Health

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20 November 2014
UNSW Medicine has developed an online diploma in infectious disease management for India's largest private hospital group.
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13 November 2014
Health Minister Peter Dutton has officially opened the $140 million state-of-the-art redevelopment of the Wallace Wurth Building, home to UNSW Medicine and The Kirby Institute.
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12 November 2014
Pill testing kits or booths at venues where pills are known to be consumed could inform users about the content of illicit drugs, writes Alison Ritter.
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11 November 2014
Work by PhD graduate Dr Simon Graham to encourage Indigenous boys to be tested for sexually transmissable diseases is having a positive impact in Aboriginal communities aross NSW.
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07 November 2014
Most people would like to have sex up to four times a week but the reality is it just doesn't happen that often, an Australian snapshot of heterosexual relationships has found.
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05 November 2014
Australia and New Zealand are world leaders when it comes to safe IVF practice, thanks to their focus on single-embryo transfer, a new report finds.
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04 November 2014
The human lifespan is too short and marred with ill health. But it doesn't have to be this way, two of the world's leading anti-ageing researchers have told a UNSW audience.
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24 October 2014
A unique carrier box that preserves hearts after they have stopped beating has allowed a UNSW-affiliated surgeon at St Vincent's Hospital to perform two world-first transplants.
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23 October 2014
Premier Mike Baird has opened Stage One of a $80 million cancer treatment and research centre that will bring together elite researchers and clinicians in one building.
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22 October 2014
The UNSW Alliance Against Ebola will officially launch this Thursday, 23 October with a fundraising Day of Action that will include a documentary screening and expert talks.
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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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