Health

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A sophisticated tool that can generate early outbreak signals using data from Google Trends, Wikipedia and Twitter has won the UNSW ZikaHACK competition.

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UNSW has welcomed the federal government’s announcement of $26 million for medical researchers and clinical trials through the Medical Research Future Fund. 

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Early warning of increased levels of pollen in the atmosphere could help allergy or asthma sufferers anticipate the onset of illness and begin preventative measures, new research finds.

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New findings by UNSW neuroscientists represent a whole new way of looking at how our brains make judgements about the environment, and could have applications in telesurgery, prostheses and robotics.

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In cancer, immune cells infiltrate tumours – but it hasn’t been known which immune cells exit the tumour or where they go next.

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More of us are labelled as sick with the constantly changing diagnostic cut-offs for diseases. Now an international expert panel has drafted a list of things to consider before setting new thresholds, write Ray Moynihan and Rita Horvath.

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There is an urgent need to reconsider steroid use as a public health issue as opposed to a criminal justice concern, write Katinka van de Ven and Renee Zahnow.

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More Indigenous children are going to hospital in NSW with serious burns than non-Indigenous kids but are less likely to be treated in a paediatric burns unit, a study led by UNSW and supported by The George Institute for Global Health has found.

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The unrelenting pursuit of happiness may be self-defeating. Joseph Paul Forgas argues we've much to gain from being sad and mad now and again.

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Closer examination of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is critical in identifying individuals at high risk of developing dementia, new research finds.

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