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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.

“There is a cultural problem in medicine of perfection,” says Dr Kieran Allen, a psychiatry registrar with Monash Health. Image: Shutterstock

Behind the mask, the toll on doctors of a not-so-caring profession

June 11, 2020

The images are everywhere – doctors being heroic and stoic; tearful and angry; tireless and exhausted. The COVID-19 pandemic has allowed a glimpse into the often overlooked pressures of the medical profession.

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, in 2017-18 two thirds of Australians over 18 were overweight or obese.

Australia battles with obesity

June 10, 2020

Australians are becoming larger and increasingly unhealthy, with the country’s obesity-related deaths also rising.

There are over 100 job vacancies in health departments across country Victoria with rural towns struggling to attract doctors.

Solving Australia’s rural GP shortage

June 5, 2020

There are currently over 100 job vacancies listed with the Rural Workforce Agency for GPs in Vic's regional area.

Children who need respite or foster care are facing extra pressures during the coronavirus lockdown.

Virus poses an extra threat for vulnerable children

June 5, 2020

Children who need respite or foster care are facing extra pressures during the coronavirus lockdown, while a key role played by teachers is unavailable to vulnerable children.

Swinburne researchers are looking at what happens to our health and our lives when we are cut off from face-to-face communication with the people we love.

Loneliness and the lockdown: measuring the impact of being alone

June 5, 2020

Swinburne researchers are looking at what happens to our health and our lives when we are cut off from face-to-face communication with the people we love. Millicent Spencer reports.

Genetics the key to butting out smoking

June 3, 2020

Scientists have uncovered a clue that may help smokers quit the habit - but what works best, all depends...

Novel Augmented Reality Technology To Help Teens Struggling with Anxiety. Photo Credit: David Grandmougin on Unsplash

Virtual reality revolution for mental health treatment

June 3, 2020

Augmented reality could help treat a growing “mental health pandemic” among Australian teenagers,...

Trials have begun with Alcolizer's newest technology, with multiple examples being produced.
Photo credit: Alcolizer

Handheld coronavirus testing kit set for production

June 2, 2020

A small WA company is taking on a big role in Australia’s fight against coronavirus. With more than...

Courtney Schiffke recovers in hospital after surgery for endometriosis removal.

The endless battle against Endometriosis

June 2, 2020

A diagnosis for Endometriosis can take anywhere from five to 10 years.

Percentage of revenue from international students at Victorian universities. Source: the Mitchell Institute

Report finds international students contribute billions to Australia’s economy

May 30, 2020

With the loss of billions in foreign student tuition fees, it's not just the higher education sector that will feel the pain.

Picture: Insung Yoon via Unsplash

What it’s like to live with a fear of having kids

May 28, 2020

Never heard of tokophobia? Read about the women who fear pregnancy.

University student journalism from Australia, NZ and the Pacific.
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