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  1. 21 April 2021 - Business & Economics

    Competition isn’t improving the aged care sector

    A University of Melbourne study finds more competition is not associated with better quality of care or lower prices in aged care, prompting policy reform.

  2. 11 April 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    Yes, older people are having sex – we need to talk about it

    Sexually transmitted infection rates are growing faster among older Australians than younger – we need tailored information, say University of Melbourne experts

  3. 21 January 2021 - Engineering & Technology

    Predicting risk of spinal fracture using bioengineering

    A first-of-its-kind predictive tool has been developed for spinal fracture in people who have osteoporosis, by a research team including University of Melbourne

  4. 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.

  5. 22 September 2020 - Health & Medicine

    Diagnosing dementia in younger people

    A diagnosis of younger-onset dementia can be devastating, but specialist services can provide clarity and support, faster, says a University of Melbourne expert

  6. 11 September 2020 - Humanities

    Living in the crosshairs of COVID-19

    It’s not a pleasant prospect to die from COVID-19, but a University of Melbourne expert ponders the State and Commonwealth decisions that may cost him his life.

  7. 4 August 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Dealing with COVID-19 in aged care

    Communication and connection are critical in addressing COVID-19 outbreaks and lockdown in Victoria’s aged care facilities, says University of Melbourne expert

  8. 30 July 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Why we should worry more about anxiety in older adults

    COVID-19 has caused particular psychological stress to older adults, University of Melbourne experts say we need to know more about anxiety, a 'silent killer'.

  9. 30 June 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Is there a science to staying alive longer?

    A new book by a University of Melbourne expert applies the science of longevity to everyday life and how the daily decisions we make now can help us live longer

  10. 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