Health

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Studies into the effectiveness of home visits for families of Aboriginal infants and the impacts on children of parents using alcohol and tobacco have received major backing.

Sufferers of overactive bladder have been given hope of a more effective treatment following a breakthrough by UNSW medical researchers.

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Research to prevent falls in older people and to combat hepatitis C infection are among the big winners in a new round of health funding.

Every dollar spent on needle and syringe programs saves four dollars by preventing life-threatening infections, according to UNSW research.

A hand hygiene campaign has recorded good results in NSW hospitals but doctors are letting the side down, UNSW research shows.

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As governments wrangle over climate change policy and who should pay for it, a global health and humanitarian crisis is building on the ground, says Professor Daniel Tarantola.

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Rich rural towns show higher levels of alcohol-related crime than poorer communities, according to new research from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre.

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The spread of hepatitis C has halved over the past decade, while chlamydia continues to rise, according to research released by UNSW's National HIV Research Centres.

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A vaccine used to prevent cervical cancer could also prevent some forms of breast cancer, saving tens of thousands of lives each year, a breakthrough study has found.

Researchers have shown online treatments are just as effective as face-to-face therapies for a wide range of common mental disorders.

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