Health

09_USCongress_crop
09 May 2013
Two UNSW researchers are among 11 world experts to have addressed the US Congress as part of President Obama’s initiative to map the human brain.
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30 April 2013
Dozens of new drugs and poisons will be approved for use in Australia this year and medical toxicologist Nick Buckley is worried some could be deadly.
19_bipolar_parker
19 April 2013
A simple self-test increases the accuracy of bipolar disorder diagnosis and improves quality of life, researchers at the Black Dog Institute have found.
grief
19 April 2013
The DSM-5 is not above criticism, but is probably the best manual of mental disorders we are likely to get, writes Perminder Sachdev.
sound_crop
16 April 2013
Contrary to conventional wisdom, short-term hearing loss after exposure to loud noise does not reflect damage to our hearing but the body’s way of coping.
Healthy_Brain_cropped
12 April 2013
Dementia isn’t inevitable and simple lifestyle changes in middle age are still the best way to keep the disease at bay.
rural_teen
11 April 2013
Two UNSW partnerships focusing on the mental well-being of rural children and people with intellectual disabilities have won significant federal government funding.
Brodaty
09 April 2013
Scientia Professor Henry Brodaty has made a key contribution to the future shape of Australia’s health and medical research, as a member of the McKeon Review.
Hospital_waiting
09 April 2013
There are already encouraging signs that Medicare Locals are starting to deliver results. But if they’re axed, Australia could be derailing its path to a more equitable health system, write Mark Harris, Elizabeth Harris and Nick Zwar.
Boris_Martinac
05 April 2013
UNSW Conjoint Professor Boris Martinac has been elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to science.
Parker_Grief_bench_dog
03 April 2013
Widespread confusion about what constitutes grief, ‘normaI’ depression and clinical depression risks being exacerbated under psychiatry's new classification system, Scientia Professor Gordon Parker warns.
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28 March 2013
One in four elderly people with mild cognitive impairment – a precursor to dementia – naturally ‘reverts’ to normal cognition, UNSW research shows.
Binge_NDARC_flag
28 March 2013
A community-initiated binge drinking awareness campaign in Indigenous communities is working, according to results released by UNSW's National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre.
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26 March 2013
The NSW government has funded the establishment of a new Chair in Intellectual Disability and Behaviour Support at UNSW.
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25 March 2013
In partnership with the health sector, UNSW is offering a new workplace-based professional doctorate for emerging leaders in public health.
soldier_Afghanistan
19 March 2013
Young men in the military are three times more likely than those in the general population to have committed a violent offence in their lifetime, new research shows.
asthma
18 March 2013
The first study of the effects of Sydney’s air pollution on the development of asthma has been carried out at UNSW.
louisa_degenhardt
17 March 2013
Are opioids really the lifetime treatment of choice for someone who may live the rest of their lives experiencing chronic pain, sometimes worsening as they age, asks Louisa Degenhardt.
DSinclair_headshot
07 March 2013
UNSW Professor David Sinclair has used a compound in red wine to develop a revolutionary class of drugs with the potential to prevent age-related illnesses and extend lifespans.
Amy Reichelt
07 March 2013
Addictions can be difficult to kick, especially when we are surrounded by people and situations that trigger the habit. But psychological conditioning can break the cycle, explains Amy Reichelt.
Dorothy De Low
25 February 2013
Genetic material from 14 of Australia’s oldest citizens has been sent overseas in a bid to discover the secret of surviving and thriving into very old age.
China_mask
21 February 2013
Health care workers who consistently wear special fitted face masks are much less likely to get clinical respiratory and bacterial infections, according to new research led by UNSW academics.
suicide_prevention
20 February 2013
Doctors may in the future be able to take a blood test to determine if a patient is suicidal, with the hope of decreasing the number of people taking their own lives.
Obese_exercise
13 February 2013
Almost two-thirds of adults and one fifth of children aged five to nine years are either overweight or obese, with a higher prevalence among people from lower socioeconomic groups, write Professors Nick Zwar and Mark Harris.
cancer_patient
08 February 2013
The chances of a woman surviving ovarian cancer and her quality of life during treatment could be significantly improved, with an international trial about to get underway in Sydney.

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