Health

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26 October 2012
The complexity of genetic mutations responsible for pancreatic cancer means patients may need individual diagnoses and treatments, Australian research shows.
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26 October 2012
Once again, overdose deaths from opioids are increasing in Australia. And once again, we are in danger of ignoring effective, evidence-based interventions, argues Alex Wodak.
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26 October 2012
It’s normal to have recurring waves of grief after the loss of a loved one but prolonged, severe grief requires treatment, writes Richard Bryant.
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23 October 2012
The UNSW-affiliated medical research centre, the Ingham Institute, has officially opened in Sydney.
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22 October 2012
The new Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing will help tackle an illness that is the nation’s third leading cause of death, dementia.
NHMRC
19 October 2012
Studies into the effectiveness of reduced doses of HIV therapy and healthy brain ageing are among UNSW projects to receive major backing in the latest round of medical research funding.
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17 October 2012
Australia has recorded a 50 per cent spike in new HIV diagnoses in a decade and a re-invigoration of prevention approaches is needed to drive down new cases, annual data show.
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17 October 2012
An urgent revision of HIV prevention practices is required in Australia, warn the authors of an annual report of trends in behavior.
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16 October 2012
A successful home care program pioneered by UNSW researchers that supports vulnerable mothers from pregnancy until their child turns two is now being implemented around the world.
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09 October 2012
Ecstasy appears to be making a comeback among regular drug users, mirroring a global trend, according to the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre.
Professor Louisa Degenhardt
08 October 2012
Opiate substitution treatments can help reduce the risk of HIV transmission in people who inject drugs, researchers say.
heroin_ndarc
04 October 2012
The latest data on the number of deaths in Australia from heroin and other opioid use shows a worrying upward trend, according to UNSW researchers.
helmet_oped
04 October 2012
Surely it would be irresponsible to do anything but continue down the path of making cycling safer. Keeping helmets and building more cycleways is unquestionably the way to go, write Jake Olivier, Scott Walter and Raphael Grzebieta.
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02 October 2012
At least one in three patients with depression won’t respond well to a series of treatments and specialists in the field have joined together to outline practical treatments to tackle the issue.
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26 September 2012
Researchers are calling for new patient safety measures after an international review revealed critical diagnoses are being missed because health professionals are not following up test results.
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18 September 2012
UNSW research shows a dramatic reduction in both depression and suicidal thoughts in patients who participated in a study involving internet cognitive behaviour therapy.
Philip Hogg and Pierre Dilda
18 September 2012
Human trials have begun on a groundbreaking anti-cancer drug, developed at UNSW, with the power to shrink tumours and potentially provide an alternative to chemotherapy.
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12 September 2012
Construction has begun on a new $76 million cancer treatment and research facility following a sod-turning ceremony at the Prince of Wales Hospital.
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10 September 2012
Drug policy is a difficult issue for politicians. But the longer they delay reform, or even discussion of reform, the more difficult it’s going to get, writes Alex Wodak.
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06 September 2012
Dr Jay Giedd, a visiting U.S adolescent brain expert, will deliver the keynote address at the Brain Sciences UNSW Symposium on how the digital revolution is changing the teenage brain.
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03 September 2012
Female cosmetic genital surgery can carry many risks, and may best be replaced by reassurance of genital normality and exploration of non-surgical solutions to relieve body insecurities, writes Rebecca Deans.
Black Dog Institute Director, Professor Helen Christensen
28 August 2012
Australians are generally a happy bunch but suicidal thoughts plague four per cent of the population, according to the new Black Dog Index.
Professor Glenn Marshall
28 August 2012
Research into the biology of brain cancer by the Children’s Cancer Institute has been recognised as one of the top 10 medical research projects in Australia.
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28 August 2012
Traditional Cook Islands medicines are playing a key role in the way researchers think about skin regeneration.
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16 August 2012
The NSW Cancer Survivors Centre at UNSW will benefit from the Ride for Life fundraising cycling event in Sydney this weekend.

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