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  1. 19 April 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    From jail cell to emergency room: Too many injuries after release from prison

    University of Melbourne research finds those released from Australian prisons who have mental illness & substance use problems are more likely to suffer injury.

  2. 5 April 2018 - Inside Business

    Treating depression to economically empower mothers

    A University of Melbourne evaluation has shown cognitive behavioural therapy for women with perinatal depression in Pakistan can be economically empowering.

  3. 15 March 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Friends in need are friends indeed

    Groups of friends, not a single best friend, boosts the resilience of kids in the face of bullying says Murdoch Children's and University of Melbourne research.

  4. Podcast12 March 2018 - The Policy Shop

    Does Australia have a gambling problem?

    This episode of the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast consider the extent of Australia's problem gambling problem, and policy options to address it.

  5. 22 December 2017 - Go Figure

    Do you really get sick as soon as you go on holiday?

    Does it ever seem that as soon as you take a break, you get sick? University of Melbourne experts look at some of the reasons it feels this way.

  6. 17 December 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Helping high anxiety on holiday

    Holidays are fun, but can be a struggle for the one in seven Australians suffering anxiety - a University of Melbourne expert gives some festive advice.

  7. 4 December 2017 - Engineering & Technology

    4 ways tech can help your mental health

    The headlines say digital technology is bad for our mental health, but University of Melbourne research finds new tech could provide future tools for treatment.

  8. 11 October 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    What is mindfulness? Nobody really knows, and that’s a problem

    Mindfulness is all the rage in mainstream Western culture, but University of Melbourne research raises questions over how poorly defined and researched it is.

  9. 10 October 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Kids’ sleep a key indicator of wellbeing

    The ABC's massive children's happiness survey reveals that sleep is a key indicator of a child's wellbeing, according to University of Melbourne analysis

  10. 5 October 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Getting sick in space on the way to Mars

    On the long, deep-space journey to Mars, humans will face unique health risks - but a University of Melbourne expert says the solutions are closer than we think