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  1. Podcast1 April 2020 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Our flesh after fifty

    Professor of gynaecology Martha Hickey explains how a new exhibition, Flesh after Fifty, came about and its celebration of positive images of older women in art

  2. 24 March 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    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. 13 March 2020 - Science Matters

    Why do small dogs live longer than big dogs?

    Larger animals tend to live longer than smaller ones, but within the dog kingdom it pays to be small. A University of Melbourne expert explains what's going on.

  4. 26 February 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    A hearing aid could help your brain

    Hearing loss and cognitive decline are linked, but new University of Melbourne research finds that using a hearing aid may help delay this decline.

  5. 31 July 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Nourishing old age

    A lack of protein served in aged care is putting residents at risk of malnutrition but University of Melbourne study shows improving menus pays off for everyone

  6. 19 June 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Where we die matters, so let’s talk

    University of Melbourne research highlights the importance of discussions about place of care and place of death for terminally ill patients and their families.

  7. 28 February 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Museums: They’re good for your health

    University of Melbourne research finds that visiting museums and other cultural venues can help older Australians with their mental and physical wellbeing.

  8. 26 February 2019 - Under the Microscope

    Empowering everyone to improve their own health

    A University of Melbourne expert designs and evaluates behaviour change interventions. Now he's in Australia, aiming to improve the population's health here.

  9. 12 December 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Why is no-one talking about safe sex for the over 60s?

    University of Melbourne researchers are working on a tool to help GPs discuss sexual health with their older patients, who are experiencing an increase in STIs.

  10. 10 October 2018 - Inside Business

    We need another revolution in the march to good health

    A University of Melbourne expert says healthcare in the Western world is at a tipping point as populations age; data is our greatest hope to face the challenge.