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MOOC personalised medicine

With the increasing availability of genetic testing, glimpsing your future risk of disease based on your own genetic makeup is now more tempting that ever.

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Australia’s unique policy of linking financial benefits to vaccination poses a real risk of backlash, write Raina MacIntyre and Daniel Salmon.

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A new treatment option is emerging for men with urinary problems, without the sexual side-effects of medication and surgery.

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Packing food for disadvantaged families at three o'clock on a chilly winter morning with Chelsea Clinton gave UNSW Masters student Rachel Wilkins a practical perspective on philanthropy.

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Financially punishing parents who refuse vaccinations for their children may not be an effective public health strategy, writes Raina Macintyre.

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Male offspring appear to benefit more than females from the positive effects of exercise during pregnancy, a UNSW animal study has found.

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A survey of young Australians shows first time users are ignoring the risks of synthetic drugs, putting their health and lives at risk.

 

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Researchers have discovered a way to stimulate muscle regrowth in the heart of a mouse, opening up prospects of new treatments for the 55,000 Australians who suffer heart attacks each year.

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UNSW research has found waiting months for a stiff shoulder to settle down before surgery may not be necessary, offering thousands of Australians with painful rotator cuff injuries hope of a speedier recovery. 

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UNSW researchers at the Black Dog Institute are using digital technologies to target groups most at risk of mental illiness, including young people and those living in regional, rural and remote areas.

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