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Keeping our aged citizens safe from ‘superbug’ attacks

Failing to contain ‘superbugs’ across nursing homes can have serious consequences, with the elderly highly vulnerable to deadly illness. A new national trial aiming to address this major health problem has received $2.3 million in

Medicine & health

Aussie schools get pass mark from public...but plenty of suggestions for improvement

Australians think their schools are doing pretty well, findings in a new national survey by Monash University show.

Learning & teaching

Rainfall and temperature predict bird colouration, study finds

An international study led by a Monash University ornithologist has found variation in rainfall and temperature can affect the colours of birds.

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The silent risks of electric vehicles: how do we ensure pedestrian safety?

The growing popularity of electric cars presents an increasing risk to the visually impaired.

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Monash plants seeds to improve farming practices

Monash University engineers are working with Australian farmers to help them improve irrigation practices by using autonomous drone technology.

Engineering & technology
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Metaphors be with you: what Reagan’s Star Wars tells us about Trump’s wall

President Trump’s proposed wall on the US-Mexico border is more symbol than substance – just like Reagan's Star Wars program.

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America's opioid epidemic is starting to hit Australia's shores

The drug epidemic that's claimed thousands of lives in the US is swiftly becoming a threat to the health of many Australians.

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Physical restraint doesn't protect patients – there are better alternatives

Regulating physical restraint of the elderly in nursing homes is a step in the right direction, but more still needs to be done to educate the sector on alternatives.

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