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  1. 20 September 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Inactive kids at risk of falls and fractures in old age

    Sedentary children face a higher risk of osteoporosis in old age, due to lower bone density and poor executive function, say University of Melbourne researchers

  2. 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.

  3. 25 July 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    ‘Rusty’ brains linked to Alzheimer’s

    University of Melbourne researchers have discovered high iron levels in the brain play an important role in the onset of Alzheimer's.

  4. 6 July 2017 - Engineering & Technology

    Ageing in a virtual world

    A team of older people is helping University of Melbourne researchers develop virtual reality technology to encourage social participation and healthy ageing.

  5. 29 June 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Surviving menopause with some (self) kindness

    Menopausal symptoms like hot flushes can be managed with self-compassion, using approaches like mindfulness, according to University of Melbourne research.

  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. Podcast5 May 2017 - Up Close

    Staying healthy in old age

    Geriatrician Andrea Maier from the University of Melbourne on the cellular basis of ageing and how to change the script.

  8. 6 March 2017 - Inside Business

    The challenge and opportunity of an ageing workforce

    For the first time, we have four generations working together. We need to work out how to deal with the challenges and opportunities this brings.

  9. Podcast21 October 2016 - Up Close

    Ageing workers: Old and in the way?

    Legal scholar Mia Rönnmar joins host Lynne Haultain for an international perspective on the place and plight of older workers in the workplace.

  10. 7 October 2016 - Inside Business

    Ford workers need chance to shift gear

    At an average age of 50, the Ford workers losing their jobs at Broadmeadows and Geelong have transferrable skills, but employers need to give them a chance.