Health

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.

Quitting cannabis use in your 20s significantly reduces the chance of progressing to other illicit drugs, new research from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre shows.

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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.

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