Health

Portugal's decision to decriminalise all drug use did not lead to dramatic increases in drug abuse or drug-related harm, a joint Australian and UK study has found.

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UNSW epidemiologist Professor Lisa Jackson Pulver has been appointed to the board of the Lowitja Institute - Australia's national body dedicated to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research.

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UNSW Professor and Executive Director of the Garvan Institute, John Shine, has been awarded the Prime Minister's Prize for Science, the nation's most highly respected award for scientific achievement.

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It's not every day a medical scientist wins four major research grants in as many weeks. But for Professor Peter Gunning, receiving the grants worth close to $2 million is fitting recognition of 25 years of research.

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The HammondCare Chair of Positive Ageing is to be appointed at UNSW to oversee a pioneering scheme to create a "one-stop shop" for aged care.

Hospitals with unacceptably high rates of infection or patient mortality should have their funding withheld, a UNSW patient safety expert says.

The profile of people living with HIV in Australia is set to change significantly over the next decade, UNSW modelling shows.

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Medical researchers have for the first time shown a link between a father's high fat diet at the time of conception and a risk of diabetes in his offspring.

Australia has reported its highest number of HIV infections since the early 1990s but cases of most other sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections have dropped, data shows.

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Researchers have advanced our understanding of how cancer migrates, showing that cancer cells are accompanied by 'helper' cells when they travel in the bloodstream.

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