Health

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Work is underway to discover if human tears can play a role in the early diagnosis of breast and prostate cancer.

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Ketamine is being trialled in people with severe depression and is providing almost instant relief from symptoms, offering fresh hope of a quick new way to manage the illness at its worst.

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Thirty years of work developing 3D brain maps has won UNSW Professor George Paxinos an international Pioneer in Medicine award.

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Australian illicit drug users are turning to the internet for drug education, but not to buy drugs, a national survey has found.

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Australian researchers have uncovered a potential new way to regulate the body’s natural immune response, offering hope of a simple and effective treatment for auto-immune diseases.

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There is emerging evidence that internet pornography is strongly associated with risky sexual behaviour among adolescents, according to a review from UNSW's Kirby Institute.

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Australia is ill-prepared for a fast-moving public health emergency, writes Tony Adams.

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New research has found that keeping physically active can make a positive contribution to increasing quality of life for patients with multiple sclerosis.

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Australia may be ill-equipped to protect its citizens in a pandemic or similar public health emergency, according to one of Australia’s most experienced public health experts.

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Open sharing of medical clinical trial data would lead to faster and more trustworthy evidence for many of our most pressing health problems, write Adam Dunn and Enrico Coiera.

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