Health

UNSW's Lowy Cancer Research Centre, to be officially launched on Friday, has won three of the State's highest cancer research honours.

Australia has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make fundamental changes to the way society views and treats illness, a group of leading healthcare academics and clinicians will argue at a free public lecture and debate at the University of New South Wales on Monday 24 May.

Australia's first integrated cancer research facility - the Lowy Cancer Research Centre - will be officially opened this Friday 28 May.

AMSJ launch inside3

They might be in the infancy of their medical careers, but a group of UNSW students has launched Australia's first medical journal produced for and by medical students.

Good living, a happy outlook and avoiding obesity are more important than genes in prolonging life, according to the first study of Australian centenarians compiled by UNSW researchers.

Fat inside

Negative attitudes towards obese people are based on an emotional response of disgust, a new study suggests.

Risky business inside

Fiji's attitude to sex work could be exposing the Pacific nation to a rapid spread of HIV/AIDS, with devastating consequences, a new AusAID-funded study has found.

The Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Mark Butler, will open the 11th Social Research Conference on HIV, hepatitis C and related diseases at the University of New South Wales this week (8-9 April).

Australia's first research group dedicated to tackling the rising incidence of brain tumours has been established at UNSW, following a $2.3 million donation by the Cure for Life Foundation.

Cannabis hospital inside

The number of Australians seeking hospital treatment for cannabis-related problems has jumped 30 per cent since 2002, with older users most affected, according to a UNSW study.

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