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Children report increased anxiety, trauma from Hazelwood mine fire

On 9 February 2014, the open-cut brown coal mine servicing the Hazelwood power station in the Latrobe Valley caught fire due to nearby bushfires. The coal mine fire burned for 45 days, covering Morwell and other communities across the Latrobe

Rural Health 15 September, 2020

We never considered abandoning our posts

Fourth year Monash University medical student, Emma Whittington is one of nine students who all chose to continue their studies in Swan Hill in an effort to boost the local health workforce in the face of COVID-19.

Rural Health 10 September, 2020

Medical students commit to rural placements

What has it been like being a medical student in rural Victoria during a pandemic? Particularly now that the regions seem to be experiencing the pandemic for the first time.

Rural Health 1 September, 2020

Children of the Pandemic – less likely to be infected but more likely to suffer mental health issues, report of 1000 GP practices warns

Only 2% of children who contract COVID-19 are admitted to hospital.  While COVID-19 appears to have less effect on children, a comprehensive analysis of data from more than 1000 general practices in NSW and Victoria since the beginning

Research 31 August, 2020

Isolation Vibrations: Monash Medical Orchestra United Over Distance

The Monash Medical Orchestra (MMO) have united to keep the music going with their recent virtual performance of a renown classic to great success.

Medicine 26 August, 2020

Monash Alumni Feature in Rural Health Podcast

To date, 18 alumni have featured in the Doctor What? Doctor Where? Stories of Rural Medicine podcast.

Rural Health 13 August, 2020

Student helps develop palliative care tools

Madeleine Tickle’s scholarly intensive placement coordinator was a little concerned that she was neglecting her project and spending too much time getting clinical experience.

Rural Health 9 July, 2020

Anaesthetics audit gives student experience in pain medicine

At the end of her scholarly intensive placement, final year medical student Amy Dai, stood before the entire anaesthetics department at Bendigo Health and presented the results of her audit.

Rural Health 9 July, 2020

Flu and pneumonia deaths in March may be indicative of early misdiagnosed COVID-19 deaths

Dr Rebecca Kippen, Associate Professor of Demography from Monash University’s School of Rural Health spoke to 3AW about new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics that shows there was a spike in flu and pneumonia deaths in Australia

Rural Health 30 June, 2020