Health

HepC Fabio

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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New research suggests obese individuals often perform poorly in reasoning and planning tasks and, likewise, those with poor cognitive function are more vulnerable to excessive weight gain.

Cancer hitchins

Scientists have found a new genetic mechanism that makes some families more susceptible to colorectal, bowel and other cancers.

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One of the country's top mental health innovators, Professor Helen Christensen, is the Black Dog Institute's new leader, replacing Scientia Professor Gordon Parker, who's stepping down after 10 years at the helm

Women who suffer violence at the hands of men are highly likely to experience mental disorders for the rest of their lives, new research shows.

Eight out of ten Australians would radically change their risky behaviour if tests showed they had a genetic susceptibility to depression, a national study has found.

A new study has identified the neural mechanism that hinders reward identification and decision-making in people suffering from schizophrenia, highlighting the need for more effective drug therapies to help people with the disease manage their daily lives.

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The NSW Cancer Survivors Centre at UNSW aims to improve the health of the rapidly growing number of Australian cancer survivors, now estimated to be around one million.

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