Health

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For those embarking on a long-term change in diet, it is important to recognise that we are not slaves to our desires, writes Amy Reichelt.

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Evidence is mounting that simple lifestyle changes such as regular exercise and a healthy diet can delay the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease, experts from UNSW's Centre for Health Brain Ageing say. 

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A fall in condom use across Australia is driving growth in sexually-transmitted infections but new national strategies could improve our sexual health, UNSW experts say. 

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Australia is experiencing a surge in gonorrhoea and syphilis infections and a dramatic rise in hepatitis C-related deaths, according to an annual surveillance report from UNSW's Kirby Institute. 

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UNSW will lead a world-first study to evaluate the effectiveness of a one tablet per day hepatitis C treatment as a means of preventing the spread of the virus in prisons. 

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Dust particles in the air may be more harmful to asthmatics than soot from one of Australia's main roadways, UNSW research shows.

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UNSW’s best-ever Fellowship result demonstrates the relevance and application of the University’s medical research, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Les Field says.

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Suicide is as preventable as skin cancer. But despite initiatives like RUOK Day, we don't follow through with the right strategies, writes Helen Christensen.

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By characterising healthcare reform as a simplistic fiscal balancing act, we are overlooking new opportunities to find significant budgetary savings while simultaneously improving the quality of care, write Louisa Jorm and Peter Smith.

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An Australian-first research centre promises to realise the potential of big data to reduce the costs of healthcare while simultaneously improving the prevention and management of many diseases. 

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