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National approach “urgently needed’ for smoke pollution

Experts are calling for an independent national expert committee on air pollution and health protection to be urgently established.

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Analysis and opinion | 5 Feb 2020

Universities are key to meeting our climate change challenge

Australia's bushfires are the canary in the coal mine when it comes to climate change, writes Brian Schmidt. Here's how universities can act.

Analysis and opinion | 8 Jan 2020

Hot and bothered: heat affects all of us, but older people face the highest health risks

Heat is the natural hazard associated with the highest mortality in Australia. When heatwaves occur, the death toll routinely reaches into the hundreds.

Student blog | 8 Jan 2020

Travel journal: learning on country

Students taking part in a new ANU Research School of Biology program have enjoyed an eye-opening experience in the Top End.

Analysis and opinion | 24 Dec 2019

Your first point of contact and your partner in recovery: the GP's role in mental health care

GPs see 88% of the Australian population every year, putting us in a unique position in the health system to work with people with mental health concerns.

Analysis and opinion | 24 Dec 2019

How a rethink of emergency care is closing the gap, one person at a time

Emergency departments can be structured in innovative ways to make a much bigger difference.

News | 10 Dec 2019

Pill testing trial backed by independent review

A “trailblazing” trial run in the ACT, making pill testing available to festival goers, has been endorsed by an independent evaluation report.

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Academic profile | 9 Dec 2019

Building a healthier future for Asia and the Pacific

Health outcomes in Asia and the Pacific have improved dramatically in the past 50 years, but Dr Patrick Osewe warns that now is not the time for complacency.

News | 4 Dec 2019

Calls to curb infant formula’s carbon footprint

Urgent action is needed to protect breastfeeding and reduce formula’s carbon footprint – especially for “unnecessary” toddler milks, according to ANU expert.

Student profile | 11 Nov 2019

A Rhodes Scholar on her path to change the World, one protein at a time

Soon-to-be Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) graduate, Emily Rowland, has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship.

News | 1 Nov 2019

Former health minister joins ANU

Former ACT Health Minister Meegan Fitzharris will help health leaders develop high-level skills to keep Australians well as part of a new role at the ANU.

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