Health

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Fiji sex workers are being subjected to human rights abuses, including torture, at the hands of the military, a new report has found.

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Researchers have discovered a population of adult stem cells in the heart, raising the prospect of new therapies to help regeneration after heart attack or heart failure.

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A health supplement used by bodybuilders could be the key to treating a life-threatening muscular dystrophy affecting hundreds of Australian children.

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Associate Professor Kimberlie Dean has been appointed the inaugural Chair of Forensic Mental Health at UNSW.

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Patients who suffer stroke-like attacks can have mortality rates 20 per cent higher than the general population, new research finds, leading to calls for better stroke prevention strategies.

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A UNSW student and an alumnus have been named rural medical student of the year and Australia's top rural doctor.

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Researchers will for the first time harness e-technology to develop a customised internet program to identify young people most at risk of depression before the illness takes hold.

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Thousands of Australians did not access assisted reproductive technology treatment last year after changes in IVF funding - resulting in 1500 fewer babies born, a new analysis shows.

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UNSW has won funding to establish three new Centres of Excellence to drive research into the treatment of traumatic brain injuries, immunising at risk populations, and e-Health.

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Australian scientists have played a key role in the identification of a biochemical mechanism that allows brain cancers to survive and grow, offering hope of new treatments to combat some of the most aggressive tumours.

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