Health

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Researchers investigating 'the new frontier of medicine' and its defining effects on how we live and die are preparing to open a world class facility.

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UNSW faculties of Medicine and Engineering are investing nearly $2m in four clincally-led biomedical engineering initatives that will help address major health problems.

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New South Wales could provide the blueprint for Australia when it comes to including health at the forefront of legislative reform, urban planning and infrastructure assessments.

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With dementia on the rise, a new report calls for greater awareness of modifiable lifestyle factors that increase risk of the condition, including diabetes, physical inactivity and mid-life obesity and high blood pressure.

 

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An intervention approach that involves structured visits to healthcare professionals for nursing home residents after hospital discharge halves their chance of readmission and visits to emergency rooms, according to new research by UNSW.

 

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Doctors should consider using e-cigarettes to help patients who have repeatedly failed to quit tobacco, a new study says.

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Mental health for more than 400,000 people in NSW living with an intellectual disability was the focus of a national roundtable at UNSW opened by NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard.

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Private health insurance premiums rise from April 1, leaving consumers wondering if they should give it up or downgrade to save money.

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Women newly diagnosed with breast cancer who learn they carry a genetic mutation in a breast cancer gene experience more distress at this test result if they have no family history of the disease.

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An alarming number of children under five years of age are being prescribed asthma medication outside of national guidelines, leading to calls for better education of health care providers. 

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