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travel December 16, 2017

Rome’s Ghetto

As a regular visitor to Rome, the author  finds the gloss taken off her romantic notions of the city by the discovery of a relative’s brutal wartime death at the hands of the SS and local Fascists.

health December 15, 2017

Virtual reality and dementia

Using gaming technology to transport carers and family members into the mind of a dementia patient is revolutionising understanding of this debilitating degenerative condition.

life December 9, 2017

Heatwaves, infrastructure and resilient cities

Summer heatwaves can trigger a domino effect of infrastructure failures in major cities. So, how resilient are Melbourne and Sydney?

education December 9, 2017

Boys’ behaviour and teaching challenges

Behavioural problems in young boys are contributing to increasing numbers falling behind academically, which can cascade into emotional and mental health issues later in life.

travel December 2, 2017

Lewes Bonfire

The rival bonfire societies of Lewes, East Sussex, vie to deliver the biggest spectacle of fireworks, costumed processions and burning effigies, in a working-class festival of rebellion.

health December 2, 2017

Early detection key for dyslexia

It is hoped a new federal initiative for early detection of dyslexia will deliver a better education for those with learning difficulties, as well as avoid the stigma that can lead to mental health problems.

health November 25, 2017

Online mental health services

Online mental health services, including self-guided tools and live therapy sessions, address problems of access for people in rural and remote areas as well as cost-effectiveness of treatment.

travel November 18, 2017

Street art in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Street artists in Banja Luka are lobbying the EU to have the city in Bosnia and Herzegovina deemed the European Capital of Culture in 2024, to help the region overcome its association with civil war.

health November 18, 2017

Early menopause and fertility-related genetic conditions

Large numbers of younger women are being told they’ve undergone early menopause, but some medical experts are concerned the diagnosis is far too simplistic.

travel November 11, 2017

Manila American Cemetery

On a holiday to the Philippines, the author finds herself drawn to visit a memorial to wartime dead – here, the Manila American Cemetery – for reasons personal and universal.

fashion November 11, 2017

Verner’s small print

Stepping back from the traditional model of ever-expanding business has allowed Melbourne designer Ingrid Verner to create a boutique label that is a labour of love.