Health

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Dozens of new drugs and poisons will be approved for use in Australia this year and medical toxicologist Nick Buckley is worried some could be deadly.

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A simple self-test increases the accuracy of bipolar disorder diagnosis and improves quality of life, researchers at the Black Dog Institute have found.

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The DSM-5 is not above criticism, but is probably the best manual of mental disorders we are likely to get, writes Perminder Sachdev.

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Contrary to conventional wisdom, short-term hearing loss after exposure to loud noise does not reflect damage to our hearing but the body’s way of coping.

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Dementia isn’t inevitable and simple lifestyle changes in middle age are still the best way to keep the disease at bay.

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Two UNSW partnerships focusing on the mental well-being of rural children and people with intellectual disabilities have won significant federal government funding.

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Scientia Professor Henry Brodaty has made a key contribution to the future shape of Australia’s health and medical research, as a member of the McKeon Review.

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There are already encouraging signs that Medicare Locals are starting to deliver results. But if they’re axed, Australia could be derailing its path to a more equitable health system, write Mark Harris, Elizabeth Harris and Nick Zwar.

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UNSW Conjoint Professor Boris Martinac has been elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to science.

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Widespread confusion about what constitutes grief, ‘normaI’ depression and clinical depression risks being exacerbated under psychiatry's new classification system, Scientia Professor Gordon Parker warns.

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