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  1. 21 July 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  2. 9 July 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    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

  3. Podcast29 April 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  4. 22 April 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  5. 6 April 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    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

  6. 23 March 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    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

  7. Podcast8 September 2017 - Up Close

    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.

  8. Podcast28 July 2017 - Up Close

    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.

  9. 9 May 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.