & Wellbeing

    Crowded house as kids fail to launch

    Children who fail to launch - those who never leave home - and their "boomerang" counterparts are changing the dynamics of the family home worldwide.