Health

john_dwyer
17 April 2012
The AMA is urging the government to consider the establishment of new medical schools in rural and regional areas to boost the number of doctors, writes John Dwyer.
Alison Ritter
13 April 2012
We should all be concerned about our laws on illegal drugs because they affect all of us, writes Alison Ritter.
Colleen_Loo_2012_StGeorgeLeader
11 April 2012
Applying mild electrical currents to the brain has been shown to be an effective treatment for depression. But could the treatment also benefit people with bipolar disorder?
VCCRI_baby_sized
10 April 2012
Australian scientists have made a landmark discovery that could help women minimise or even avoid the risk of having a baby born with congenital birth defects.
sex_industry
23 March 2012
The decriminalisation of sex work in NSW – combined with a free market approach – has resulted in one of the healthiest sex industries ever documented, a report to NSW Health has found.
Whooping_baby
21 March 2012
Australia’s prolonged whooping cough epidemic has entered a disturbing new phase, with a study showing the emergence of a new strain capable of evading the vaccine.
Harvey Samuel2
14 March 2012
Dr Sam Harvey has been appointed to Australia’s first dedicated clinical academic position focused on workplace mental health.
Brain_cancer
13 March 2012
Four of the world's best minds in brain cancer research will join UNSW's Lowy Cancer Research Centre as part of a new visiting academic program.
Weight_loss_Vartanian2
09 March 2012
Obese people who lose weight will encounter far less social stigma and may even be seen as fitter than if they had been lean all along, but they may still face prejudice, a new study suggests.
BlackDog_school
07 March 2012
A unique program that equips teachers to better help young people with mental health issues will be rolled out to high schools across Australia, thanks to the Black Dog Institute and nib foundation.
Loo_Colleen2
06 March 2012
Stimulating the brain with a weak electrical current is a safe and effective treatment for depression and could have other surprise benefits for the body and mind, a major Australian study has found.
cancer_stewart
28 February 2012
Fears that involuntary exposure to chemicals in food and consumer products causes cancer are not supported by evidence, a leading Australian cancer researcher says.
obesity_inside
17 February 2012
No one can claim to be unaware of the risks of obesity. But research shows the link between obesity and ill-health is not as simple as it’s often made out to be, writes Lesley Campbell.
exercise_obesity_morris
09 February 2012
Exercise, not diet, is the key to overcoming adverse metabolic effects passed on to children by their overweight mothers, new research has shown for the first time.
e-prescribing_tablet_drupal
01 February 2012
Medication prescribing errors can be reduced by as much as 66 percent with the introduction of electronic prescribing technology in hospitals, new Australia-first research shows.
Woman using cannabis spray
09 January 2012
In a world-first, UNSW researchers are leading a trial of the drug Sativex to better manage cannabis withdrawal symptoms.
Cannabis plant
06 January 2012
Australia and NZ have the highest rates of cannabis and amphetamine use in the world, finds a new study led by the National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre.
gingerbread
04 January 2012
At this time of year a number of consumption ''cues'' collide, creating the perfect storm for indulgence and guilt, writes Dr Lenny Vartanian in the Sydney Morning Herald.
Brain_plibersek_drupal
15 December 2011
UNSW scientists will receive $18 million for research into early onset dementia and mood disorders, Federal Health Minister Tanya Plibersek announced during a visit to the University.
Worth_McMillan
12 December 2011
OPINION: Fiji's crackdown on sex workers only serves to jeopardise essential HIV prevention programs, write Karen McMillan and Associate Professor Heather Worth.
Fiji_flag
12 December 2011
Fiji sex workers are being subjected to human rights abuses, including torture, at the hands of the military, a new report has found.
Heart_drupal
02 December 2011
Researchers have discovered a population of adult stem cells in the heart, raising the prospect of new therapies to help regeneration after heart attack or heart failure.
edna_main
22 November 2011
A health supplement used by bodybuilders could be the key to treating a life-threatening muscular dystrophy affecting hundreds of Australian children.
Associate Professor Kimberlie Dean
15 November 2011
Associate Professor Kimberlie Dean has been appointed the inaugural Chair of Forensic Mental Health at UNSW.
Brain
15 November 2011
Patients who suffer stroke-like attacks can have mortality rates 20 per cent higher than the general population, new research finds, leading to calls for better stroke prevention strategies.

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