Health

The prevalence of hepatitis is dropping among prison entrants, but infection rates could fall even faster through better immunisation and treatment, new research shows.

There has been an alarming jump in some STI infections, with rates of Chlamydia up 17 percent and gonorrhoea rising 25 percent, new national surveillance figures show.

If you have dementia and need to be admitted to hospital to be treated for other illnesses or injuries, your prospects for recovery are substantially worse than for other patients, research has found.

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Humour therapy is as effective as widely used antipsychotic drugs in managing agitation in people with dementia - and avoids serious drug side effects, a new study shows.

The largest study of its kind has confirmed the existence of common genetic contributors to bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

Two of Australia's leading experts address free public seminar chaired by Ita Buttrose to mark World Alzheimer's Day, Wednesday 21st Sept.

Two of Australia's leading experts address free public seminar chaired by Ita Buttrose to mark World Alzheimer's Day, Wednesday 21st Sept.

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Hopes for an effective vaccine against the potentially fatal hepatitis C infection have received a major boost following the discovery of two 'Achilles' heels' within the virus.

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Managing other people at work triggers structural changes in the brain, protecting its memory and learning centre well into old age, research presented at the Brain Sciences UNSW symposium suggests.

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Running may trigger the production of new brain cells throughout life, possibly building a "buffer" to hold off diseases such as Alzheimer's, research presented at the Brain Sciences UNSW shows.

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