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Pandemic underlines need for diversity in health messaging

Pandemic underlines need for diversity in health messaging

September 23, 2020

Why it is important to have COVID-19 public health messaging to accommodate the linguistic diversity of Australia’s population?

Medical professionals have expressed concern over mental health, as Australia's second largest city - Melbourne - moves into the 12th week of

Fear and depression in locked-down Melbourne

September 23, 2020

Melbourne’s second lockdown has seen an increase in mental health issues, prompting concern from many of Australia’s leading medical experts.

Weight loss measure. Photo: (CC BY 2.0)

Concern over health impact of ‘iso weight’

September 21, 2020

Melbourne is looking at easing out of one of the world's longest coronavirus lockdowns. What impact will quarantine eating habits and a lack of outdoor physical exercise have on the long term health of Victorians?

Long distance relationships and flights continue to be grounded as COVID-19 remains a problem around the world. Photo: Courtesy Dyana Wing So/Unsplash

COVID-19 tough on long distance relationships

September 15, 2020

The coronavirus travel ban has put an end to reunions for couples in long distance relationships that ...

Collin Tukuitonga

Common enemy overcomes fragile Pacific regional unity – climate change

September 9, 2020

Six years on from being appointed head of the Pacific Community, Director-General Collin Tukuitonga,...

DRU’s animal sanctuary has approximately 30 acres of land where ‘residents’ can spend their days in comfort. Photo: Courtesy Emily Daly

Animal Rescue Sanctuary Opens Gates to Public

August 24, 2020

COVID-19 has affected industries in many different ways, with many facing an uncertain future, but one ...

Ekka@Loreto was created as a fun day for students and staff and featured farm-themed free dress. Photo: Courtesy Loreto College Coorparoo

Schools take COVID-safe approach to fundraising

August 18, 2020

School communities around the South East are having to come up with new and unusual ways to raise vital funds and generate community support thanks to the restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemi...

Angi Frentiu and her dog Radar wear Angi's matching mask and bandana set. Photo: Supplied by Angi Frentiu

Victorians in stitches over face covering requirement

August 17, 2020

With face masks mandatory in Victoria, some locals have been seizing the opportunity to profit and help others by sewing and selling home-made face coverings.


How covid-19 has undermined climate change initiatives in the Pacific

August 16, 2020

QUOTE: “Climate change may be slower but its momentum is enormous.” – Stuart Chape, Acting Dir...

Sound the alarm: Women losing sleep over gender inequality

Sound the alarm: Women losing sleep over gender inequality

August 10, 2020

The baby cries and Jessica Leski’s eyes snap open, adrenaline shooting through her body. Is he okay?...

Patient Lisa, Harry the ICU dog and nurse Claire Robertson.

Therapy dogs helping making life a little less ‘ruff’

July 29, 2020

It’s Friday afternoon and Harry has just clocked on for his weekly shift in the Intensive Care Unit...

Dr Rosie Gibson of Massey Wellington’s Sleep/Wake Research Clinic

Having Covid dreams? You’re not alone

July 1, 2020

Many people reported having unsettling dreams surrounding family members getting sick and being separated from loved ones, or strange dreams that make little sense.

University student journalism from Australia, NZ and the Pacific.