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Bushfires and COVID take their toll on new mums and babies

Almost seven-in-10 pregnant women and new mothers (65 per cent) in the ACT and southeast New South Wales say they were severely exposed to bushfire smoke in our recent summer.

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Almost seven-in-10 pregnant women and new mothers (65 per cent) in the ACT and southeast New South Wales say they were severely exposed to bushfire smoke in our recent summer.

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Dr Anna Olsen in front of graffiti wall.

News | 23 Oct 2020

Young scientists blooming with Tall Poppy Award

Four academics, Dr Tristan Reekie, Dr Larissa Schneider, Dr Aparna Lal and Dr Anna Olsen, have been recognised with prestigious ACT Young Tall Poppy Science Awards.

Rosemary Clifford

Analysis and opinion | 22 Oct 2020

‘I think I might be struggling’: how an eating disorder took over Rosemary’s life

Young Canberra Citizen of the Year, Rosemary Clifford, shares with us her mental health journey.

Stephanie Bazley

News | 19 Oct 2020

The talking cure: how contact tracers use 'great conversations' to stop the spread of coronavirus

Sometimes something can be both mundane, and very important.

News | 16 Oct 2020

Disease researcher’s quest for ‘magic bullet’ wins award

Professor Si Ming Man has been honoured with a $1.25 million dollar grant to advance our understanding of the immune system and find new ways to fight bacteria.

Keyboard with letters reading FAKE NEWS highlighted.

News | 15 Oct 2020

Handbook puts power in the hands of citizens to debunk fake

The battle against fake news has a powerful new tool, with leading experts across the globe penning a free new handbook describing the best ways to combat misinformation.

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Analysis and opinion | 13 Oct 2020

Budget funding for Beyond Blue and Headspace is welcome. But it may not help those who need it most

More funding for these organisations is a narrow approach. It favours those who are well-off, literate in English, urban, and have more easily-treated conditions.

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Analysis and opinion | 13 Oct 2020

New tricks? When COVID forces a bridge club online, what becomes of their community?

Third places – where people meet outside of work and home – foster a sense of belonging, particularly for retirees. COVID-19 restrictions shut them down, so can online communities fill the void?

Dr Amy Dawel is a cognitive and clinical psychologist at the Research School of Psychology at ANU. Image: Jamie Kidston

News | 7 Oct 2020

Money stress ‘worse than virus’ for mental health

Researchers found rates of people with clinical level anxiety and depression were double normal population levels during Australia’s initial lockdown in March.

News | 30 Sep 2020

E-cigarettes 'gateway' to smoking for non-smokers

Research led by ANU reviewed the worldwide evidence on e-cigarettes and smoking behaviour.

Research story | 29 Sep 2020

Researchers find that sugar is the solution for looking at platelets

Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have found a way to look through the walls of microchambers that are used to study thrombus (blood clot) formation using light sheet microscopy.

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