Health

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Sports stars spruiking fast foods are doing enormous harm in the obesity battle, writes Dr Michael Valenzuela.

A discovery that brain cells can become "stuck'' in their journey during brain development could lead to new schizophrenia therapies, the team behind the research says.

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UNSW has joined forces with leading hospitals and medical research bodies to form one of Australia's biggest advanced treatment and research centres.

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A majority of Australians would seek tests to establish their genetic susceptibility to depression, despite social stigma and questions about their validity, a national study has found.

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Innovative online assessments and a "liberating" personal approach to teaching have won Associate Professor Gary Velan one of the nation's top university teaching awards.

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World AIDS Day holds a special significance this year, with 2010 witnessing the most dramatic breakthroughs in HIV prevention since the first days of the global pandemic, writes UNSW Professor John Kaldor.

Portugal's decision to decriminalise all drug use did not lead to dramatic increases in drug abuse or drug-related harm, a joint Australian and UK study has found.

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UNSW epidemiologist Professor Lisa Jackson Pulver has been appointed to the board of the Lowitja Institute - Australia's national body dedicated to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research.

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UNSW Professor and Executive Director of the Garvan Institute, John Shine, has been awarded the Prime Minister's Prize for Science, the nation's most highly respected award for scientific achievement.

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It's not every day a medical scientist wins four major research grants in as many weeks. But for Professor Peter Gunning, receiving the grants worth close to $2 million is fitting recognition of 25 years of research.

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