Health

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Elderly people near the end of their lives are receiving hospital treatment that is too aggressive, a UNSW-led study has found.

Obesity

A UNSW-led team researching a drug to avoid insulin resistance was greeted with an unexpected result that could have implications for the nation's rising rates of obesity and associated disease.

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A smallpox outbreak originating in Fiji was the hypothetical scenario confronting researchers, frontline responders and policymakers gathered at UNSW Sydney.

Opioids

The number of people dying as a result of opioid use has risen markedly, says a report by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at UNSW Sydney.

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Millions of people around the world could have a simpler way to reduce their blood pressure, a trial led by The George Institute for Global Health suggests.

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Point-of-care tests to detect and treat key infectious diseases will be expanded in 300 health centres in four countries thanks to a new program led by UNSW. 

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A report from the UNSW Centre for Social Research in Health says stigma and language are still barriers to treatment. 

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New scholarships funded by Western NSW Local Health District will help Indigenous students study medicine at UNSW and then return to the west of the state for internships. 

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Pre-eclampsia can be dangerous for expectant mothers, but there are ways to monitor and minimise the risks.

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Are antidepressants effective or ineffective? The question is simplistic, says Professor Gordon Parker in a British Journal of Psychiatry editorial.

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