Health

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14 April 2014
In a step forward for patient safety, a new electronic “safety net” for hospital medical tests has had significant success, with no results going missing under the new system. 
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10 April 2014
The percentage of Australian teenagers choosing not to drink alcohol rose significantly in the ten years to 2010, new research shows.
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03 April 2014
Bowel cancer claims more Australian lives than either prostate or breast cancer, yet it is largely preventable. So why are awareness and funding so low, asks Graham Newstead. 
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28 March 2014
The number of illicit drug retailers selling to Australia on underground websites increased significantly in 2013, according to the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at UNSW. 
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21 March 2014
UNSW Scientia Professor David Cooper has been recognised as a medical luminary by the Medical Journal of Australia.
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17 March 2014
Some of the world’s leading neurosurgeons, neurologists, psychiatrists and health care professionals are in Sydney for the World Congress of the Society of Brain Mapping and Therapeutics.
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17 March 2014
The success of Australia’s multi-million dollar vaccination programs is compromised, with pockets of the population remaining at risk, according to a new report. 
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17 March 2014
Early indications suggest we could be facing a severe flu season, which means people in at-risk groups should get vaccinated as soon as possible, writes Raina MacIntyre. 
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12 March 2014
The best way to protect people from alcohol-fuelled violence is to take a collaborative approach between communities and governments supported by research-based evidence, writes Anthony Shakeshaft. 
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07 March 2014
UNSW's Kirby Institute welcomes early results from the PARTNER study, which has found that HIV positive gay men who are on anti-retoviral treatment and have an undetectable viral load are not transmitting HIV to their partners.
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06 March 2014
UNSW researchers have already discovered a molecule that holds promise as a drug target for progressive MS, now they hope to put the research into practice, thanks to new funding.
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03 March 2014
The unique partnership between Professor Peter Gunning and The Kids’ Cancer Project is leading to a new treatment for children fighting childhood cancer, as featured on ABC TV’s Australian Story. VIDEO
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28 February 2014
UNSW’s Dr Kerrie McDonald has made an impassioned plea for more funding for research into brain tumours and for a more personalised approach to care.
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27 February 2014
Steroid abuse is associated with increased risk of heart disease in otherwise healthy young men, an Australian study of deaths involving the drugs has found. 
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20 February 2014
For more than a decade now, we have been promised that genetic knowledge would personalise our health care. Support for this future vision has been unwavering, despite its slow progress, writes Robyn Ward.
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18 February 2014
UNSW has won $22.8 million in National Health and Medical Research Council grants, the second largest amount Australia-wide and far ahead of any other university in the State. 
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14 February 2014
UNSW has performed strongly in the latest analysis by the federal government of the impact of its health and medical research funding.
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14 February 2014
The variability of herbal therapies from batch to batch means gathering reliable evidence of effectiveness is almost impossible, writes Susan Walters.  
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14 February 2014
Fewer drug cheats at the Winter Olympics? Or are Winter Olympians simply better at beating the tests, asks Jason Mazanov.
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07 February 2014
Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death has caused old heroin myths to resurface, but we need hard facts if we want evidence-based interventions to help those who are addicted, write Shane Darke and Michael Farrell. 
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04 February 2014
With cancer now the world's biggest killer, it's clear that we won't beat the disease with treatments alone, says Bernard Stewart, co-editor of the World Cancer Report. What's needed is more legisation to regulate our behaviour. 
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29 January 2014
A new book co-authored by UNSW's Gordon Parker sheds light on the often misunderstood issue of perinatal depression and matches personal stories with advice from leading researchers. 
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28 January 2014
Judging foods only by their saturated or monounsaturated fat content ignores their complete nutritional profile, writes Rosemary Stanton. 
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28 January 2014
There’s certainly no good rationale for using hypnotic drugs for the long-term, and there are effective non-drug options for treating insomnia that are not pursued nearly often enough, argues Ric Day. 
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15 January 2014
A world-first study has revealed a breakthrough for dependent cannabis users, with a medication providing significant relief from withdrawal symptoms.

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