Health

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Millions of people world-wide who have contracted a highly resistant strain of HIV could benefit from a new drug to treat the infection. The benefits of the therapy have been proven by UNSW-led research.

A UNSW academic and disability advocate who helped draft the text of a UN treaty on disability rights today said Australia's ratification of the treaty could lead to a new era of equality for Australians with disability.

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Those who don't engage in complex mental activity over their lifetime have twice the shrinkage in a key part of the brain in old age, according to researchers from UNSW.

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A motivational tool which revolutionized the way we treat drug and alcohol addiction is having surprising results in diverse areas, according to the man who developed the approach. He will give an address hosted by UNSW's National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre next week.

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New UNSW research is investigating modern telecommunications and ancient therapies as treatment for depression and Bipolar Disorder.

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The global fight against HIV has received a substantial fillip with a $20 million pledge by the NSW Government to establish a National Institute for Virology, incorporating UNSW's National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research.

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UNSW researchers have received half a million dollars from the NSW Government to fund new studies into sexually transmitted infections.

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Mobile phones and the Internet will be used to help people manage their mental health problems. The project, which involves UNSW researchers, has been awarded almost $2 million in funding from the Federal government.

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UNSW is tackling the shortage of rural doctors head on, and the approach is already paying dividends on the NSW Mid-North Coast.

The UNSW Brainfoods event on HIV will be aired on ABC TV's new Fora program this Thursday, June 12.

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