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Opinion: Should all aged-care residents with COVID-19 be moved to hospital? Probably, but there are drawbacks too

COVID-19 is continuing to devastate Victorian aged-care homes, with 1,435 active cases now linked to the sector, and at least 130 residents having died.


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Opinion: ‘Uprooting, no matter how small a plant you are, is a trauma’: older women renters are struggling

Older women renters are struggling in an insecure and unaffordable rental housing market. A combination of high rents and low incomes leaves many living in substandard housing.


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Opinion: COVID-19 pandemic shows why infant formula donations are dangerous and how breastfeeding protects infants

When emergencies occur, including in the current COVID-19 pandemic, people want to help mothers and babies. Sometimes they respond by making donations of infant formula.


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Opinion: Don’t know what day it is or who said what at the last meeting? Blame the coronavirus

We are all living through a major historical event, a once-in-a-century pandemic that has radically changed how we work, learn, travel, socialise and spend our free time.


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Expert: U.S guidelines confirm Australian parents may be introducing unhealthy foods too early

New infant feeding guidelines released by the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee in the United States provide further evidence that Australian parents may be introducing foods to their children too early.


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Expert: COVID-19 has prompted a return to breastfeeding

An expert in infant feeding during emergencies has highlighted the impact of COVID-19 on new mums, who are placing increasing importance on breastfeeding during the pandemic.


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Opinion: Grandparent-grandchildren video calls are vital during COVID-19. Here are simple ways to improve them

COVID-19 has seen a huge increase in video calling as we try to socially distance but still stay in touch.


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Opinion: Rising coronavirus cases among Victorian health workers could threaten our pandemic response

Over the past week, we’ve seen a spike in the number of COVID-19 infections among health-care workers in Victoria.



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