big data

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Body fatness and alcohol consumption are the leading preventable causes of breast cancer in Australian women, a new study in 200,000 women has found.

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A new UNSW open online course announced today arms employees and businesses to work in a rapidly evolving world affected by artificial intelligence, big data and robotics.

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Digital technologies put an abundance of data at our fingertips, but we must ensure questions of what should, and should not, be measured are answered before we use them in official statistics.

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A new UNSW study shows that the majority of lung cancers can be prevented. The findings strongly support the importance of preventing the uptake of smoking and assisting Australians in quitting.

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An Australian-first study by UNSW researchers has analysed millions of Medicare claims to gain insights into Australian general practice. The study opens up a new toolbox for exploring how patients use health care services.

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As cities scramble to house a rapidly growing population, urban planners will need to harness big data and new technologies to design for the future.

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Management consultants are busy using big data to drum up business but issues are begining to arise that concern access, privacy, analysis and interpretation.

Anxiety

The reclassification of anxiety treatment Xanax as a drug of addiction has resulted in a reduction in its misuse, a UNSW-led study has found.

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As we approach the edge of the fiscal cliff, we need to get smarter about how we tackle ageing and disease. And the way to do that is sitting right there in your pocket, writes Louisa Jorm. 

open data

Transparency and open data may be an important part of the solution to corporate tax avoidance, writes Paul X. McCarthy.

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