Health

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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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21 July 2014
Stigma and discrimination remain the most substantial barriers to conquering HIV, write Brendan Crabb and Michael Kirby.
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18 July 2014
UNSW’s Football United has returned from the World Cup in Rio, jubilant if not victorious after running second in their group – locked out of the quarter finals by a team from France.
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18 July 2014
Two men treated at St Vincent’s Hospital in partnership with UNSW's Kirby Institute have undetectable levels of HIV more than three years after their bone marrow transplants, the first successful cases of the HIV virus being cleared in Australia.
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18 July 2014
In responding to the needs of communities affected by HIV, it is vital that the response includes not just science and research but also people's social needs, write Andrew Grulich, Cheryl Overs and Peter Higgs.
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18 July 2014
Australia has long been seen as a world leader in HIV prevention, treatment and care, yet our academic sector has been underutilised when it comes to the delivery of international health aid, write David Cooper and John Kaldor.
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17 July 2014
HIV/AIDS is “not yesterday’s issue; it is not a problem that has gone away”, HIV campaigner Lord Norman Fowler has told a UNSW audience, arguing that the epidemic needs to be raised higher on the global health agenda.
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17 July 2014
French Nobel Laureate Francoise Barré-Sinoussi has been awarded a UNSW honorary doctorate of medicine in recognition of her contribution to HIV/AIDS research.
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17 July 2014
Unlike plagues of the past, which have often been equalisers, indiscriminately killing nobility and working class, young and old, this modern plague kills very differently, write Michael Kirby and Mark Dybul.
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16 July 2014
The number of new HIV diagnoses in Australia remains the highest seen for 20 years, according to the Annual HIV Surveillance report released today at UNSW’s Kirby Institute Annual Symposium.

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