Health

Poor countries in South-East Asia could experience a spike in HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths due to the effects of the global economic crisis, UNSW research has found.

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Research into the attitudes of women toward genetic testing for cancer has received major backing in two separate rounds of state and federal government funding.

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Australians should not be complacent about the risk of HIV infection, UNSW researchers have warned on World AIDS Day.

Australia is losing the battle against obesity and more attention must be given to the role of drugs in managing weight loss, UNSW researchers say.

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Medical researchers have for the first time demonstrated that "comfort eating" can reverse the effects in the brain of psychological trauma experienced early in life.

A new state-of-the-art eye testing centre has opened at UNSW, offering free services to the public - thanks to the generosity of Guide Dogs NSW/ACT.

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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.

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