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University announces plan in response to COVID-19 pandemic
The University of Melbourne has announced its plan to combat an almost $1 billion revenue shortfall caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan was endorsed by University Council today.
Herbicide harming marsupial health and development, research finds
The health of wallabies and kangaroos is being affected by the herbicide, atrazine, which is used widely in Australia on cereal crops and in forestation to prevent weeds, according to new research.
University appoints inaugural Director of Indigenous Knowledge Institute
Experienced educator and leading scholar of Indigenous music Professor Aaron Corn has been appointed the inaugural Director of the University of Melbourne’s new Indigenous Knowledge Institute for world-leading research and partnerships concerning Indigenous knowledge.
Kids receiving ‘good enough’ mental health treatment do not improve
The majority of children and adolescents with mental health problems in Australia are not receiving the basic standard of treatment and those that are, do not actually improve, according to a new study.
Schools can do more to help students cope with trauma, says education report
Policymakers and schools are being urged to use social and emotional learning to help students cope with traumatic events, such as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the recent bushfires.
Obesity and overweight driving premature cardiovascular disease mortality, research finds
More Australians and Americans are dying from cardiovascular disease attributable to excess weight, particularly in younger people, new research finds.
New head lice treatment approved for use in USA
A new prescription head lice treatment, developed by University of Melbourne Associate Professor Vern Bowles, has been given Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, allowing it to be sold in the USA.
Disability workers face illness risk and uncertainty due to COVID-19, survey finds
Disability Support Workers (DSWs) are risking illness with minimal training during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, a new survey has found.
Coastal flooding set to get more frequent, threatening coastal life and 20 per cent of global GDP
Coastal flooding across the world is set to rise by around 50 per cent due to climate change in the next 80 years, endangering millions more people and trillions of US dollars more of coastal infrastructure, new research shows.