Health

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21 October 2014
Two of the world’s leading anti-ageing experts will use the 2014 UNSW Medicine Dean's Lecture to present technology and breakthroughs that will enable us to live longer, healthier lives.
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17 October 2014
UNSW research into childhood cancers, HIV prevention, and sexually transmissible diseases in remote Aboriginal communities has received major backing in the latest round of federal government health funding.
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15 October 2014
The molecular mysteries that allow cancers, viruses and autoimmune diseases to dodge the body’s defence mechanisms will come under the microscope at a new ARC Centre of Excellence.
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15 October 2014
Inadequate guidelines for personal protective equipment may be to blame for health care workers contracting Ebola outside West Africa, writes Raina McIntyre.
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14 October 2014
A new range of condoms coated with an antimicrobial chemical are unlikely to offer any more protection from STIs than your average condom, writes Bridgit Haire.
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13 October 2014
Transforming poor communities through research into social business and health is the aim of a new agreement between UNSW and Nobel peace laureate Muhammad Yunus.
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09 October 2014
Thank you to the Handlebar, the Freestyler, the Fu Manchu and all the other moustaches that helped the Movember Foundation contribute $5.5 million in grants to support UNSW expertise in men’s mental health.
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09 October 2014
Fathers will be critical to the successful treatment of their sons’ aggressive and antisocial conduct in a UNSW-led project awarded a major grant from the Movember Foundation.
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08 October 2014
Riding through red lights, pedalling onto footpaths... new research shows cyclists break road rules to stay safe.
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08 October 2014
The long-awaited independent review of coal seam gas in NSW highlights many risks and uncertainties around human health from exposure to toxic chemicals, write David Shearman and Melissa Haswell.
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08 October 2014
Industry influence can make drugs look safer and more effective than they really are. So where can doctors and the public turn to for reliable information? ask Adam Dunn and Florence Bourgeois.
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07 October 2014
Falls are common in elderly people but the risk increases markedly when they have depressive symptoms and use antidepressants, new research shows.
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02 October 2014
Eureka Prize-winner Professor Maree Teesson has been named as one of the country's leading innovators in the prestigious 100 Most Influential Women awards.
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02 October 2014
Levels of the trust hornone oxytocin in new mothers and how well they bond with their babies may be connected to their own experiences as newborns, landmark UNSW-led research reveals.
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30 September 2014
General practitioners tend to obsess over blood pressure – with good reason, write Michael Tan and Patrick Khoury.
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29 September 2014
Outcomes are better for older patients with hip fractures when hospital care involves a collaborative team of orthopaedic and geriatric specialists, new research shows.
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22 September 2014
For those embarking on a long-term change in diet, it is important to recognise that we are not slaves to our desires, writes Amy Reichelt.
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18 September 2014
Evidence is mounting that simple lifestyle changes such as regular exercise and a healthy diet can delay the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease, experts from UNSW's Centre for Health Brain Ageing say. 
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18 September 2014
A fall in condom use across Australia is driving growth in sexually-transmitted infections but new national strategies could improve our sexual health, UNSW experts say. 
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18 September 2014
Australia is experiencing a surge in gonorrhoea and syphilis infections and a dramatic rise in hepatitis C-related deaths, according to an annual surveillance report from UNSW's Kirby Institute. 
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17 September 2014
UNSW will lead a world-first study to evaluate the effectiveness of a one tablet per day hepatitis C treatment as a means of preventing the spread of the virus in prisons. 
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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.
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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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