Health

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The medical research community can only be encouraged by the level of commitment demonstrated by the NSW government's $30 million funding to fast track cancer research, UNSW's Dean of Medicine, Professor Peter Smith, says.

Patients attending selected drug and alcohol clinics will be offered liver screening and counselling as part of a program to help prevent more than 1,000 deaths each year from liver disease.

Bicycle-related head injuries fell significantly in the months after mandatory helmet laws came into effect, and calls for a repeal should be rejected, new research shows.

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A virus that causes hearing loss and intellectual disabilities in infants is being under-diagnosed, according to UNSW researchers, who are calling for routine screening for all pregnant women and newborns.

The 30-year fight against HIV/AIDS has brought out some of the better traits in us as researchers, and as a global society, write the Kirby Institute's John Kaldor and David Cooper.

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Using the only microscope of its kind in Australia, UNSW scientists have for the first time seen the inner workings of T-cells, the immune system's front-line troops against infection.

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Director Phillip Noyce has joined with Football United and the Telstra Foundation to help train disadvantaged young footballers in digital film making.

Telstra Foundation and film director Phillip Noyce join forces with Football United to train young refugee footballers in digital film making

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Medical student Murray Haar wants to reduce the rates of chronic disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities - a commitment that has won him an AMA Indigenous scholarship.

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Party drug Ecstasy is becoming less popular but use of new designer drugs available over the internet is on the rise, according to the latest drug monitoring report.

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