Health & Medicine

Teddy Bear Hospital helps dispel illness anxiety in children

Volume 10 Number 4 April 14 - May 11 2014

 

Medical students are enlisting teddy bears to teach sick children that a visit to hospital might not be as unpleasant as expected. Annie Rahilly reports.

Why do our eyelids twitch?

Volume 10 Number 3 March 10 - April 13 2014

 

Have you ever had one of those annoying eyelid twitches that can last for a couple of days? Andi Horvath explains the condition.

Alumna is Victorian Senior Australian of the Year

Volume 10 Number 3 March 10 - April 13 2014

 

Chris Weaver talks to University Alumna and Victorian Senior Australian of the Year Dr Christine Durham about her book, Chasing Ideas: The fun of freeing your child’s imagination and the accident which changed her life. 

Are we there yet?

Volume 10 Number 3 March 10 - April 13 2014

 

More than 100 years after the first International Women’s Day, in 1911, Australian women still face serious problems. The national rates of family violence are terrifying, and gender equity in the workplace is an ongoing battle. Zoe Nikakis explores the issues. 

Containing infection in Zambian prisons

Volume 10 Number 2 February 10 - March 9 2014

 

Stuart Winthrope speaks with a researcher helping to provide access to health care and prevention in Zambia’s prisons.

Mentally healthy communities, on and offline

Volume 10 Number 2 February 10 - March 9 2014

 

From video games to cybersafety iPhone apps, the development of technology-based resources presents an unprecedented opportunity to tailor mental health programs to engage young people online, according to Associate Professor Jane Burns. Elizabeth Brumby reports.

Early childhood education under qualifications threat

Volume 10 Number 2 February 10 - March 9 2014

 

Early Childhood Education Associate Professor Kay Margetts writes that the quality of education for children in care and pre-school is under threat by changes to the qualification requirements of staff.

Surprised by growth

Volume 10 Number 2 February 10 - March 9 2014

 

On the fifth anniversary of the Black Saturday bushfires, a survivor-initiated project is seeking to document personal accounts of post-traumatic growth, and widen the net of support for those affected. By Katherine Smith.

The truth about soap

Volume 10 Number 1 January 13 - February 9 2014

 

Andi Horvath asks microbiologist Elizabeth Hartland about the pros and cons of the soap you encounter in public facilities, and how soap works in relation to infection control.

Identically different: you are not your twin

Volume 10 Number 1 January 13 - February 9 2014

 

Liz Banks-Anderson explores the bonds that link identical twins, and the reasons twins have different health profiles despite their identical genes. 

New GP teaching facility for north-west Melbourne growth corridor

Volume 10 Number 1 January 13 - February 9 2014

 

Opportunities for the training of general practitioners have been extended with the establishment of new teaching facilities in Melbourne’s fast-growing northern and western suburbs. By Annie Rahilly.

Getting better, and back into learning

Volume 10 Number 1 January 13 - February 9 2014

 

Three Masters of Teaching students have received a Dreamlarge grant from the University to create a film festival that engages school-aged patients at the Royal Children’s Hospital. By Catriona May.