Health

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The George Institute for Global Health has received a landmark investment of $24 million from the Australian Government to undertake research to prevent and treat cardiometabolic diseases.

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Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has visited UNSW Sydney to announce more support for Australia’s next generation of medical researchers.

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Screening prospective parents for genetic mutations allows them to make important decisions about the health of their future families.

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Being exposed to abuse or neglect before age five is the strongest predictor of whether a child will be at risk for future mental illness, a study from UNSW Sydney finds.

 

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The Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, Australia’s peak body for the disease, has awarded a second grant to UNSW's Professor Minoti Apte.

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UNSW School of Public Health’s Future Health Leaders program is celebrating its first graduate, whose work has led to better support for medical students in Shanghai.

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If children develop severe respiratory illness before two years old, they are at least double the risk of developing asthma later in childhood, a study of NSW babies has found.

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For survival rates of childhood brain cancer to improve, researchers need to adopt strategies similar to those used to tackle leukaemia, writes David Ziegler.

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A study led by UNSW researchers offers some promise that a drug called NMN could prevent obesity in children from overweight mothers.

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UNSW researchers have tailored gene therapy for a rare genetic disorder called Canavan disease, and say it could eventually be adapted to treat other inherited disorders affecting the brain.

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