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Here's how ANU space researchers will revolutionise fitness to fly tests

We are beginning to develop organ and organ system-level modelling and simulation tools that can assist healthcare providers better assess the fitness to fly of prospective space travellers.

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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.

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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.

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News | 18 Sep 2020

Misinformation spread by the tricks of our brains

The brain can be untrustworthy when it comes to deciphering fake news, and especially when headlines are repeated, presented with photos, or generally easy to imagine, experts from The Australia National University (ANU) have found.

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Career story | 1 Sep 2020

What the world needs now: how a master’s degree can make a difference

Equip yourself with the skills and qualifications you need, either to join the frontline battle against this pandemic, or to prevent the next.

Rosemary Clifford with award

News | 31 Jul 2020

ANU mental health advocate honoured

ANU PhD researcher, Rosemary Clifford whose work on mental health has helped more than 6,000 people has been recognised as the 2020 Young Canberra Citizen of the Year.

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News | 11 Jun 2020

Virtual connections can combat loneliness

Positive virtual contact with neighbours is a key antidote to feeling lonely, according to new research.

Analysis and opinion | 28 May 2020

Seeing is believing: how media mythbusting can actually make false beliefs stronger

Misinformation about coronavirus can have serious consequences.

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