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  1. 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.

  2. 25 June 2017 - Health & Medicine

    Helping sexual violence survivors heal needs understanding

    A University of Melbourne report recommends more co-operation between mental health and sexual violence services to provide better support for survivors.

  3. 20 June 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Safe at home or sitting target?

    Family violence is a major cause of homelessness, and University of Melbourne researchers have found those women trying to stay at home face higher safety risks

  4. Podcast23 May 2017 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Disabling ableism

    University of Melbourne Professor Anne Kavanagh shares how changes in her own life led her to challenge perceptions of disability in society.

  5. 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.

  6. 16 May 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    The unhealthy habits killing Australian women

    A University of Melbourne study finds over 70% of Australian women don't eat healthily and don't exercise, putting them at risk of heart disease and dementia.

  7. 7 December 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    Emerging voices: Family violence in immigrant and refugee communities

    Abusers use cultural and physical isolation to stop immigrant and refugee women seeking help, a study of family violence survivors from 20 countries shows.

  8. 27 June 2016 - Under the Microscope

    Stepping up to the challenge of domestic violence

    Professor Kelsey Hegarty is working closely with health practitioners to recognise domestic violence as a health issue, so they can intervene and help

  9. 27 January 2016 - Under the Microscope

    Raising our voice against domestic violence

    A global campaign and the power of a survivor's voice pushed domestic violence, once silent and hidden, into the public space surprising even experts.

  10. 19 January 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    Acupuncture treats hot flushes – but there’s a catch

    A study of acupuncture treatments for women suffering hot flushes has found they do have benefits, but both the fake and real treatments were equally effective.