Health

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More Australians have been treated for hepatitis C in the past 12 months than the last decade combined, following the listing of a new generation therapy on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

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UNSW researchers working on some of the most aggressive cancers including neuroblastoma, leukaemia, and pancreatic and breast tumours have received major backing from The Cancer Institute NSW.

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The recent decision to effectively ban e-cigarettes will hurt poor and disadvantaged smokers the most, writes Colin Mendelsohn.

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The deaths of more than 700 Australian adults with an intellectual disability could have been avoided with more appropriate health care and monitoring, a UNSW study has revealed.

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Period pain usually begins soon after a girl starts menstruating, but commonly gets better as she gets older, writes Rebecca Deans.

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Clinical trials for childhood cancer and studies into pain medicine addiction and teenagers living with OCD are among UNSW projects to receive backing from the NHMRC.

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Australian truck drivers suffer daily near-misses and injuries, fearing each day could be their last, according to new research.

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UNSW-led researchers have discovered that pancreatic tumours use unique genetic solutions to drive their growth, providing a new target to test tumour sensitivity to drugs.

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Leading scientists, including Nobel Prize winner Peter Doherty, are calling on the Australian government to urgently fund research into the impact of climate change on human health.  

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The George Institute for Global Health and UNSW have announced their intention to form a strategic collaboration to bolster high-impact medical research and transform lives around the world, a priority of both organisations.

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