Use Stage 4 wisely, or not at all
A University of Melbourne expert says if Stage 4 restrictions are introduced in Victoria to tackle a spike in COVID-19 cases, there has to be a worthy goal.
Victoria – are you up for elimination?
Australia's Victoria State should aim to eliminate COVID-19 with its new lockdown in response to this fresh outbreak, argues a University of Melbourne expert
The dynamics of disease
Professor Tony Blakely, a University of Melbourne epidemiologist and public health specialist, discusses COVID-19 infection control models and exit strategies.
The COVID-19 treatment trials that ‘learn as they go’
Innovative COVID-19 treatment trials enable us to hone in on most promising treatments, saving time and possibly lives, explain University of Melbourne experts.
COVID-19 and containment: A dual burden for India
Could COVID-19 lockdowns in India do more harm than the pandemic given an already vulnerable population? A University of Melbourne expert does the numbers
Tuberculosis: Still a major killer
University of Melbourne researchers estimate for first time the burden of tuberculosis on adolescents and young adults, a group often ignored in disease control
Coming to grips with a ‘silent killer’
Infectious diseases expert Dr Ben Cowie on why viral hepatitis is fast becoming a hidden epidemic with significant public health consequences.
How attitudes disable
Social epidemiologist Eric Emerson argues we've yet to grasp how disability arises not from impairment but from the interaction between health and our society.
Meditating on our health
Evidence that mindfulness techniques can improve our health is mounting and it may be time to start mainstreaming it in our health system.