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Those at highest risk of developing bipolar disorder exhibit weak connections in the emotional areas of the brain, new Australian research reveals.

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Weight-lifting can help over 55s improve brain function and muscle strength.

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A registered nurse and a high school graduate are among the Indigenous students who will study medicine at UNSW after completing the intensive Pre-Medicine program.

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German and Australian scientists have discovered a molecule able to silence pain receptors under the skin, giving new hope to millions of people living with the devastating effects of diabetic neuropathy.

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About a quarter of medical students show symptoms of depression, and one in ten report suicidal thoughts, writes Ute Vollmer-Conna.

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Internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy is a global solution to help the world's mentally ill overcome the many barriers they face to accessing treatment, writes Asha Basu.

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Most of our drugs policies have failed to curb use or reduce their impact on individuals or society. It's time for a more enlightened and informed approach, writes Alison Ritter.

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For her tireless advocacy on behalf of mental health nurses, Kim Ryan has been named the inaugural winner of UNSW's Australian Mental Health Prize. 

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Workforce changes, work intensification and workload stress within the oncology profession are taking their toll on staff, with implications for patient care, UNSW research has found.

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A UNSW research trial to examine if e-cigarettes can help smokers quit and a world-first treatment for teenagers with PTSD and substance abuse are among projects to receive major backing in the latest NHMRC funding round.

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