Health

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Antidepressant use continues to rise yet the jury is still out on the drugs' effectiveness for the most common forms of depression, writes Scientia Professor Philip Mitchell.

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Harnessing genetic science to head off major depressive disorder, the world’s leading cause of disability, is fraught with controversy, writes Dr Alex Wilde.

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A compound originally designed to treat leukaemia could also be effective in preventing asthma.

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UNSW researchers have discovered a strain of norovirus they warn could cause a severe epidemic of acute gastroenteritis in Australia this winter.

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A UNSW-affiliated researcher is one of six young people awarded Cancer Institute NSW grants to find new ways to help prevent and treat cancer.

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A world-first study is under way looking at the genetic predisposition of some people to become depressed after bereavement.

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Groundbreaking work on HIV, cardiovascular disease and improving patient safety are among the major UNSW research programs to be awarded funding by the National Health and Medical Research Council.

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Young people with a known genetic risk of bipolar disorder but no clinical signs of the condition show reduced reaction to facial emotions, a new brain imaging study has found.

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The burden of major depression and anxiety have each increased by 37 per cent in 20 years, according to the Global Burden of Disease report.

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Ketamine may be useful as an antidepressant in urgent situations – where the patient is seriously depressed and acutely suicidal – and where other treatments have failed, writes Colleen Loo.

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