Health

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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.
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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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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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