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More of us are labelled as sick with the constantly changing diagnostic cut-offs for diseases. Now an international expert panel has drafted a list of things to consider before setting new thresholds, write Ray Moynihan and Rita Horvath.

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There is an urgent need to reconsider steroid use as a public health issue as opposed to a criminal justice concern, write Katinka van de Ven and Renee Zahnow.

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More Indigenous children are going to hospital in NSW with serious burns than non-Indigenous kids but are less likely to be treated in a paediatric burns unit, a study led by UNSW and supported by The George Institute for Global Health has found.

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The unrelenting pursuit of happiness may be self-defeating. Joseph Paul Forgas argues we've much to gain from being sad and mad now and again.

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Closer examination of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is critical in identifying individuals at high risk of developing dementia, new research finds.

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In mevalonate kinase deficiency, children experience frequent fevers, sickness and joint pain – but it hasn’t been known why.

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Black Dog Institute and Hunter Institute of Mental Health received $5 million in the federal budget to establish a Centre for Research Excellence in the Prevention of Anxiety and Depression.

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The Budget's increase in the Medicare levy promises to fill the funding gap that has plagued the future viability of the NDIS, writes Helen Dickinson.

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In the largest project of its kind, UNSW researchers have analysed 1.2 million calls to a helpline in NSW and found more than two-thirds of patients attended an emergency department when advised to do so.

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Young people are encouraged to participate in an online study into how adolescents cope with the death of a friend or relative.

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