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Social media has been flagged as a platform for the early detection and tracking of epidemics. But can it really replace traditional surveillance methods, ask C Raina MacIntyre and Sheng-Lun (Jason) Yan.

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Despite being one of the safest places in the world to have a baby, almost 1 in 100 babies in Australia is stillborn or dies soon after birth, a study has found.

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A new psychological intervention has been shown to significantly reduce melanoma survivors’ fear of their cancer returning, according to UNSW-led research published today.

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Australia is one of only two high-income countries where drug use disorders are a top 10 cause of disability, according to modelling by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at UNSW.

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Eleven UNSW researchers have been inducted as Fellows of Australia's flagship academy of medical science.

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Both genetic and environmental factors determine someone's personality. Genes account for up to 50% and unique environmental experiences make up the rest, writes Perminder Sachdev.

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One-third of people presenting to NSW emergency departments have underlying drug and alcohol problems, yet only a small number get appropriate treatment, UNSW research has found.  

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Australia is on track to cure more people of hepatitis C in 2016 alone than in the past 20 years, according to a new report from UNSW's Kirby Institute.

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A mistrust of the health system and discrimination from health workers could be preventing Australians living with hepatitis C from accessing life-saving treatment, according to new research. 

 

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Suicide will continue to be the main cause of death for Australians aged 15 to 44 unless proven prevention strategies are implemented, according to the Black Dog Institute.

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