Health

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Mortality rates of young Australian men due to suicide and accidental drug overdose appear to follow a strikingly similar pattern, as observed in statistics provided by the ABS.

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An internationally acclaimed line up of speakers will unravel the secrets of successful ageing at this week's Living To 100 conference, hosted by the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) at UNSW.

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The George Institute for Global Health is the top-ranked independent research organisation in Australia in a review produced for Times Higher Education.

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Only 25% of hip fracture patients leave hospital on active treatment for osteoporosis, the Australian and New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry's 2018 report shows.

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Elderly people near the end of their lives are receiving hospital treatment that is too aggressive, a UNSW-led study has found.

Obesity

A UNSW-led team researching a drug to avoid insulin resistance was greeted with an unexpected result that could have implications for the nation's rising rates of obesity and associated disease.

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A smallpox outbreak originating in Fiji was the hypothetical scenario confronting researchers, frontline responders and policymakers gathered at UNSW Sydney.

Opioids

The number of people dying as a result of opioid use has risen markedly, says a report by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at UNSW Sydney.

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Millions of people around the world could have a simpler way to reduce their blood pressure, a trial led by The George Institute for Global Health suggests.

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Point-of-care tests to detect and treat key infectious diseases will be expanded in 300 health centres in four countries thanks to a new program led by UNSW. 

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