Health

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26 February 2015
A study that sequenced 100 pancreatic cancer genomes for the first time provides a new understanding of the disease’s origin and may help guide future treatment.
Dr Phoebe Phillips
23 February 2015
As a researcher working on new treatments for pancreatic cancer and the wife of a cancer survivor, Dr Phoebe Phillips knows better than most the importance of medical research.
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23 February 2015
If the key to reducing the health inequalities experienced by rural communities lies in better access to health care, then the federal government is treading a very delicate path, writes Damien Limberger.
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19 February 2015
The mental health issues faced by asylum seekers are exacerbated by the uncertainty and harsh conditions of detention, writes Karen Zwi.  
Professor Gordon Parker AO
19 February 2015
UNSW researchers have identified a distinctive brain signature in people with melancholic depression, supporting calls for its classification as a unique mood disorder type.  
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13 February 2015
Take care lovers, wherever you are, as Valentine’s Day can be a day of broken hearts and broken wallets, writes Lisa Williams.
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12 February 2015
A simple online tool developed with UNSW support will help bank staff combat the growing problem of financial abuse of people with dementia.
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05 February 2015
There are some important signs to look out for if you think your child might have a learning disability, write Sue O'Neill, Iva Strnadová and Terry Cumming.
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29 January 2015
Still Alice is a poignant window on the world of the millions of people living with Alzheimer’s disease and a powerful motivation in the quest for a cure, write Muireann Irish and Rebekah Ahmed.
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28 January 2015
Cancer screening is beneficial when it prevents people from dying. But using cancer survival rates to promote screening, as is often done, is misleading, write Katy Bell, Alexandra Barratt and Andrew Hayen.
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22 January 2015
A new assessment tool will help doctors and caregivers identify elderly patients who are likely to die within three months, enabling better end-of-life care, UNSW researchers say.
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22 January 2015
Scientists have identified five genetic variants that influence structures within the brain, a discovery that could help determine genetic processes that underlie neuropsychiatric diseases.
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19 January 2015
Why is it that we lose the information we have learnt? Is it still there but inaccessible, or is it gone forever, asks Amy Reichelt.
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15 January 2015
A landmark genetics study involving UNSW researchers offers new hope for patients with dilated cardiomyopathy, the most common reason for a heart transplant.
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13 January 2015
A world-first online registry launched by UNSW and the Randwick Hospitals Campus hopes to improve access to fertility preservation services for cancer patients. 
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08 January 2015
Temper tantrums, playground fights, or just seeming to delight in annoying others. Conduct problems in childhood can be a precursor of worse to come, writes Rhoshel Lenroot.
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02 January 2015
As West Africa’s Ebola outbreak claims more lives, two UNSW public health students are providing much needed practical support from Australia.
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17 December 2014
As the country reels from the Sydney siege and its unhappy end, many will be wondering what can be done for the survivors. The answer may be surprisingly little, write Zachary Steel and Grant Devilly.
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15 December 2014
Juvenile crime rates in the NSW town of Armidale have been halved over the past seven years, thanks to an innovative, community-based skills program aimed at 14- to 17-year-olds.
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12 December 2014
Rates of intracerebral haemorrhage, a common type of stroke, are in decline overall, but men, the elderly and people living in socio-economic disadvantage remain at risk, research shows.
Professor Rodney Phillips
10 December 2014
Professor Rodney Phillips, an eminent Australian academic who is currently a Vice-Dean of Medical Sciences at Oxford, has been appointed Dean of Medicine at UNSW.
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04 December 2014
Transcranial direct current stimulation delivered by an expert offers an effective and safe alternative treatment for depression, write Colleen Loo and Kerrie-Anne Ho.
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28 November 2014
The Kirby Insitute at UNSW has launched a feasibility study to examine whether HIV negative people can take combination drug therapy to reduce their risk of acquiring the virus.
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26 November 2014
Some of Australia's leading health professionals will share their thinking on cancer, neurodegeneration and mental health at the Third Annual Scientific Symposium of the Health-Science Alliance.
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26 November 2014
Medical graduate Brent O’Carrigan will use a $60,000-a-year Sir John Monash Scholarship to research the DNA of breast cancer at Cambridge University.

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