Health

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A UNSW-led soccer initiative designed to improve social cohesion for young refugees, is now part of an after-school care program.

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An increase in deaths from prescription painkillers is alarming, but the problem does not arise from one simple cause and a single intervention won't offer a solution, argues Louisa Degenhardt.

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The complexity of genetic mutations responsible for pancreatic cancer means patients may need individual diagnoses and treatments, Australian research shows.

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Once again, overdose deaths from opioids are increasing in Australia. And once again, we are in danger of ignoring effective, evidence-based interventions, argues Alex Wodak.

Grief

It’s normal to have recurring waves of grief after the loss of a loved one but prolonged, severe grief requires treatment, writes Richard Bryant.

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The UNSW-affiliated medical research centre, the Ingham Institute, has officially opened in Sydney.

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The new Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing will help tackle an illness that is the nation’s third leading cause of death, dementia.

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Studies into the effectiveness of reduced doses of HIV therapy and healthy brain ageing are among UNSW projects to receive major backing in the latest round of medical research funding.

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Australia has recorded a 50 per cent spike in new HIV diagnoses in a decade and a re-invigoration of prevention approaches is needed to drive down new cases, annual data show.

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An urgent revision of HIV prevention practices is required in Australia, warn the authors of an annual report of trends in behavior.

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