drugs

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21 August 2013
Let’s dump the anti-doping crusade to protect the integrity of sport and implement a system of drug control that respects the integrity of people instead, writes Jason Mazanov. 
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01 August 2013
Young people across NSW are being asked to speak up about sex, partying, alcohol and drugs for a Centre for Social Research in Health survey.
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26 June 2013
The over-prescription of antipsychotic medication to people with dementia in care will be targeted in a new million-dollar project led by UNSW researchers.
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20 June 2013
Law enforcement still accounts for the lion's share of governments' spending on illicit drugs, according to the first comprehensive review in a decade.
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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.
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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.
25 November 2010
Portugal's decision to decriminalise all drug use did not lead to dramatic increases in drug abuse or drug-related harm, a joint Australian and UK study has found.
08 April 2010
The Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Mark Butler, will open the 11th Social Research Conference on HIV, hepatitis C and related diseases at the University of New South Wales this week (8-9 April).
26 November 2009
Australia is losing the battle against obesity and more attention must be given to the role of drugs in managing weight loss, UNSW researchers say.
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21 May 2008
A young African doctor is studying at UNSW's National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research to help fight the virus in her homeland.
28 April 2008
High court judge, Justice Michael Kirby, will convene a high-level forum on the future of HIV/AIDS this week.
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05 February 2008
UNSW has been awarded the largest Australian grant in its history, receiving $17.7 million in funding to advance understanding of HIV and hepatitis C.
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28 June 2007
The Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Mr Antonio-Maria Costa, has given an address at UNSW, suggesting that the world drug problem is being contained.
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25 June 2007
UNSW has been awarded almost seven million dollars in funding for cancer research from the NSW government. UNSW was awarded more than any other institution in the state.
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16 February 2007
A team of researchers, led by academics from UNSW and St Vincent's Hospital, have made a discovery that transforms our understanding of genetic diseases.
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25 January 2007
Ninety percent of Australian cannabis users over the age of 14 report using alcohol at the same time, despite serious risks in combining the two drugs, according to a review by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at UNSW.