Health

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16 September 2014
Dust particles in the air may be more harmful to asthmatics than soot from one of Australia's main roadways, UNSW research shows.
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12 September 2014
UNSW’s best-ever Fellowship result demonstrates the relevance and application of the University’s medical research, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Les Field says.
Helen Christensen
12 September 2014
Suicide is as preventable as skin cancer. But despite initiatives like RUOK Day, we don't follow through with the right strategies, writes Helen Christensen.
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12 September 2014
By characterising healthcare reform as a simplistic fiscal balancing act, we are overlooking new opportunities to find significant budgetary savings while simultaneously improving the quality of care, write Louisa Jorm and Peter Smith.
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12 September 2014
An Australian-first research centre promises to realise the potential of big data to reduce the costs of healthcare while simultaneously improving the prevention and management of many diseases. 
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11 September 2014
UNSW’s Professor Maree Teesson has won a prestigious Australian Museum Eureka Prize for her outstanding mentorship of a team of young researchers.
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09 September 2014
Teenagers who use cannabis daily before the age of 17 are 60% less likely to complete high school and seven times more likely to attempt suicide than those who haven't used the drug, UNSW research shows.
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09 September 2014
Global guidelines in place to protect health workers treating Ebola in the field could be putting lives at risk, says UNSW infectious diseases expert Professor Raina MacIntyre.
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05 September 2014
Teenagers whose parents supply alcohol in adolescence are three times as likely to be drinking full serves of alcohol at 16 compared to teens in families that do not, a major NDARC study has found.
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02 September 2014
UNSW researchers are recruiting for a study that could reveal the drivers of aggression in boys, opening up new treatments to stem violent offenders in future generations. 
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02 September 2014
UNSW is to be the home of a new laboratory set up by Europe’s flagship life sciences institute with the aim of transforming medicine at the molecular level.
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28 August 2014
Detecting and treating patients before they have a cardiac arrest isn’t rocket science, but it’s a life saver, writes Ken Hillman.
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27 August 2014
A diet of junk food not only makes rats fat, it also reduces their appetite for novel foods and a balanced diet, UNSW research shows.
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22 August 2014
Professor Michelle Haber has won the NSW Cancer Institute's top honour for her ground-breaking translational research, which has led to increased survival rates for children with cancer.
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15 August 2014
Depression, alcohol and drug dependence are indiscriminate killers. It doesn’t matter how wealthy, funny or beautiful you are, write Katherine Mills, Frances Kay-Lambkin and Maree Teesson.
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14 August 2014
Research shows that even innocuous-sounding “talking therapies”  – counselling and psychotherapy  – can be harmful if aimed at the wrong people, writes Gordon Parker.
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13 August 2014
Researchers have found that in just four years the HPV vaccine has resulted in a dramatic drop in genital warts in young Australians of all backgrounds, a result that could herald good news for cervical cancer rates.
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06 August 2014
Twins Neeranjali and Swaranjali Jain have added another success to their names, jointly winning the Jamieson Award for graduate women.  
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05 August 2014
Far too much of our energy comes from nutritionally worthless junk foods and drinks pushed by the food industry, write Rosemary Stanton and Christina Pollard.
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24 July 2014
Are we inadvertently responsible for the high number of Australians dying through suicide in old age, asks Roderick McKay.
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24 July 2014
Annual HIV funding from developed to developing countries is about $US18 billion, however this is still about $US5 billion a year short of what’s required to sustain the gains of the last decade, writes William Bowtell.
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24 July 2014
Back pain has never been a health or research priority, despite the fact that 25 per cent of Australians suffer from it, write Chris Maher, Ian Harris and Rachelle Buchbinder.
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23 July 2014
In this video inteview with The Conversation, Michael Kirby, Visiting Professorial Fellow and patron of The Kirby Institute at UNSW, talks about how the law impacts HIV.
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23 July 2014
Despite significant achievements on the prevention front, a number of myths about HIV persist in the Australian community, writes Bridget Haire.
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21 July 2014
Joep Lange was a visionary leader and my friend. His legacy on HIV research will live on, but there remain huge hurdles. If Lange had any solutions they died with him over a field in eastern Ukraine, writes David Cooper.

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