UNSW Medicine

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How do we talk to kids about dementia and what do they want to know? Jess Baker has some answers.

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Opioid-dependent patients are five times more likely to die in the first four weeks of treatment if they are prescribed methadone rather than the alternative treatment, buprenorphine, a new study shows.

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UNSW has welcomed a $5 million gift from the Financial Markets Foundation for Children that will help give vunerable children in Australia the opportunities they need to reach their full potential.

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A report by UNSW’s Kirby Institute has found more than 57,000 Australians with chronic hepatitis C have never received antiviral therapy despite its ability to cure the disease.

 

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The latest instalment of Australia’s annual report card on HIV, hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections has been released this morning. Here’s what UNSW experts who work in these areas make of the results.

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Despite high-profile health campaigns and a concerted effort to make antiretroviral therapy more accessible, the number of new HIV cases in Australia has remained stable over the last three years, writes Bridget Haire.

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Public health experts are gathering at UNSW today to discuss why one year after endemic measles was officially eliminated Australia continues to be plagued by sporadic outbreaks of the virus.

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Indications of psychopathic traits can be reliably observed in children as young as three, allowing children at risk to undergo earlier treatment, a new study suggests. 

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The Kirby Institute at UNSW Australia will collaborate with the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research and other national and international institutes to conduct a world-first study in maternal and newborn health in PNG.

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IVF cycles using embryos that have been frozen and thawed are just as successful as fresh embryos, according to a new UNSW report.

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